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RenegadeG5

The 5 just got so much better!!!!

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I just finished getting my suspension fully upgraded sans the shocks and struts. I have fe5 LCA's, 24mm front sway bar, Turbotech Racing rear sway bar, moog endinks, and Canuck Motorsports Lowering springs!!!!

Alright here it is. I'll start with the sway bar pic

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And now for the good stuff:

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Front:

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Rear:

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I love it so much!!!!!!! It drives and rides sooooooo much better than it did on the stock Fe1 parts. I think the ride height is perfect and my car looks a lot better this way. The handling is the best; it doesn't have all of the body roll when turning. It actually corners pretty flat and is very composed.

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Oh ya and the springs!!!

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And a before pic for comparison

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Looks sooo good. Nice job.

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Damn, still a 4x4.

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Damn, still a 4x4.

This makes it possible to drive in the winter HAHA....... I hope.

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Still a good amount of drop, surprised looking at the before pic

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Nice, if you're driving it in winter than, yeah it looks real good!

Sent from my mind using telekinesis.

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You can go way lower than that and make it through winter.

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You'd be amazed at the size of the 35mm swaybar I'll be running on my car soon :lol: It's gonna be paired up with a 22mm rear bar. BEEFY!

Clean car, ride height is better yet still seems livable!

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You'd be amazed at the size of the 35mm swaybar I'll be running on my car soon :lol: It's gonna be paired up with a 22mm rear bar. BEEFY!

Clean car, ride height is better yet still seems livable!

Wow it will be nearly impossible for the car to lean while taking corners HAHA!

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3 in the front 3 in the back yeah buddy.

damn those things ride high stock.. springs will probably settle a litle bit

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3 in the front 3 in the back yeah buddy.

damn those things ride high stock.. springs will probably settle a litle bit

They ride very high stock. My car was much higher than my boss' 09 civic si and my friend's new Forte. Now it's lower than both. :D

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UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well I had fun today. I clay barred, polished, and waxed the 5. I have to say, I am a HUGE fan of car buffers. I also need to remember sun block next time......OW.

From inside my apartment building:

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And the good stuff!!!

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It almost looks new again!!!!!!!!!

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Looks clean! Nice job! But you parked it near so many puddles!! :willy_nilly:

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Looks clean! Nice job! But you parked it near so many puddles!! :willy_nilly:

Couldn't help it. It rained earlier in the day and the parking lot is really crappy lol. Plus it was the only spot for a plug in for my car buffer!!!

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Yep, that parking lot reminds me of home (Minnesota). Those winters with the salt and everything and then the heat in the summer, destroy parking lots. I'm glad I don't have to deal with that out here in Cali... Just crappy roads. haha

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Wait...outlets in parking spots...

Are most cars out there equipped with block heaters?

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Most older cars are. They make you buy the block heaters as an option these days haha!! The newer cars don't really need block heaters though. I had to have a the dealer install one in mine because I figured I would need it, but I haven't really used it. My old 1993 Accord wouldn't start in the morning, during the winter, if it wasn't plugged in.

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Wait...outlets in parking spots...

Are most cars out there equipped with block heaters?

Yeah, that's when you know it gets that cold out, when your car won't start unless it was plugged in lol

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Well today was fun!!! I got to install my backup camera and replace my bluetooth microphone with one that actually works.

I got a cheap camera from Best Buy, it was almost free after I got some rewards certificates.

Camera:

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And......it works

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Just to make this easier on anyone else who wants to add this. You can have it wired properly (purple reverse gear wire to reverse light, camera powered by an ACC switched wire and then grounded to the car) but still make a mistake when plugging in the RCA cable lol.

I spent most of the time scratching my head because I couldn't get the camera to turn on when I put the car in reverse but I could turn it in manually.

Note: Vin is not the right RCA connection, you need to use the RCA plug HAHA!!!

Also, I can't wait for my leather center arm rest and e-brake boot to get here next week. It's going to tie the leather interior together.

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Screen may appear reversed? :lol:

Nice work though. I really like the backup camera on the Camaro. Most people don't really care for them but it's really helpful when backing into a parking spot

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Screen may appear reversed? :lol:

Nice work though. I really like the backup camera on the Camaro. Most people don't really care for them but it's really helpful when backing into a parking spot

Ya, its just a warning because the cheap cameras reverse the image. It's to help protect them from lawsuits. I thought the rearview camera was kinda cool so I tried it. I also like working with electronics so it was fun to install.

Sent from my freakin HTC Rezound!!!!

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The leather E-brake boot and armrest cover came in today!!!!!!!!!! I love the look. If only the seats had matching red stitching haha. The armrest is so much more comfortable with the extra padding. Thanks REDLINEGOODS!!!!!!

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