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Review: Hotchkis Springs, Camber links, and Tokico Blues #81131 Jan 12, 6:02pm Jan 12, 6:02pm
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Review: Hotchkis Springs, Camber links, and Tokico Blues
I installed these parts about a week ago. No pics of install or finished product as of yet. I have been on vacation, so first sunny day will be a picture day. I will also have my blue underbodies installed plus another little special neon going in a special place...its a secret as of right now...I haven't seen one on a celi yet.

Now for the review.

Install: I would rate it about an 8. Not because it is difficult, but because there are a few minor details you have to pay attention to in order to install correctly. You must have patience also. It took me about 5 hours to install all these parts, but you can take off a meal break and the time it took to go to the auto store to get the spring compressor. Plus I also made a little mistake and had to backtrack. So I could have been done in about 3-4 hours or so.

Review: Ride is awesome. I never thought it would be this smooth/soft. At high speeds, the ride is still very smooth and quiet. I thought it would be more rough, but its not. Only over hard bumps is when it feels a little rough, but the ride is great. Performance wise is fantastic. Car feels much more solid, and I have taked some hard turns much faster to test it out...I have no compaints at all. The drop is perfect also. Not too low, but definitely noticeable. I love the way it levels out the car. (Pics will come soon...sorry).

I say this investment is definitely a 10. No doubt about it. Great price and great satisfaction. I love it!

Dan

Re: Review: Hotchkis Springs, Camber links, and Tokico Blues [Re: Grand-Touring-Dan] #81132 Jan 12, 6:33pm Jan 12, 6:33pm
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Congratulations! and good choice on parts. I know this has been covered before, but what is the drop with those springs?

Re: Review: Hotchkis Springs, Camber links, and Tokico Blues [Re: hephaestus] #81133 Jan 12, 6:38pm Jan 12, 6:38pm
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awsome Dan...i'm looking into getting hotchkis springs...maybe i'll just coppy your setup tongue

Re: Review: Hotchkis Springs, Camber links, and Tokico Blues [Re: spaztikid] #81134 Jan 12, 6:44pm Jan 12, 6:44pm
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sounds kool congrats

Re: Review: Hotchkis Springs, Camber links, and Tokico Blues [Re: Grand-Touring-Dan] #81135 Jan 12, 9:08pm Jan 12, 9:08pm
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The drop is 1 3/8 in the front and 1 7/8 in the rear. I do not know the drop in mm's...sorry.

Re: Review: Hotchkis Springs, Camber links, and Tokico Blues [Re: Grand-Touring-Dan] #81136 Jan 12, 9:37pm Jan 12, 9:37pm
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Originally Posted by Grand-Touring-Dan
The drop is 1 3/8 in the front and 1 7/8 in the rear. I do not know the drop in mm's...sorry.

That's good enough. Thank you and have fun with your new settup. It's like having a new car almost.

Re: Review: Hotchkis Springs, Camber links, and Tokico Blues [Re: Grand-Touring-Dan] #81137 Jan 12, 11:39pm Jan 12, 11:39pm
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I wonder if I would have the same ride w/ eibach ground control and those struts. i know my shit is bouncey. what do you guys think. i need to replace my factory struts anyway and put the hothkis camber kit on the back too.

Re: Review: Hotchkis Springs, Camber links, and Tokico Blues [Re: trdhondakiller] #81138 Jan 13, 7:34am Jan 13, 7:34am
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thats awesome bro!! thanks for the info thumbsup

off topic: are you still going to school in lake charles once it starts back up?

Re: Review: Hotchkis Springs, Camber links, and Tokico Blues [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #81139 Jan 13, 8:46am Jan 13, 8:46am
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awesome dan grin thumbsup, i really want struts badly, but i think i'm gonna go for the used kaminari kit and used apr strut tower brace first. i cant wait for pics, what price did you get on the struts? any word on the crower cams yet?

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Re: Review: Hotchkis Springs, Camber links, and Tokico Blues [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #81140 Jan 13, 11:01pm Jan 13, 11:01pm
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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
thats awesome bro!! thanks for the info thumbsup

off topic: are you still going to school in lake charles once it starts back up?


Hey man. I do not go to school in Lake Charles. I visit someone there. Actually, I am here right now, but I am leaving tomorrow morning. I come here every now and then if I don't have a lot going on in my hometown.

Re: Review: Hotchkis Springs, Camber links, and Tokico Blues [Re: Grand-Touring-Dan] #81141 Jan 13, 11:04pm Jan 13, 11:04pm
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hey how much did you get the tokico blues for ??


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Re: Review: Hotchkis Springs, Camber links, and Tokico Blues [Re: Grand-Touring-Dan] #81142 Jan 14, 11:43am Jan 14, 11:43am
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I bought the shocks/struts used from someone in my area. I think I paid 150 for them. But you can check out www.titanmotorsports.com They have them for a good price along with some other mods.

Dan

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