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Re: Pics! New wheels, tires, dampers, subwoofer, tint, anten

Thu May 17, 2012 8:11 pm

llaumann wrote:The body shop put 1" spacers in the rear.
Interesting... Would you happen to know if they replaced the stock hub bolt with longer ones? The stock ones don't look like they are long enough to allow using an 1" spacer.
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Re: Pics! New wheels, tires, dampers, subwoofer, tint, anten

Fri May 18, 2012 8:18 am

Drivesolo wrote:Looks good! Slightly tuner-esqe, or as much as a Leaf can be.

Bringing a bit of Mira Mesa "fresh" to my moldy corner of La Jolla. ;)

Drivesolo wrote:Was going from a MR to an FF was an easy transition for you? Going FR to FF for a daily driver was (and still is) a bit rough for me.

The transition from Mid Engine Rear Traction (MR) to Front Engine Front Traction (FF) is quite a change - but FF is probably safer for me in the long run. I spun out on wet streets a few times in the MR2.
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Re: Pics! New wheels, tires, dampers, subwoofer, tint, anten

Fri May 18, 2012 8:28 am

TRONZ wrote:Sorta looks like you could up the spacer in the front by 3/8 or 1/2 inch. Let us know if you get any frosting of the bumper paint behind the rear wheel. Might want to have some protective film added before the paint chips start showing up there. She's too pretty for that hassle.

Thanks for the suggestion TRONZ, I will get the front spacers next and have the rear bumper protected on your suggestion. The TEIN coilovers are making a bit of a slight squeak on the right side only and I will have them take a look at that too.
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Re: Pics! New wheels, tires, dampers, subwoofer, tint, anten

Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:25 pm

llaumann wrote:Tein "Street Basis" dampers bought on Nengun.com
Lynn, now that you've had your new setup for a while, how do you like the Tein dampers?

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Re: Pics! New wheels, tires, dampers, subwoofer, tint, anten

Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:19 pm

TRONZ wrote:Very well done! Thank you for posting up the pics. I was a little freaked out when you said +48 offset all around cuz there is no way you could get a 7.5 rim that flush in the rear with that spec. Now the 1" spacer makes a lot of sense. You are running an effective offset of +23mm in the rear. Food for thought in the low offset, concave spoke camp. Congratulations the ride is looking sharp!


Tronz, what should the offsets be for the front & rear?....it looks like you mentioned +23 for the rear for a 18"rim, so would the front be the same?

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Re: Pics! New wheels, tires, dampers, subwoofer, tint, anten

Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:25 am

eHelmholtz wrote:
llaumann wrote:Tein "Street Basis" dampers bought on Nengun.com
Lynn, now that you've had your new setup for a while, how do you like the Tein dampers?


The Tein Street Basis dampers still feel a little bit rough on the bumps. We have a lot of erosion problems around La Jolla and there are many potholes and uneven spots in the road, so there are times when I curse the new setup as we get jarred around a bit. However all that is forgotten in those La Jolla Gran Prix moments, making all the green lights and taking the corners at top speed in a narrow lane. There are compound handling characteristics between the suspension, wheels, and tires, and I am certainly no expert on which component does what, and by how much.

The dampers certainly lower the stance in general and improve the appearance greatly. I believe they give it a firmer feel when accelerating, braking and when in the turns, and you can really feel the road when its rough.
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Re: Pics! New wheels, tires, dampers, subwoofer, tint, anten

Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:40 am

I wonder if the added suspension harshness will have an impact on battery life..

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Re: Pics! New wheels, tires, dampers, subwoofer, tint, anten

Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:18 pm

llaumann wrote:The Tein Street Basis dampers still feel a little bit rough on the bumps. We have a lot of erosion problems around La Jolla and there are many potholes and uneven spots in the road, so there are times when I curse the new setup as we get jarred around a bit. However all that is forgotten in those La Jolla Gran Prix moments, making all the green lights and taking the corners at top speed in a narrow lane. There are compound handling characteristics between the suspension, wheels, and tires, and I am certainly no expert on which component does what, and by how much.

The dampers certainly lower the stance in general and improve the appearance greatly. I believe they give it a firmer feel when accelerating, braking and when in the turns, and you can really feel the road when its rough.
Lynn, Thanks for the update and thanks in particular for letting me test drive your car - your mods have really changed the car for the better! Also, if you're interested in adding leather, here is the information; you can also add new paneling like wood or aluminum easily (Use code forum or forums to get 10% off). Side moldings can also be added, here. I particularly like the side turn signal upgrade.

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Re: Pics! New wheels, tires, dampers, subwoofer, tint, anten

Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:12 pm

Ya seen one LEAF wheel mod, ya seen them all... I've got about 20,000 miles on these:

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Re: Pics! New wheels, tires, dampers, subwoofer, tint, anten

Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:06 am

TRONZ wrote:Sorta looks like you could up the spacer in the front by 3/8 or 1/2 inch. Let us know if you get any frosting of the bumper paint behind the rear wheel. Might want to have some protective film added before the paint chips start showing up there. She's too pretty for that hassle.


I haven't experienced any frosting of the bumper paint behind the rear wheel. So far, so good.
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