Where are the pics???!?!?!?
+1 what he said..ostpics
Great write-up and glad to hear you are happy with your Steeda parts! :bigthumbsupSo, I got the Stang lowered yesterday. :smilie Wanted to share some reviews.
First, its awesome. If you are considering this mod, do it. The ride is tighter, The body rolls is mostly gone, the front excessive lift and brake dive is gone. The car not only handles better, but it feels more like a performance car should. More "go kart" feel.
Steeda Sport Springs, Pro Action Shocks/Struts, Steeda adj panhard bar.
I'm very happy with this set up so far. The drop looks a little lower than I expected but it looks good. As said, it feels much better. Ride quality is different but not worse. Maybe its better actually. I hit some bumps a bit harder, but its like I hit it hard once and its gone, as opposed to hitting a bump and having residual bounciness on the stock suspension.
I purposely too my ususal route home with its terrible road conditions (up Baltimore street, right past the Hustler club). The ride was firm but not any less comfortable than stock. Also, there is a ramp/bump imperfection just before you get into the city on 295, by the stadiums. On stock springs I'd bottomed out at any speed over 35. On these, not at all. Ordered from Steeda's website. Very helpful guys. They answered all my questions both before and after my purchase. Handled almost my entire order through the live chat box on the site. Would definitely buy through them again.
J&M Camber plates.
Pleased so far. The pieces seemed to behigh quality. So far I've heard no clunking or noise of any sort. Great price for them too. 209$ on American Muscle.
MA-Motorsports, in MD
I am extremely happy with this place. After weeks of gettingsky high quotes from various places, I found these guys and they quoted me 350$ to install everything.
I was intially a bit hesistant, just because they seemed like an import shop and I thought they might not know much about mustangs. Well, I figured, lowering wasn't that tricky, so I'd just do a little research, make sure they seemed legit, and give them a shot.
BOY WAS I WRONG.
I fired up google and looked into these guys and they are serious business. They are no stranger to Mustangs. Turns out, the owner runs his own 2010 on the drift circuit and these guys have a long time relationship with Vaughn Gittin and his team. Well, that was more than enough to make me feel comfortable.
I guess they used to do only hardcore race and drift work, but started expanding to more mainstream stuff in the last couple years. Still, you don't get that "little guy" feeling you get some places, when you are the only customer there not asking for some 5 jillion HP custom build.
Dropped her off for about 4 hours, got her back. No problems whatsoever. They have a nice shop out there, the guys were very easy to deal with. I will definitely continue to use them. Intial price estimate was accurate.
Not to seem like a plug or anything, Ijust know when I was loking for places in MD, I was having a tough time finding one, so maybe this will help others. I also looked at Absolute-Proformance in Finksburg, but MA was closer. Also heardnothing but good things about JPC, but they were booked for a week and a half, and more expensive. MA is in Glen Arm, near Towson. About a 25 minute drive from Baltimore. The way tot he shop just happens to go down some nice windy country backroads, so the drive out and back is a bit of a bonus.
Ill post car pics when I get home.
in the meantime a few links.
Tour article on the shop MA MOTORSPORTS: HIGH CRANE DRIFTERS - Speedhunters
Owner's 2010 ma-motorsports 2010 Formula D Mustang: with a twist. - DRIFTING.com
Somewhere there are pics of them building Vaughn's demo/practice car, but I don't feel like posting a link to another forum here.
Your car looks great! Looks like the springs gave you a nice drop. Our springs actually leave a slight rake stance as if you truly level the car it will appear that the front is higher. :yup:Ok, here are some initial photos. The pics don't quite do the drop justice, since they are camera phone pics. The lowering definitely level the car a bit, which is a bit tough to see in the photos since the parking space where I took the after photos had a slight incline. Also, was concerned about losing the appearance of rake after lowering, since I kind of like the aggressiveness I think that added, but it wasn't bad at all. Even though the car leveled out, the body lines and upward angle of the rear of the car managed to preserve the angled look some. If you look at the gap at the rear tire, you can see how much tighter it is.
I'll try posting better pics later after I get a wash and pull out my actual camera.
The left two are before, the right two are after.
D3100 :shigrinI haz a Nikon D3000, whatchu got?
Does your 3100 come with a telephoto lens that can correct for the curvature of the Earth? Cuz that might come in handy for you.....:laugh:D3100 :shigrin
sent from yo mamma's pad...using crapatalk for the stupid 15 character nonsense that plagues this forum
We should race our cameras! I'll tell ya what, even though I have the entry level DSLR it still has enough buttons and settings to make me cross-eyed!Right now, I'm using a Canon HS300. Its just a compact point and shoot, but its pretty nice. I picked it up last year before a vacation. Took delivery the day before I flew out, as literally had to wait for the official release date.
A few months prior, I had bought my (now ex) GF a newly released sony cybershot. I forget which model, but I kind of think she got the better end of the deal. I like my camera a lt, but hers was also super compact, and had something like a 5M drop resistance, 10M water resistance and that sony panoramic sweep feature.
The Canon has a pretty cool low light image processing trick though. instead of trying to capture a good low light image with some super long shutter time, it takes multiple quick snaps, then digitally blends them into one good image. (well, at least the sales materials make it sound cool.)
Does your 3100 come with a telephoto lens that can correct for the curvature of the Earth? Cuz that might come in handy for you.....:laugh:
We should race our cameras! I'll tell ya what, even though I have the entry level DSLR it still has enough buttons and settings to make me cross-eyed!