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new suspension on the milkcarton makes alicia a happy, happy girl.

although, there's some not such cool shit going on with it.

argh... i lowered my car, because i went from 13" wheels to 15" wheels and i felt like i was standing when i was driving because of the height of the wheels paired with the stock suspension and the high seats of d00m. i could fit my fist and then some between the top of the tire and the fender.

okay, so i get these lowering springs to go along with my sweet ass struts (mmm... i will talk about these later). and i figure, fuck... i have a lot of space to work with, but i don't want to look like a ricer, so i get medium height lowering springs, that drop a bit under 2 inches.

well, the drop in the back was small and desireable. i couldn't fite my entire fist under there anymore, and that was cool. now, the drop in the front is a bit too much. i'm scared when i put the new tires on they're going to be tucked eventhough they're low profile. this is bad because: 1. i hate the way it looks, and 2. i won't be able to plow over speed bumps like nobody's business anymore. there's still clearance between the car and the wheel.... but not enough to make me comfortable with plowing over speed bumps. this had made the car significantly less fun.

but, this is balanced by the sexy struts. they're adjustable with 5 settings. and they're simple to adjust, pop the hood and hatch, and use a small screwdriver to turn a little knob on top and you're done. it takes under 2 minutes. 1 is the softest, 5 is the hardest. 5 is fucking amazing with handling. the amazing steering abilities the milkcarton has really stands out with that setting. but, it's so hard you feel every god damned speck of dirt in the road, and it kinda makes my back hurt. it ranges from that, to 1, which is pretty much what it was like when the struts were fucked. i'm leaning towards keeping it in the 2-3 range right now.

it is like having a brand new car. actually, since it's adjustable, it's fucking better than having a brand new car. i am giddy like a drunk virgin on prom night.

/car geekiness

...in other news: i'm still working on my radio station id. i'm not sure if imma finish it before monday. but, if i do.... it's going to kick so much ass.
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On April 25th, 2004 05:16 am (UTC), themanipulator commented:
You make front and rear suspension so...sensual. If you start cooing over rack-and-pinion steering, I may not be able to stop from ripping your clothes off with my teeth!
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On April 25th, 2004 02:52 pm (UTC), fuzzdecay replied:
my car has rack and pinion steering. *sighs dreamily*
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On April 25th, 2004 06:21 am (UTC), vagabondscribe commented:
I know as much about cars as the average diabetic knows about magnetic field theory and the interaction of said field from a large stellar mass on nutrino particles, but I do know that driving a car like it's a tank over speed bumps will cause your tires to bubble.

Just for reference, clearing a meridian in a back parking lot with sufficient speed to land about seven feet away will also cause your tires to bubble. Of course if your oil pan smashes and leaves a huge black streak of death behind the local Circuit City, you really don't have to immediately worry about your tires. That'll take a few days.
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On April 25th, 2004 02:55 pm (UTC), fuzzdecay replied:
my tires are shitty. i have new tires sitting in my apt ready to be put on, i just haven't done it yet. so bubbles don't concern me right now.
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