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We ran Tein Springs with Konis for awhile and they worked well together, except for ground clearance. No bump steer issues, but alignment is very sensitive, and the reduced travel (from lowering) was a problem on big bumps. The solution to the clearance was to go to H&R springs and change the top spring insulator on the front to a slightly thicker polyurethane insulator. While published specs for both springs are about the same, the springs are very different. The H&R are slightly stiffer, and with the changes, raised the car about 1/2" . That doesn't seem like much, but did make a difference in clearance. The original Tein install instructions suggested cutting the front bump stops .8", but we cut almost 1" to just under the groove for the boot, and that helped a lot as well, and we no longer get any bottoming.

We initially ran a stock front bar and no rear bar, but switched to a Whiteline on the front set fill soft, and a stock rear. We are running Fleva's as well but in 16" and tire pressures make a difference.

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Got the hardtop installed. Was pretty easy to install. Hardest part was trimming the b pillar trim pieces to fit. Took the car for a test drive and there are no squeaks or rattles from the top or the latches and no unusual wind noises even on the highway. I went to a local shop that does vinyl wraps. They advised against a carbon fiber finish due to stretching and having to overlap seams. They did suggest black so I decided upon a matte black finish. Will be getting the wrap installed later this week. Im really looking forward to not having to look at the dark blue top on a yellow car!
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Looking good...black hardtop means you need the obligatory black windshield/A-pillar wrap also
 
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