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PurdueGuy

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PurdueGuy    72

This weekend installed:

-KYB GR-2 struts with H&R Sport lowering springs (~1.5in lower)

-stainless brake lines

-rear disk brake swap (buh-bye drums!)

-all fresh brake fluid

-new pads/rotors all 'round (Hawk pads front, WearEver Gold rear)

-rear strut bar

-upgraded adjustable rear swaybar

Have already done:

-auto to manual trans swap

-short shifter

-front strut bar

-aftermarket wheels (not yet identified, manufactured by Enkei)

-suburban overhead console w/working homelink module

-all-aluminum radiator

-AEM cold air intake

-clear corner lights

-Chevy Corsica rear view mirror with map lights

-passenger seat lumbar support adjuster

-Falken Ziex 512 tires

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My wife & I on the right, and our '99 SC1 and SC2s, middle and right. Left is a fellow Saturn tuner and his wife, with their Ion QC.

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PurdueGuy    72

Yeah, the "this weekend" stuff was a full day, with some prep work done beforehand, with both of us guys working on it. I was going to do it the weekend before, but Tony (the other guy) wanted to install stuff for our Saturn meet, so I held off. The car now handles awesome, despite being on the all-season ziex 512s. Went out in the hills & threw it around, trying to push the limits to know where they now are, and it just held on tight through the corners, essentially no tire slippage, and just a little oversteer. Gonna have to go out again sometime & push it just a little more to see when the tires start to squeek on me. :D

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Camino LS6    866
Yeah, the "this weekend" stuff was a full day, with some prep work done beforehand, with both of us guys working on it. I was going to do it the weekend before, but Tony (the other guy) wanted to install stuff for our Saturn meet, so I held off. The car now handles awesome, despite being on the all-season ziex 512s. Went out in the hills & threw it around, trying to push the limits to know where they now are, and it just held on tight through the corners, essentially no tire slippage, and just a little oversteer. Gonna have to go out again sometime & push it just a little more to see when the tires start to squeek on me. :D

I remember doing that with my Firehawk. I took the same twisty (fun) back road everyday for about a week increasing the speed daily. I finally decided that when I saw the speedometer reaching 75 mph with no loss of grip (25MPH road) that I really needed a track to find those limits. :AH-HA_wink:

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ocnblu    719
That's pretty cool there, Perdue. Those little S-series cars are scrappy, fun little vehicles.

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Satty    338

Very nice, I've always had a soft spot for S-cars, first manual I ever drove was our '92 SL2. I'd love to have that car back (ok, maybe not, it was that blue-green color that every other Saturn of that vintage had). I wouldn'6t mind having an SC (first gen) as a third car, for quick trips around town that dont require either of our sedans. An SW would also look good in my driveway.

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