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    Administrator SVOeric's Avatar
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    Make sure you keep them cool while cutting!
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    12 PSI Boost fast Ed's Avatar
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    Well I had a chance to go at this today when some friends were able to come by to help with the wrenching. Put in the Mach I springs uncut with the isolators on top, it only dropped maybe 1/2" at the most, maybe will settle a bit more. Probably should have left the top isolators out to get a bit more drop. Didn't do anything with the rear springs yet since I'm not sure what I will end up doing on the front, may try a different set. For now at least I have some more front spring rate to combat the brake dive. We firmed the shocks up all around and took out for a quick road test, feels pretty good. Tried to swap out the rear stabilizer bar but some of the tiny slapper bar hardware rounded off, and I don't have a proper torch set here at home. Next time that I have the car at work, I can get them to get the 5.0 rear bar on. Also have a 2-point front crossmember brace to go on, should do that this afternoon while the tools are out.

    End of this month is one more HPDE I'll be helping at, out on the small track at Mosport. That will give me the opportunity to see how the car feels, and decide on what other changes / tweaks I might want to try over the winter.


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    Sounds like you are on the right track, anything down from where you were at is a plus. Let us know how the HPDE goes.
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    12 PSI Boost fast Ed's Avatar
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    Forgot to update here after the track day. It was a very soggy and cool day, so I probably would have been better off with the shocks back to softer settings ... but I certainly wasn't crawling under the car to play with that given the crappy weather. Car felt about as I expected, certainly not horrible for a 30+ year old machine. Ended up with enough rain that there was a fair amount of standing water in several spots, so I sat out a few of the instructor lapping sessions since the Bridgestone RE-71R skins don't have enough void area and channeling to deal with that.
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    Administrator SVOeric's Avatar
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    give us another update when you get some dry track time
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    Late to the party but have a complete set of Mach1 springs on my 85 Comp Prep, it handles, rides and corners beautifully with these springs. Very flat and neutral with new Koni shocks/struts set firm in front and medium in rear. It does settle somewhat over time (I've had these springs on the car for maybe 4-5 years). The ride is really excellent and without being harsh or jittery.
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    I appreciate the input. Did you leave them as is before installing, or trim the height at all? Used with the isolators or no? Where did your ride height end up once they settled in, compared to original?


    thx,
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    Quote Originally Posted by SVOeric View Post
    give us another update when you get some dry track time
    That won't be until the spring now unfortunately, winter has set in with a vengeance here in the GWN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fast Ed View Post

    That won't be until the spring now unfortunately, winter has set in with a vengeance here in the GWN.
    We will be here!
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