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darkjay
04-07-2004, 08:59 PM
you here? damn sick ride, bro. good thing i finally have coilovers or else i would've cried after seeing your lowered ride. it's been sunny for a couple of days now, you gotta wash that baby. haha.

and saw a stock alpine white too.

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darkjay
04-07-2004, 09:10 PM
discover some awesome, twisty back roads near gillette, nj to familiarize myself with the new coilovers. it's only 20 minutes from short hills mall. there's a wild-life reservation there and i just saw the most god-damn biggest mansion i've ever seen so far!

one tip: make sure your gas tank is _full_ before you head on out there. extremely addictive twisties and awesome view, before i realized it i almost ran out of gas in the middle of nowhere! you could drop off a dead body there and no one will find it for the next twenty years. the computer said 0 miles to go and i had to drive another 5 miles beyond that before i found a gas station. holy shiiit.

nice thing is there's a gas station there that sells 94 octane. sweet.


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ImolaS54
04-07-2004, 09:12 PM
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darkjay
04-07-2004, 09:27 PM
i had about 20 miles of gas left in the tank when i decided to take a detour and discovered the area.

unlike your tobay beach meet and drive. and may i remind you again who's running kumho v700s in the street at ~40 deg temperatures?

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ImolaS54
04-07-2004, 09:31 PM
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darkjay
04-07-2004, 09:32 PM
see your punk _*** there exploring my new found play area.

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darkjay
04-07-2004, 09:37 PM
party this saturday at his place. he's moving to ca in july permanently :( you're welcome to attend.

the twisties is very close to his area as well so we can hit it. the view is unbelievable especially given it's so close to ****ty nyc. do an off-road excursion though and no tow-truck can pull your car outta there. there's ditches 3 feet deep on either side of the two lane roads. the ct roads we were at last year doesn't have a chance compared to this area.

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ImolaS54
04-07-2004, 10:00 PM
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darkjay
04-07-2004, 10:04 PM
mountain and ct as well beforehand to meet up with his buddy who also has an nsx. or i most likely will head up there by myself if no one else is up for it. i've never been up there but i heard it's a must see.

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darkjay
04-07-2004, 10:10 PM
brake fluid and put in a different type or did you just bleed it?

also about the swaybars - who else aside from you have them on their car in this area? you just had to sell it, didn't you?! damn. it'd be nice if i can get a back to back test drive to see if the noise you were hearing in yours is a common issue and i'd like to hear how loud it is.

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ImolaS54
04-07-2004, 10:12 PM
and pumping :)

sways, why do u need them? get the eibach or are u a brand whore now? muhahhahahaha<img src="http://www.wheelfanatics.com/SIG2.JPG">

darkjay
04-07-2004, 10:22 PM
lol. i remember you posted that you miss the sways because of the nice steering feel and i think i do remember it feeling very nice indeed. drew test drove my car and he said the steering feel still feels the same as stock, which is not as good as it could be.

at this point, i'd really like to get more feedback from the wheels. i admit, after test driving that 996 a while back, the road feel on the stock m3 just plain old _sucks_.

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Classiguy3
04-07-2004, 10:43 PM
I have been very occupied with other projects so I havent been as active on the board as I usually am....how do you like them?<img src="http://members.aol.com/classiguy3/Bklyn.jpg">
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darkjay
04-07-2004, 10:44 PM
damn. i was already measuring my garage to see how big a cabinet i can fit in there. somehow, my regular joe schmoe plastic toolboxes from home depot are no longer cutting it after seeing your garage. you sir, are a bad influence. since you debadged your car, send it to me and i'll slap it on my toolbox :)

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darkjay
04-07-2004, 10:54 PM
when the roads get twisty though and here in nj it's usually pretty smooth, it's very comfortable. i was actually expecting a much rougher ride even on the highway but it's very surprising how smooth it feels once it's up to speed. depending on what the shocks can handle, i might go even stiffer so no regrets on my spring rate choices.

i just had my alignment done at euro-tire last monday and the car just handles like a dream. i drove around the area for ~700 miles in less than a week to get a feel for it and i must say i really should've done it sooner.


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04-07-2004, 11:25 PM
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darkjay
04-07-2004, 11:35 PM
how to go there. i'll let you know by friday to finalize the plan. did you get the new rims yet? i haven't heard any news lately.

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gpj
04-07-2004, 11:42 PM

Classiguy3
04-08-2004, 12:27 AM
I just put my ACS rear lip spoiler on. it really completes the car. Im looking for the oem 19's now to complete the package...<img src="http://members.aol.com/classiguy3/Bklyn.jpg">
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2002M3Drew
04-08-2004, 01:56 AM
Euro-Tire really botched them up today! Man! Gauges all around each wheel! Good thing they are my autoxers or I'd be really pissed. As you said...front side of the rim down!

I'm complaining tomorrow, though...wheels and the cracked plastic covers on the shock towers...amateurs!<img src="http://members.roadfly.com/darkjay/drew_miata.jpg" height=320 width=410>

darkjay
04-08-2004, 12:09 PM
instinct was right. that short guy that i warned adam by e-mail about his potentially _****ty_ work is true. not only did he scratch up your rims, broke the strut tower plastic cover, and was banging away at the strut bar to move it! wtf. i never did notice them taking the center section of the strut bar off. did you? that vw was blocking our view though in the last stages.

what kinda luck are you having with them, drew? first the untightened lug bolts in your miata a while back and now this.

in my case, it was the tall, bald guy who mounted my rims and one of the owners himself did the alignment on my car and in both cases i had no problems with their work whatsoever. i was also there the whole time that bklyncab's car was getting aligned. again, no banging away and no cracked plastic cover and stuff.

fact of life unfortunately. doesn't matter how good the shop's reputation is, it all comes down to who works on your car. i wonder where radomin goes to to have work on his car done?

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psc23m3
04-08-2004, 12:23 PM

ImolaS54
04-08-2004, 12:46 PM
i'll do my alignment at rpm racing :P<img src="http://www.wheelfanatics.com/SIG2.JPG">

darkjay
04-08-2004, 01:00 PM
been going to that shop even before i had my driver's license. sorry, drew :)

i showed up there with grease under my finger nails, jeans with holes in 'em and rubber shoes and the owner did all the work himself on my car. they know i'm all business.

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bmwm3smg2
04-08-2004, 01:16 PM
longest time myself, since 1995, and only had one problem with them. I asked them to refinish an old wheel. They sent it out to someone else and when I got it back, it was worse than before. The rest of the servies that I received from them were exceptional. They really took good care of all our cars. I must admit, I haven't been there lately since I got my M3 so I don't know who's working there now. Jay is right. It all depends on the mechanics. Like you said, I would bring it up to the owners.

Classiguy3
04-08-2004, 02:28 PM
as you know I am extremely pleased with the alighnment they did on my car. It drives better than new.<img src="http://members.aol.com/classiguy3/Bklyn.jpg">
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2002M3Drew
04-08-2004, 03:02 PM
was my beloved 1986 VW GTI...Tornado red w/ factory recaro leather sports seats,,,ahhhh, memories! I figured one mistake in eighteen years ain't bad...now it's two!<img src="http://members.roadfly.com/darkjay/drew_miata.jpg" height=320 width=410>


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