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Old 10-09-2011, 02:49 PM   #1
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The box on the pass side engine compartment

Is it a charcoal box? What does it do? And do I need it.

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Mounted near the bottom then yes it's the charcoal canister. I believe it's required to pass emissions, but I left mine on in working order. No need to get rid of it.
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Thanks the guy who had this car before me decided to paint everything he could see under the hood either red or silver.. So I'm not trying to replace everything that's painted but if it is required I'll do it
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Thanks the guy who had this car before me decided to paint everything he could see under the hood either red or silver.. So I'm not trying to replace everything that's painted but if it is required I'll do it
I just painted mine black, no need to bring attention to it.
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@93. Awesome ride, I have the 2" drop springs I haven't installed them yet hopefully within the next two weeks... Yours is the stance I'm shooting for. Looks great
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@93. Awesome ride, I have the 2" drop springs I haven't installed them yet hopefully within the next two weeks... Yours is the stance I'm shooting for. Looks great
Thanks, the springs dropped it 2.25" overall. The ride quality suffered a lot but it handles like a dream. Don't forget caster camber plates when you lower it.
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Old 10-09-2011, 05:06 PM   #7
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Thanks I'm pretty sure it already has them right?

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That's factory, they won't adjust enough to fix your camber. Here's mine
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you have any suggestions of kinds
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That's factory, they won't adjust enough to fix your camber. Here's mine
Looks like there are spacers between the towers and plates? Mine have like base plates then plates on top of those that do the adjusting, I guess..?? Don't really kno a lot about them.
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Yea there's spacers, it also brings the shock up some more too. My tires have almost no negative camber now.

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I got maximum motorsports, they are probably the most recommended on this site. You probably can't go wrong with bbk or steeda but they are more expensive.
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Ok I'll look into getting them thanks for all the great info Much appreciated!!
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Yea there's spacers, it also brings the shock up some more too. My tires have almost no negative camber now.

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I got maximum motorsports, they are probably the most recommended on this site. You probably can't go wrong with bbk or steeda but they are more expensive.
The alignment shop Couldn't get my alignment perfect, even with the plates. Is that normal? What might i do to correct that? Also I believe I need ball joints before too long as they pop sometimes.
Thinking about X2's.. Any thoughts?

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I have MM C/C plates too.
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The alignment shop Couldn't get my alignment perfect, even with the plates. Is that normal? What might i do to correct that? Also I believe I need ball joints before too long as they pop sometimes.
Thinking about X2's.. Any thoughts?

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I have MM C/C plates too.
Alignment shop is clueless then, go find another shop.

You can adjust for caster/camber and toe in/out with any aftermarket c/c plate. Unless your car is literally tucking tires it shouldn't be a problem. (i.e. Brent's old car)
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Ok I'll look into getting them thanks for all the great info Much appreciated!!
Np, I would go ahead and change shocks/struts when you lower it as well. Worn out shocks make a bumpy ride even bumpier.

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Alignment shop is clueless then, go find another shop.

You can adjust for caster/camber and toe in/out with any aftermarket c/c plate. Unless your car is literally tucking tires it shouldn't be a problem. (i.e. Brent's old car)
+1, I have to take mine in tomorrow after work and have it aligned. Been putting it off for a week do to the work schedule.
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I think I'll try to do that. Any suggestions?
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Adjustables would be the best way to go. I had koni adjustables on mine but put gabriels on due to my budget. Going to put adjustables back on when I get the money as they are kinda pricey.
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