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Old 07-09-2009, 03:42 PM   #1
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UPDATE POST AFTER INSTALL: After checking tracking #'s all day...have to share

Just got these puppies from GS today





Oh and its going on this baby...



Just had to share as these are the first real mods I have purchased for the car!

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Old 07-09-2009, 03:51 PM   #2
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Nice start!


You will really like all of that stuff, I know I do!

Any plans for the steering rack brace?
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Yeah, that is next when the funds come in
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Good call.

You will notice the ARB the most I think.

I did a "doublestack" on my old 9-3, and I just laughed when I went into the first corner after I put it on. Makes you kinda wonder what they were thinking when they designed the suspension.
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The ARB will really make a difference. The mounts are great, but their improvements are not as noticeable. Your next check should be for the steering rack brace hands down.
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Yeah I am excited about the ARB. I am even more excited about the mounts actually because I think mine are completely TRASHED. Shifter movement and bucking on accel and weight transfer. I am hoping it will make a noticeable difference.
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when did they switch to black poly?
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Wow, that pic was taken VERY close to the redline t stop.

ARB is great.
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Yeah I am excited about the ARB. I am even more excited about the mounts actually because I think mine are completely TRASHED. Shifter movement and bucking on accel and weight transfer. I am hoping it will make a noticeable difference.
The tranny mount made a decent improvement with my car. The engine mount did too. (I did one at a time) Together they make shifts much more precise. You'll notice an increase in cabin vibration, but nothing too bad.
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Wow, that pic was taken VERY close to the redline t stop.

ARB is great.
Ya i met up with Rafal to check out his viggen. Nice place for a picture of some Viggens.
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when did they switch to black poly?
I think Nick said he likes to switch up every once in a while, or something like that. It does look pretty cool, though.
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the trans and engine mounts took care of a lot of my torque steer. very nice improvement on my car!
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Ya i met up with Rafal to check out his viggen. Nice place for a picture of some Viggens.
I can't believe I've never seen you or Rafal around.
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jelous, do want.

good choice on the parts man.
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I can't believe I've never seen you or Rafal around.
You would probably see him more than me around the city. I dont make it up there too much but moving to brighton soon so maybe we can get the cars together more often.
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You would probably see him more than me around the city. I dont make it up there too much but moving to brighton soon so maybe we can get the cars together more often.
do I sense a mini meet?
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Its probably not a bad idea, maybe late july, early august?
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Sounds good to me. I want to check out your 9k.

When I was 16 I detailed cars to make some extra cash over the summer. Our mechanic that we take some of ours cars too had me detail some of his customers cars. One of them was a red 9k and I was so impressed at the time with the amount of options on the interior. Fully auto climate, stereo with the equalizer, nice leather, all that stuff. Plus the turbo guage always intrigued me. Do have a soft spot for those cars.
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I think Nick said he likes to switch up every once in a while, or something like that. It does look pretty cool, though.

That compound is a dark amber base color. So it is blue but tends to look black. But there are 4 different compounds we use now that are all blue but not alike. .
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Old 07-11-2009, 12:50 PM   #20
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So got these installed today, WOW.

The arb made the most noticeable difference. Body roll is greatly reduced but also noticed something else. Seemed to sure up the wallowing and side to side movement over bumps under normal, straigh driving as well. The chassis just doesn't seem so floppy in general.

The mounts are great too. A bit more vibration at idle but it isn't too bad. Doesnt pop out of gear anymore under heavy acceleration and not nearly as much bucking under weight transfer. Def an upgrade and it seems the shifting has improved as well.

Highly recommend these...seriously. If any of my other mods go as well as these first ones than I will fall in love with my Viggen all over again many times. Thanks nick!
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