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One is silver, and the other is... Blue?


So, long story short, I fell of the face of the Earth around the time that we started preparing to leave for Iraq. I'm over in Iraq right now, and we're starting to get a little more downtime, so I thought I'd try to get back on here.
I gave my silver '03 to my Mom, and I got myself an '07 with a 5-speed, in preparation for being home.
The 18s I had on the silver one transferred over, and some more things are on the way for the blue one.
Exhaust and suspension right after I get back.
 

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Thanks a lot for the kind thoughts.
Yeah, I really dig the blue.
It's going to have some power to back the looks up. I've got some performance things in mind for it.
Plus it has the distinction of being a rare breed, one known as the five-speed.
The wheels, if you didn't recognise them, are '03 Cobra reps in 18x9, wrapped in Falken 255/55/R18.
 

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Diggin' the blue too! :thumb:

Stay safe over there!
 

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Thanks a lot guys.
I'm coming home soon enough, and I can't wait to be back in the States.

The sidewall is taller than stock, and I went up 3" on the wheels. Total gain was 3.5" on the overall tire height.
I'm dropping it 1.5-1.75" with H&R Sport springs.
I'm really happy with the additional tire. It rides comfortably, and it fills some of that wheel gap. I just need to flatten it out a little bit when the going gets twisty, as I love to push it a little through the turns.
It grips really well, but the Falkens are not (and I mean NOT) friendly with rain. The dry traction is wonderful, though, and I'll probably stay with them when these are eaten up.
A lot of people suggested I step to 20" wheels, but it's hard to find tasteful wheels in that diameter, and most performance tires are in 18".
 
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