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Old 11-12-2015, 12:01 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Well most of my driving is in the city and on the highway. When I do drive on a rural road, there is not much deers around because there is still lots of houses.

I want ti realign them to shoot Slightly on the right side of the road and to be sure they are perfectly leveled with the horizon.

Is 8000k really that much more Blue than my 6000k?

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Old 11-12-2015, 05:51 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Received and installed my springs today and I must admit Im kinda disappointed. Not that big of a difference.

BUT, since I had problems with shipping, I filled a complaint with Ebay's customer service and I just received the decision:

Full refund of original purchase price and shipping cost.

Free parts YAAAAAYYY!!!





So lowered suspension on the cheap!! Best bang for the buck!!! Hahaha
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Old 11-12-2015, 06:25 PM   #33 (permalink)
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One day you'll sell something on eBay and some one who's obviously happy with what they received will lodge a complaint (there's no 'decision' ebay automatically finds in favor of the buyer) and you won't be so 'YAAAAAYYY!!! Hahaha ' about it.
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It was an error from Ebay's global shipping center. I never ask for a full refund, I ask not to be charge the shipping cost. I repeatedly said it wasnt sellers fault and that he shouldnt have to pay for pitney bowes error.

The seller sent the package to pitney bowes and they ****ed it up when relabeling and the sent my package to a dude in London Ontario and I live in Montreal Québec. I was patient, I worked it out with the Guy and he sent me my package. I mearly ask ebay to pay the extra shipping charge and THEY sent me a courtosey refund.

They told me the seller was protected with the global shipping program and it was on them.

And finally, I will never sell anything on Ebay I always deal face to face so nothing can go wrong.
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Is 8000k really that much more Blue than my 6000k?
They're slightly bluer than 6000k HIDs. Here is a picture for comparison. It's not the best for seeing the color, but it is the only one I have ATM.



Put some miles on your new springs and they will compress to the full drop. Gotta break them in! It looks great anyhow!

Remember to get an alignment soon. Go with zero toe for better rolling resistance
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Im really surprised how there is nearly no camber at all! None in the front and maybe 1deg 2 at most in the rear.

I have macphersons in the front, and coil and shocks in the back dont know if toe is ajustable on the Vue!
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Im really surprised how there is nearly no camber at all! None in the front and maybe 1deg 2 at most in the rear.

I have macphersons in the front, and coil and shocks in the back dont know if toe is ajustable on the Vue!
The toe/camber will probably worsen as the spring break-in to their full drop. This is just a thought, as I don't know exactly what will happen!

My car has MacPhersons all the way around, and my brother's Dodge Ram has coil and shocks up front. Both of them are toe-adjustable
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Toe-in will be adjustable because it is done by adjusting the steering linkage.
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Well its been a week now since the installation of the new coils so I tought I would share my opinion.

So here is a little review:
Megan racing lowering springs Saturn Vue 02-07
Front drop 2.25"
Rear drop 2"
Front spring rate 196lbs
Rear spring rate 270lbs

Before installing the coils, the truck had a soft ride and I could barely feel any of the road bumps, but in turns it had lots of body roll and couldnt really stay on course in curves at high speeds.

Being a ride comfort freak, I was really scared it might screw with it. Right after the installation, I was kinda disappointed with the results in terms of ride height, but I couldnt feel any kind of road bumps, so I was pleased.

Its now been a week since I installed the coils and it seems BabyDiesel was right, as the truck is definetly lower now the coils are breaked in. Ride comfort is obviously stiffer and camber is also more noticable. I tested how the truck handles in curves and man it is not the same car, if it wasnt the winter tires, it holds in curves like its glued to the pavement.

As for hypermiling, I dont think its a coïncidence, but I just filled up and I managed to pull my best tank ever. The truck is much more stable at highway speeds and is a lot less affected by cross winds. Head winds are still hurting my ability to coast, but I feel the truck can coast much longer before I have to pulse again. So on highways, lowered suspension is definetly and upgrade in aerodynamics and not that much in the city.

With this fill I got 477km out of 32.829 liters wich represents 6.88L/100km = 34.188mpg.

Very much happy with this new look and feel of my Vue and really satisfied with my tanks milage.

Had to share!
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