Well, I bought in on the group purchase for the Hotchkis TVS stage 1. This forum is costing me (in a good way, thank you :bling: ). Cheaper than new tires!
Anyway, I'm wondering who else have done this mod and would like to get their impressions. I know HEMEE loves it and I am looking forward to eliminating the roll around corners.
Let me know what I'm in for and how much you paid to have it installed.
Since I didn't hear from anyone on this I might as well let myself know what my impressions are after installation.
Now I'm still on the OEM Contis...and they aren't bad. Yep, they hold the road in the rain (pouring today) and feel tight in the twistys.
Body roll is minimal now where before it felt like in tight corners getting rolled off three foot swells. Did I mention it was raining and I'm still using the stock Contis?
Now I live on a very winding road. Lots of S turns and hairpins on Salmon Falls which is east of Sacramento. If you ride street bikes it is a pretty famous trek. Anyway, since I bought my C the one complaint has been my tires...I stand corrected. Suspension first, tires second. Now that the suspension is fixed my tires aren't so bad. Believe me, I'm putting 20" wheels on with decent rubber but now I'm not in such a hurry.
Now the best part. Coming back from Big O, where the parts were installed, I picked up a tail. A 1999 silver M3 coupe. In the past I wouldn't have been able to keep him off my bumper. Today? Let's just say he couldn't get near me and on the straights he was toast. Did I mention it was raining?
Ride is not stiff. Not a lot different than stock. Cornering and steering wheel control is improved tremendously. Off the scale. The ESP rarely kicks in, even on wet roads.
This is a must have mod. This is the TVS stage 1 I received off the group buy from Tbryne (thank you!) and installation was $350 with an alignment. Total outlay is cheaper than new tires on stock rims. :banana: :banana: :banana: