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Old 01-22-2010, 07:19 AM   #1
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15mm drop hat review installed with pics

so i decided to install these this morning. took no time at all. i just took off the wheel undid the sway bay and the nut on the top of the strut then let the suspension droop. their was enough room to get the new spring plate in. well here are some before pics. this with h&r race springs with no spring pads front or rear.
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:23 AM   #2
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here are some after pics. i installed the drop hats then took pics right away. since then i did some driving this morning it looks like the springs have settle a little more. i've noticed whenever i jack my car up the springs sit a little high for a bit.
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:55 AM   #3
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Ahh... much better. Please apply my discount for this post.

What suspension are you on...just for reference?
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:05 AM   #4
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How much shock travel do you have left?
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Old 01-22-2010, 11:20 AM   #5
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i didn't measure but i've been driving around all day and my roads are horrible with big dips and bumps and i've been trying to hit bumps and i haven't had any issues.
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Old 01-22-2010, 11:22 AM   #6
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h&r race springs with billies
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whoa whoa, hold up, my billie sports and eibach setup sits more like your after pic, does that mean I can have my car even lower with the 15mm drop hats?
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Old 01-22-2010, 12:41 PM   #8
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i would say so
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Old 01-22-2010, 05:35 PM   #9
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i've been driving around all day with no problems.
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Old 01-23-2010, 12:55 AM   #10
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whoa whoa, hold up, my billie sports and eibach setup sits more like your after pic, does that mean I can have my car even lower with the 15mm drop hats?
That's funny. My H&R/Billie sports sit high. 15mm lower might be just what I need...

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Old 01-23-2010, 04:12 AM   #11
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awesome car!!! 15mm would make a huge difference and close up that gap. do you have your rear spring pads in? if so remove those also.
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awesome car!!! 15mm would make a huge difference and close up that gap. do you have your rear spring pads in? if so remove those also.
Yup, rear spring pads are in right now... they're coming out....
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Old 01-29-2010, 12:47 AM   #13
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I have full IE springs with bil shocks, will mine sit this low? I want mine to be slammeddddd plus I have spacers. I just ordered a pair on ebay...
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this is what it looks like right now... reverse rake
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Old 01-31-2010, 01:36 PM   #15
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Damn reverse rake. That is a noticeable difference with the hats in...if I can get this H&R/Billy setup for $200 I just might do all that for now.
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