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Ok... so had a bit relapse on my "no more mods" promise... LOL!

 

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Jul 25, 2012 at 09:29 PM

 

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BALTIMORE, MD

Jul 25, 2012 at 10:01 PM

 

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SAGINAW, MI

Jul 27, 2012 at 05:12 AM

 

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SAGINAW, MI

 

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Those are the springs right? Are you going with Eibach? Or H&R to lower your time even more? Don't forget that camber bolts may be needed to enter in the specs and make sure to have it aligned one week after install... I learned it at the cost of a set of tires because the guy I had hired to do the install just installed the springs without alignment. I thought him being the expert, he would have at least let me know, but he told me I never had asked him... But I am sure you are more alert than I was... Looking forward to see pics of the red wagon after install and to see if you feel an improvement in drinving/racing.

Cheers!

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Those are the springs right? Are you going with Eibach? Or H&R to lower your time even more? Don't forget that camber bolts may be needed to enter in the specs and make sure to have it aligned one week after install... I learned it at the cost of a set of tires because the guy I had hired to do the install just installed the springs without alignment. I thought him being the expert, he would have at least let me know, but he told me I never had asked him... But I am sure you are more alert than I was... Looking forward to see pics of the red wagon after install and to see if you feel an improvement in drinving/racing.

Cheers!

 

Doing the Eibach.... Ok, i'm sure I'm going to get an ear full... BUT, I'm going to try just putting in the rears... I know, I know.. all 4... whole system...etc. BUT i really, just want to level the Flex out and get rid of some of that rear wheel gap!! I don't mind the front gap but the REAR is killing me!!! LOL! I think the rear Eibach's look like they will do the trick!! We never really load the Flex with "Cargo" so not worried about the rear sagging.. we have F-250 for hauling stuff...

 

Yep, idea is to install the springs on Monday and then will get it aligned in the next day or two... we have a Firestone right down the street and they always do an EXCELLENT JOB doing alignments!

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Wow' date=' that's more then I expected to see. Do you think the new springs may help with weight transfer at the track? Even with AWD I would think it wouldn't hurt to have a bit more weight transferred during launch.[/quote']

 

The Flex rock backwards pretty hard right now...

 

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Should be interesting to see what happens to my 60'!

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Ok... took the Flex down to MRT today... swapped out the rear springs in under 30 minutes. The Flex handles just fine with just swapping the rears.... actually think it handles a bit better. Ride quality is great... really no noticeable change there. Did a few hard launches. Definitely lost the see-saw feeling! Not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing! Unfortunately won't be able to get to the track for a while... probably at least another 2 to 3 weeks! ARG!!

 

As for looks... WOW... Love the new look!

 

BEFORE:

 

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AFTER:

 

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I did some before and after measurements... look like the rear dropped 1.25" which is right in line with what is claimed... Now to get the Flex aligned...

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Looks nice John! Not to much, actually well balanced with the front. I guess Ford put the rear higher to be able to have heavy loads in the back without having it touching the ground. Only 30 minutes, that's a joke. Cool man! enjoy the ride and hopefully you can improve your drag times at the same time!

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  • 2 weeks later...

Went down to Milan tonight, despite the head, humidity and low barometer.... Happy to say the springs DO NOT appear to have a negative impact on my 60'! I was concerned that they might... but my 60' were right on par with what they were the last few times to Milan! So i'm very happy about that! And for a bonus, i got to add a new car to my "Kill List"!!! Look for a new, short video!!! LOL

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http://www.torquestats.com/index.php?car_id=525

There you go:

Cayman S does 1/4 mile in 13.1 sec with good driver and 0-60 in 5.2 sec.

John, your brick does it in 12.9 sec and 4.5 sec.

That is, imo, the video that best showcases your Flex!

 

I got my two Gopros H2, so I should go to the track in the next weeks, even if weather still hot n humid so that I can practice editing so that I ll be ready to film my run in the 11's this fall!!!

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