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 Post subject: Re: '88 mx73 build
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:18 am 
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Serialnine setup would be nice, but budget and all, plus I already had half of the parts for the T3 setup lying around (camber plates, struts and rca's) :D. Anyway, I found out the problem. I was trying to use the strut tubes off my parts car with TEMS, I didn't realize TEMS struts were a slightly larger diameter. Luckily, my daily is not TEMS, so I just chopped up what I had. Kind of a bummer because I wanted to have a left over stock setup, but oh well :x

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 Post subject: Re: '88 mx73 build
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:23 pm 
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Got the suspension done last weekend and drove it to Seattle for the XXX Burger meet. Awful car meet experience, but the car handled well!! The stiffer springs really make a difference, but nowhere near as much as the extra strut travel provided by the shorter upper hats and the much much shorter sw20 front struts. I know, most people use sw20 rear struts for the front, but I decided to go with an inexpensive and very short (2"+ shorter than factory) front KYB oem replacement strut insert, and so far it suits the type of driving I do well. Paired up with 8k front Eibach ground control springs (from T3), and 9k Eibach springs in the rear with KYB monotube Camaro shocks, I get no excessive bounce and actually a fairly comfortable ride considering my engine crossmember is now roughly 1.5" off the ground. Also running the T3 RCAs; I had no bump steer before, but I could see where the tie bars had been slamming against my frame, so now that I'm lower up front, I'm sure it would have been more of a problem without them installed. I'm pretty happy with the setup, but I still think the upper hat system that T3 uses is strange and potentially problematic as it more or less pins the strut at a 90° angle to the camber plate. While it does allow a bit of pivot, it puts the extra load on outward facing section of the spring. I don't like it.

Anyway, here's some pics. I raised the rear up roughly 1" and brought the front down atleast 1". Kind of has a raked out look from bringing the rearend up, but it's nice being able to have passengers again!

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 Post subject: Re: '88 mx73 build
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:35 pm 
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looks good man!

why did you go with a softer spring rate up front? that's where most of the weight is.


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 Post subject: Re: '88 mx73 build
PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:29 pm 
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Mostly so I could haul people around without worrying about sagging. With my last set of springs I'd drop about another 3/4" with 2 people in the back seat, lol. I guess I'm a little late to answering this :P

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 Post subject: Re: '88 mx73 build
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:32 pm 
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Well my car got stolen last night. Luckily, after about 5 hours of searching, we found it in a rundown apartment complex about 8 miles away. Of course nobody knew how it got there :roll: . Anyway, they damage some interior panels trying unsuccessfully to remove my speakers, but other than that it's not too bad. The cops thought it may have been some kids out on a joy ride because there were lots of little handprints all over the outside of the car and on the steering column and there was a xl youth sized sweatshirt in the back seat.

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 Post subject: Re: '88 mx73 build
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:57 pm 

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glad you found it.

little buggers.


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 Post subject: Re: '88 mx73 build
PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:48 pm 
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little somethings is what i'm thinking.

unless there's a gang of midgets hanging out in your area. maybe time to make some flaming arrows and have target practice in your front yard where you're fully visible to scumfucks cruising by looking for easy pickings.

put in a fuel pump and battery cutoff and buy one of those telescoping batons, practice hitting kneecap-sized targets.

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 Post subject: Re: '88 mx73 build
PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:19 pm 

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Damn sucks about theft, good to have it found though.


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 Post subject: Re: '88 mx73 build
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:55 pm 
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Make the cressi an 50,000 volt bait car and wait, they'll be back...

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 Post subject: Re: '88 mx73 build
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:00 pm 

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awesome Cressida mate....I like quadlight model


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 Post subject: Re: '88 mx73 build
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:02 pm 

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you still rolling around the Seattle Tacoma area?


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