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#4084814 - 11/17/20 10:59 PM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: a_d_a_m]
LTC_Dave Offline

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Originally Posted By a_d_a_m
Yeah, I wasn't a fan of how the Marauder rode with cut springs. Plus, it blew out a fresh set of KYBs in about 4k miles because they were bottoming out. Hence, I rolled all my pennies and plunked down for RideTechs.

Cut springs = rough ride.
KYB = garbage.
That's just my experience though.
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#4084826 - 11/18/20 02:33 AM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: DudeAbides]
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Loc: near Houston, Texas
Originally Posted By DudeAbides
Originally Posted By TheCableGuy
My God I hate FedEx.

Seconded. I hear the overnight is reliable, but I've had nothing but bad experiences with FedEx Ground, at least 3 that I can remember.

They have a remarkable talent for folding solid objects into unusual shapes (though I will give them credit for getting my recent RockAuto order here intact)

Back on thread topic... topped up coolant today, hadn't had to do so in over a year.
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#4084830 - 11/18/20 07:03 AM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: a_d_a_m]
ClayBelt Offline

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Registered: 04/03/18
Posts: 1712
Loc: Leon County
Originally Posted By a_d_a_m
Yeah, I wasn't a fan of how the Marauder rode with cut springs. Plus, it blew out a fresh set of KYBs in about 4k miles because they were bottoming out. Hence, I rolled all my pennies and plunked down for RideTechs.


They actually ride surprisingly well with a coil and a half cut. I’d probably be fine if I hadn’t used the GT500 shocks out back as well, can barely depress the rear end by pushing on it. Don’t even think it moves a half inch any more, so I’m sure you could see why oversteering is a much bigger problem now
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#4084838 - 11/18/20 07:46 AM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: Spartan]
a_d_a_m Offline

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Loc: Cleveland, OH
Figure this one out:

I was driving the P7B home from work last night and the idiot chime started dinging - but quieter than what it would sound like if you left your lights on or you weren't buckled in.

Other than the TPMS light (which has been on since last week whenever I put the snow tires on) there were no dash lights flashing or constant-on. Gas and temp gauge read normal.

My commute home is 9ish miles, mostly interstate, and I was on a highway offramp decelerating when I noticed this. Because I had music on, I cannot say for certain how long it was going off. I initially thought that it was part of the song. By the time I turned the music down, I only heard it for a second or two more.

Internet folks have a range of opinions on this, from an airbag chime, to a dash light out, to just a battery being low. I have to believe we can rule out dash lights, since they all cycle through as normal when the key is turned, and I have to think the airbag can be ruled out since that light never flashed erratically. So, I guess I'm leaning toward a battery getting ready to give up? The car does crank slower than it did when it was warm out, and the battery IS older (and on my to-buy list).

Anyone got anything else?

The car didn't ding at me this morning.
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#4084844 - 11/18/20 08:39 AM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: f00barbob]
Old_Guy_Stu Offline

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Registered: 04/28/19
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Originally Posted By f00barbob

They have a remarkable talent for folding solid objects into unusual shapes (though I will give them credit for getting my recent RockAuto order here intact)


USPS knows that trick, too. They perfected it when I ordered a rare LP from Japan and found it folded in half sticking out of my mail slot. [censored].

Adam, I'm going with low battery.
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#4084846 - 11/18/20 08:43 AM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: Old_Guy_Stu]
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Originally Posted By Old_Guy_Stu
Adam, I'm going with low battery.
I'm already pricing replacements. Damn if the price doesn't go up a ton every time I look. Swear the last Motorcraft 850CCA I bought was like $120. Looks like I may be going with a NAPA battery this time.
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formerly: '02 MGM, '04 MGM, '04 MGM v2.0, '04 MM, '07 P71 (POTM Feb. '18), '04 CVLX (POTM Jun. '19 and the best car ever), '03 SAP P71

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#4084874 - 11/18/20 02:16 PM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: Old_Guy_Stu]
Ponyguy Offline

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Registered: 08/07/03
Posts: 11918
Loc: Oswego, IL
Originally Posted By Old_Guy_Stu
USPS knows that trick, too. They perfected it when I ordered a rare LP from Japan and found it folded in half sticking out of my mail slot. [censored].

Been there...
Many years ago when Illinois replaced license plates annually (instead of issuing a little postage stamp-sized sticker) the asshole mailman folded my new license plates to stick them in my mailbox. mad
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#4084920 - 11/18/20 07:48 PM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: a_d_a_m]
ClayBelt Offline

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Registered: 04/03/18
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Loc: Leon County
Originally Posted By a_d_a_m
Originally Posted By ClayBelt
Lowered it on gt500 springs and cut springs.
I haven't been able to use this much lately, but...
ttiwwp


It’s about a 1” drop, the front needs another quarter coil cut I think



Edited by ClayBelt (11/18/20 07:48 PM)
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2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 “Panzer” - 8/2016-4/2018 - SOLD
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#4084946 - 11/19/20 12:10 AM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: ClayBelt]
Ponyguy Offline

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Registered: 08/07/03
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Originally Posted By ClayBelt
Originally Posted By a_d_a_m
Originally Posted By ClayBelt
Lowered it on gt500 springs and cut springs.
I haven't been able to use this much lately, but...
ttiwwp


It’s about a 1” drop, the front needs another quarter coil cut I think


Just my personal opinion here... but...
The front wheel fills the wheelwell almost perfectly, but the rear wheel looks a bit too far up in the well...

So... I think the front looks just about right, but the rear looks squatty, and could stand about an inch of body lift...

JMHO

(And lose those stickers... that ain't a Honda...)
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#4084964 - 11/19/20 05:14 AM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: Ponyguy]
ClayBelt Offline

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Registered: 04/03/18
Posts: 1712
Loc: Leon County
Originally Posted By Ponyguy
Originally Posted By ClayBelt
Originally Posted By a_d_a_m
Originally Posted By ClayBelt
Lowered it on gt500 springs and cut springs.
I haven't been able to use this much lately, but...
ttiwwp


It’s about a 1” drop, the front needs another quarter coil cut I think


Just my personal opinion here... but...
The front wheel fills the wheelwell almost perfectly, but the rear wheel looks a bit too far up in the well...

So... I think the front looks just about right, but the rear looks squatty, and could stand about an inch of body lift...

JMHO

(And lose those stickers... that ain't a Honda...)


It sure as hell ain’t stock either.
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2001 Chevrolet Tracker LT “Featherbrick” - 6/2016-10/2016 - SOLD
2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 “Panzer” - 8/2016-4/2018 - SOLD
1966 Ford Thunderbird “Fordy McFordface” - 11/2016-2/2020 - TRADED
2005 Buick LaCrosse CXS “Jumba” - 2/2017-2/2018 - SOLD
2010 Mercury Grand Marquis LS “Touge Sofa” - 4/2018-?
1990 Mazda Miata “Little Boy” - 5/2019-10/2019 - SOLD
1986 Ford Mustang SVO “Touge Fox” - 2/2020-11/2020 - TRADED
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#4085016 - 11/19/20 06:28 PM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: Spartan]
a_d_a_m Offline

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Registered: 10/25/05
Posts: 27569
Loc: Cleveland, OH
I like it!
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formerly: '02 MGM, '04 MGM, '04 MGM v2.0, '04 MM, '07 P71 (POTM Feb. '18), '04 CVLX (POTM Jun. '19 and the best car ever), '03 SAP P71

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#4085018 - 11/19/20 06:42 PM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: ClayBelt]
DudeAbides Offline
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Registered: 09/12/12
Posts: 4202
Loc: California, Uber Alles
Originally Posted By ClayBelt
It’s about a 1” drop, the front needs another quarter coil cut I think


Mines' sits with the front wheel just about where you would want it, I achieved this with (dare I say) Eaton 1.5" drop springs, but it 'stink bugged' so I had to obtain 2.5" rear drop springs from Coil Spring Specialties.

I guess this is all academic, because you're [apparently] trying to avoid purchasing springs.
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That's a stretch to suggest he got T-boned because he didn't stay home.


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#4085026 - 11/19/20 06:52 PM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: Spartan]
ClayBelt Offline

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Registered: 04/03/18
Posts: 1712
Loc: Leon County
Way I figure it is at this point I need a stiffer shock as well as spring, so it’s gonna be coilover if I buy anything else for my suspension
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2001 Chevrolet Tracker LT “Featherbrick” - 6/2016-10/2016 - SOLD
2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 “Panzer” - 8/2016-4/2018 - SOLD
1966 Ford Thunderbird “Fordy McFordface” - 11/2016-2/2020 - TRADED
2005 Buick LaCrosse CXS “Jumba” - 2/2017-2/2018 - SOLD
2010 Mercury Grand Marquis LS “Touge Sofa” - 4/2018-?
1990 Mazda Miata “Little Boy” - 5/2019-10/2019 - SOLD
1986 Ford Mustang SVO “Touge Fox” - 2/2020-11/2020 - TRADED
1978 MG Midget 1500 - 11/2020-?

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#4085040 - 11/19/20 08:55 PM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: Spartan]
DudeAbides Offline
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Loc: California, Uber Alles
I've had no problems with lowered springs and (allegedly suspect) KYB Struts.
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Originally Posted By 73vwTodd
That's a stretch to suggest he got T-boned because he didn't stay home.


2008 P71: Dual spot lamps & a Marauder spoiler; business up front, party in the back.

How will I laugh tomorrow, when I can't even smile today?

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#4085046 - 11/19/20 09:10 PM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: DudeAbides]
ClayBelt Offline

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Registered: 04/03/18
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Loc: Leon County
Originally Posted By DudeAbides
I've had no problems with lowered springs and (allegedly suspect) KYB Struts.


I went from slight understeer to horrendous oversteer when I lowered. Cut CVPI springs and the KYB struts yo front, but the rear is all stock GT500 stuff. I’m also onsidering going back to the 21mm rear sway back to offset but that just sounds like a bad idea
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2001 Chevrolet Tracker LT “Featherbrick” - 6/2016-10/2016 - SOLD
2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 “Panzer” - 8/2016-4/2018 - SOLD
1966 Ford Thunderbird “Fordy McFordface” - 11/2016-2/2020 - TRADED
2005 Buick LaCrosse CXS “Jumba” - 2/2017-2/2018 - SOLD
2010 Mercury Grand Marquis LS “Touge Sofa” - 4/2018-?
1990 Mazda Miata “Little Boy” - 5/2019-10/2019 - SOLD
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