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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-24-2006, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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Newbie lookin for some upgrades

hey all,
im new on this forum. Im 22 yrs old. livin in orlando florida. driving a white 02 C230 3dr coupe/hatch or W203.

im looking for some suspension upgrades for my car and maybe some tire recommendations.

right now i have the Michelin Pilots on there and they are GREAT tires but they are some pricey SOBs, just curious as to what other people are running and how much its costing everyone else to keep their rides stuck to the ground.

im also looking to do some suspension upgrades to the car right now im just looking to go cheap with a sway bar / strut tower brace, I tried looking for some H&R sway bars but couldnt find any to fit my model.......any one know what other companies are out there that make something for my car?

and then coilovers will be in the future, but i saw some people are running the Teins and i know they are one of the most reputable suspension tuners from the japanese market. are there any other companies to compare them to? or are these one of the best bang for the buck?

and if anyone has any recommendations for some cheap hp upgrades, maybe a chip or headers, cold air intake, pulleys, just little stuff not looking to go too big on HP just something to help her breathe a little better.

Thanks in advance for all the help!

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Hi, Josh, and welcome to the forum.

You'll find lots and lots of recommendations, but for specifics I'd certainly point you to the 203 forum.

I'd definitely agree with you on the Pilot Sports. Sadly, pretty much all of the really high performance brands are in the price range. There are plenty of folks who swear by the second level companies, but in my humble opinion it's just hard to look at a nice car and see "KUMHO" on the sidewall.

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Wheels and tires are about the only major mods I've made:

18x8.5 AMG Double Spoke Bright Sil, front
18x9 AMG Double Spoke Bright Sil, back, w/
245/45WR-18 Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 XL, front
275/40YR-18 Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3, back

I put winter tires (225/60QR-16 Michelin X-Ice) on my OEM wheels. The F1's are the best tires I've ever had, and I believe quite a bit cheaper than the PS2's.

I agree w/ Greg that this would get more and better replies on the 203 forum.

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