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Drag Radials are GREAT!

I just finished installing Pedders springs and shocks and I bought some 17'' GTO wheels and 245 45 17 Nitto drag radials at 30psi for the street. This should have been my first mod! It was about 90ish degrees today, low humidity for around here. I stopped the car and stabbed the gas one time and whoa! Traction . I could stab the throttle off the line on the street with the traction control off and the tires would spin off the line a little and the power was planted after that. I was getting consistant 4.3 0-60 on the dash hawk in 90 degree weather. Im going to try to get to the track this weekend and hopefully thrust into the 12's somewhere.

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4.3 holy, i like those numbers, what ther mods you got? is that the car 0-60 gauge meter? i wonder how accurate it is
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Make sure to upgrade your axle stubs before they break from the traction. Ever try to get one out that's broke flush?

<-- Guess which ones quicker?.....Nope! Not even close.
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+1 it is a biiiiitttttcccchhhhh.

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Make sure to upgrade your axle stubs before they break from the traction. Ever try to get one out that's broke flush?
you gotta link to a good quality set, or the one you have
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Make sure to upgrade your axle stubs before they break from the traction. Ever try to get one out that's broke flush?
So how much can the stock stubs take? Im pretty much stock with bolt ons and a tune, A4 with stock converter so I cant launch but so hard. Probably no more than 370whp at the most.

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how much did you pay for pedders. are they lowered or stock height
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how much did you pay for pedders. are they lowered or stock height
The springs were like $233 and the comfort gas shocks were $158 from Wretched motor sports. I installed the factory height springs. Install was a piece of cake. You need 2 people but the work isnt too involved for the second person so anyone will do. Just need someone to hold the shock while you start the nut and torque it down and to step on the control arm to push it down while you pop the spring out or you can just use a prybar. Took like 30 min each side taking my time.

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cool bro. nice. how is the ride quality, are they stiff, and does the rear bounces down when you floor it, compared to stock?
i am thinking of getting the pedders stock in the rear, and i would like to do a drop .5-1 inch drop in front as the rear tire the way it sits looks like it's been lowered and front seems a bit high. but i don't know if they sell them like that, and i wonder if cutting the fronts a bit is a good idea or not.
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cool bro. nice. how is the ride quality, are they stiff, and does the rear bounces down when you floor it, compared to stock?
i am thinking of getting the pedders stock in the rear, and i would like to do a drop .5-1 inch drop in front as the rear tire the way it sits looks like it's been lowered and front seems a bit high. but i don't know if they sell them like that, and i wonder if cutting the fronts a bit is a good idea or not.
The ride is noticably stiffer but still comfortable. And the rear does not squat down bad like it did before while accelerating. When you go with the new springs it will raise the rear back up to where it is supposed to be so it wont look like it is lowered. The stock rear springs sag really bad.

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