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I hope Fred puts in the time to get mine all corner balanced and ready to go.
That would be like saying I hope Fred Never drives his Lotus again. Knowing Fred, he will spend as much time as needed to get them flawless...he is anal like that. (To Fred)

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Thanks Giant! We just chuck 'em in a box and hope for the best.... :P

Gogo2, Thanks for the order. That is one less set of NA's at the 2014 Pricing.

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Gogo2, They are on their way to you!


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I will post some photos of the install
I'm dumbfounded on the built time
Think about it for just one second, I spent more then $50,000 to buy the best handling sports car in the world, a Elise, sold my perfect 914-6 to purchase it somebody says for another $2000 you can add Penske shocks to it, and it will be even greater, that's only 4% of my total investment and that makes it even more enjoyable, that's a no-brainer, with out killing this story will continue......

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Random question that just struck me: Where are the bumpstops?

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It was in the 40s and rained all day my shocks came yesterday they're on the car now.
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Put in my order last week.

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Best of all worlds: BWR Non-Adjustable Penske Shocks with Intro pricing!

Has anyone had first hand experience with the Penske vs. Nitron setup?
Non adjustable

single

double adjustable ?

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Has anyone had first hand experience with the Penske vs. Nitron setup?
Non adjustable

single

double adjustable ?

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Some info in this thread https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f91/...series-97170/g

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Thanks Bob.
Just read through the thread. I know Penske's are the gold standard, but I've read some decent reviews of the Nitrons here on LT.
I know San has the double adjustable Penske setup.
I'm trying to specifically compare the Nitron 46mm one way vs. the non adjustable Penske. Mostly for track.
I currently have the base shocks on my 05 with roughly 50k miles.

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They have arrived. They look great with the red springs. Thanks for being so quick. Hope to have them on this weekend.

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Well I did it I place my order for one set of the non-adjustable Penske shocks.
I hope Fred puts in the time to get mine all corner balanced and ready to go.
I wish I lived close enough to have Fred corner-balance my car. thealignmentguy.com can handle it. I might play with it a bit first.

Had nice chat with Fred today. Figured out the oddball ground wire that required that I make up a part is most likely for a dealer-installed Nautilus horn. Glad I was a rebel and did the right side first: I had Fred's ABS bracket for a pattern.

I assume that it is smart to set the DA shocks to full soft and disconnect the sway bar whilst corner-balancing.

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Random question that just struck me: Where are the bumpstops?
Bump (no pun intended) for this question. Can anyone answer it?

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No bump stops needed. There is so little travel in the front the stockers are on the bump stops right away. The penskes are internally bumpered so they can handle the impact in the remote case that one occurs

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Thanks! I suspected they had internal stops.

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Initial opinion is awesome Fred! Driven the car to work twice and was impressed with how planted it is. A little more road noise but not very noticeable. I'm very impressed so far. Supposed to rain all weekend so not looking good for AutoX Sunday. Thank you again Fred!






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GP, You are welcome! Thank you, I think you'll enjoy them on those smooth Alabama roads. Just went through Alabama thursday.....


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Those are the non-adjustable ones? What spring rates?

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Shay, yes those are the non-adjustable with 350F and 500R.


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Anyone notice that the height on the passenger side is different than the drivers? It seems higher. Maybe mine needs to be adjusted?
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