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    To bad
    I hoped to find some great mods in there too
    I would like to set up my car in the premium style but in Germany the parts are way to expansive.
    @ Soulsea where did you buy your rims

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    Re: Drop BBK Corsa and 24s

    Quote Originally Posted by BEarle View Post
    How does it ride? Mine rides like crap and it rides weird on the highway.
    On the highway mine rides completely like stock. Around city driving the ride quality was 90% as good as stock when I had the spacer in the back, and half of that loss was the 24s. Now with lowering her more in the back, that extra half inch has made a difference and the back has gotten stiffer. So now I'd say the ride around town is 75% as comfortable as stock and still stock on the highway.

    Not sure if the reason this drop is more comfy than my first one, perhaps it has to do with the DJM sway bars and end links. Let's put it this way, at 36" in the back she's almost stock, at 35.5 she a little rough around the edges.

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    Hi AR,

    I got my wheels at usarim.com and yes my interior is stock.

    And once again, thank you for the compliments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulsea

    On the highway mine rides completely like stock. Around city driving the ride quality was 90% as good as stock when I had the spacer in the back, and half of that loss was the 24s. Now with lowering her more in the back, that extra half inch has made a difference and the back has gotten stiffer. So now I'd say the ride around town is 75% as comfortable as stock and still stock on the highway.

    Not sure if the reason this drop is more comfy than my first one, perhaps it has to do with the DJM sway bars and end links. Let's put it this way, at 36" in the back she's almost stock, at 35.5 she a little rough around the edges.

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    Hi AR,

    I got my wheels at usarim.com and yes my interior is stock.

    And once again, thank you for the compliments.
    Let me ask you a ? What's the purpose of the end links? What do you think about shock extenders?

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    Re: Drop BBK Corsa and 24s

    Quote Originally Posted by BEarle View Post
    Let me ask you a ? What's the purpose of the end links? What do you think about shock extenders?
    So far as understand it the best way to retain as much of the stock feel to the suspension is to try to keep the geometry the same. That's why anything more than a 1" front drop is best achieved with spindles. The new rear end links reposition the sway bar after the drop to achieve that, the same way that the rear shock extenders relocate the shocks to retain the travel. I'm not an expert on suspension, but this is the way it was explained to me. I used thicker DJM sway bars to improve handling and reduce body roll, but the shock extenders work the same way if one keeps the stock sway bar ... and they are absolutely required.

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    Re: Drop BBK Corsa and 24s

    On your BBK...have you had the opportunity to put it to the test and if so, mind sharing your experience?

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    I have this kit on my turboed Slade Stopping power is incredible! The stock brakes are way under powered on these trucks.

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    Re: Drop BBK Corsa and 24s

    Yeah that was my biggest concern, especially with an ESV and a fam of 6.

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    Re: Drop BBK Corsa and 24s

    I'm still seasoning my BBK taking it easy for another week.

    After that I'll see what these bad boys can really do.

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    Is it possible to do suspension kit but use hotchkis sways? As you know I already have sways n am curious if it will still work. Thanks for all the help too

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    Re: Drop BBK Corsa and 24s

    I'm no expert but I don't see why not ... I assume they all attach to the end links the same way.

    I put the link in the OP where I bought the kit on TYF. You can always post on that thread and ask.
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    Black is beautiful.. @soulsea

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    Re: Drop BBK Corsa and 24s

    Quote Originally Posted by soulsea View Post
    I'm no expert but I don't see why not ... I assume they all attach to the end links the same way.

    I put the link in the OP where I bought the kit on TYF. You can always post on that thread and ask.
    good looking out! Got in touch with Tony and hopefully getting it ordered tomorrow

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    Re: Drop BBK Corsa and 24s

    It's kind of odd cause my Esky looks as low as yours maybe a tad bit lower on my 22" rims and my kit is eibach 2" front 3" rear

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    Re: Drop BBK Corsa and 24s

    Why is that odd Mr.S?

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    Re: Drop BBK Corsa and 24s

    I guess I expected yours to be lower, but now that I think about it I guess my 305/40/22 come out to the same size kind of..

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