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Funny. The prokit/Koni yellow are too hard for me too! Sometimes the dumps gets on my nerves, thus I might go to 17" summer rims this year (will see, economic down turn and all, and those falken 417 I have on there only had one summer on them).

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Johnny... what do you have your Koni's set too? Because to be honest I've been in other Koni cars and while they are firm... they weren't that stiff.

Could it be your wheels as well?

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Yup, wheel size does play a big part in ride quality. With my setup (pro-kit + koni's on full soft + trd yellow sways + 19's) the ride is fairly smooth until I hit a rough road... then it can get scary!

When I drove my car to storage with the stock 17's I was amazed with how smooth it road.

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Koni yellow are on full soft, and I'm on 17" oem for the winter @ 33 psi. Trust me, it's the prokits/Koni's.

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weird. Prokits w/ Koni on full soft should be the same as stock. Same spring rate. virtually the same dampening rates at full soft..... weird.

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Wouldn't it be funny if Johnny has been driving around all this time with his shocks cranked to full stiff?

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Anyways... that's an interesting list you got there redline.

How come you're getting rid of the S-Techs?

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my kit will get ruined if I run wit the S-Techs so imma play it safe wit the pro kit.

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Wouldn't it be funny if Johnny has been driving around all this time with his shocks cranked to full stiff?
That would only be true if one direction is full stiff, and the other direction is full stiff stiffer.

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nice kit selection. Thats exactly my kit I have. I'm also going with prokit springs.

Its not a matter of the kit possibily getting destroyed, I'm just tired of rubbing everywhere.
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nice kit selection. Thats exactly my kit I have. I'm also going with prokit springs.

Its not a matter of the kit possibily getting destroyed, I'm just tired of rubbing everywhere.
haha ya, I remember how you use to complain about that.

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lol yeah it was hell running the Wald with 17s..on 18s I seem to manage fine. Just im rubbing a lot on turns and its pretty annoying.
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Nice list of plans. Hope you will be able to get through them all!

My plans are minor compared to your list.

1) JDM window visors (on order)

2) Maybe IS-F tail lights

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ya. my plans are minor too compared to yours:

- DriftBox Data GPS Acquisition system
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For sure:
1) Replace brake pads (OEM) and fluid (ATE Super blue)
2) CDD Delete via Figs
3) Fix newly acquired dent on hood or replace with CF hood.
4) Install Front&Rear OBX clear corners
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5) Replace swaybar endlinks, if needed
6) New summer tires (Dunlop Direzza Z1 Starspecs)

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