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Old 04-01-2014, 01:24 PM   #1
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How to drive a lowered stang

I just bought some tein s springs that's suppose to be around a 2.5" drop. This is the first car I ever lowered so I have no experience. I know the basics like potholes and speed bumps. Just wanted to check with some of you guys that are living that lowered life are there any particular ways that you go over or around obstacles on the road.
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I'm not even low and I have a lot of problems. That's a big drop. Like you said though, speed bumps and holes are a no no. In Houston there is a lot of very steep driveways so you gotta be careful of stuff like that. If you don't think you'll make it I say find another route
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Gotta look out for steep inclines like drivways and better slow way down for a speed bump. Speedbumps are differnt sizes at least around here ,get to know the ones you travel over frequently find the right speed to pass saftly. But if its a new one slooooowwwww down some of them are way too big and can tare your **** up. For example the ones you went over in my neighborhood are ok to go 20 over but the ones in downs park down the road i cant get over without scrapping no matter the speed
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Yea I was thinking the same about the drop but since I have a v6 I don't think it would actually go the whole 2.5 maybe more like 2" or 1.7" I tried to compensate for having a lighter motor. I will deff be more careful and more aware of the road.
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Gotta look out for steep inclines like drivways and better slow way down for a speed bump. Speedbumps are differnt sizes at least around here ,get to know the ones you travel over frequently find the right speed to pass saftly. But if its a new one slooooowwwww down some of them are way too big and can tare your **** up. For example the ones you went over in my neighborhood are ok to go 20 over but the ones in downs park down the road i cant get over without scrapping no matter the speed

The speed bumps in my area aren't so bad it's my mon-fri commute to work. It's 2 huge dips on the hwy that I can't avoid no matter wat. If I slow down to much traffic will be on my butt
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Move slow and don't explore new territory in the lowered ride, that's what my rally pig is for. There are some places my mustang just can't go. ie: my favorite taco joint, my girlfriends apartment complex, the courthouse etc. I've actually haven't even driven my mustang in over a month.
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Yea I was thinking the same about the drop but since I have a v6 I don't think it would actually go the whole 2.5 maybe more like 2" or 1.7" I tried to compensate for having a lighter motor. I will deff be more careful and more aware of the road.

The drop on the 1.7 springs is actually 1.7, the weight difference between the v6 and the v8 is minimal. I have the h&r super sports, i can confirm i got 1.7 drop. Make sure you get CC plates, or else your tires will go FAST
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Lol yes your right, I need that sticker. Also I live on a steep hill so the weight of my car is uneven, I don't want the uneven weight to effect how the car sits while it's in the settling stages. Do u think that would effect the way the car sits, if so I can easily park my car at the bottom of the hill for about a week into they settle in.
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The drop on the 1.7 springs is actually 1.7, the weight difference between the v6 and the v8 is minimal. I have the h&r super sports, i can confirm i got 1.7 drop. Make sure you get CC plates, or else your tires will go FAST

Yes I have cc plates from maximum motor sports. Going to get foxbody shocks in May
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It'll settle more while you drive it. But it can't hurt to park it at the bottom of your driveway.
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Watch out for the curb when you pull into parking spots
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Watch out for the curb when you pull into parking spots
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Never drive strait over a speed bump. Take them at angles. Start turning left or right a few feet before the speed bump. This way your right front and rear tire will not hit the speed bump the same time as you left front and rear tire. The 2 tires are not hitting the highest and lowest height at the same time.


This makes speed bumps easier to travel over and you can get over the higher speed bumps and bottom out less.
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Never drive strait over a speed bump. Take them at angles. Start turning left or right a few feet before the speed bump. This way your right front and rear tire will not hit the speed bump the same time as you left front and rear tire. The 2 tires are not hitting the highest and lowest height at the same time.


This makes speed bumps easier to travel over and you can get over the higher speed bumps and bottom out less.

Great that's makes perfect sense to. Didn't think so much would be involved just dropping your car an inch or two
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Basically I watch out for potholes, take speed bumps slow, if there's a major dip in the road I try to slow down pretty good but sometimes that's unavoidable, and avoid putting myself in a bad position for slopes.
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Make sure your exhaust is tucked up tight with the proper hangers. Some midpipes need universal hangers. Without midpipe support, every 6 months the exhaust has to be unbolted, tucked up, retighten.. Only to slowly sag low to the ground again.

And that "Be Patient, Im Lowered" bumper sticker is a must !!

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Great that's makes perfect sense to. Didn't think so much would be involved just dropping your car an inch or two
there is a lot that goes into lowering a vehicle. I had a bagged and c notched truck. A hydraulic truck with a step notch. The hardest operation is a body drop, very little brave people do this to a daily driver. If I did not drive all over the road potholes would destroy my vehicle. I would not go no lower than 2 1/2". You chance damaging suspension, transmission, and constantly re painting your frame.
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I like to get a little "gangsta lean" goin' on while I'm rollin around in the ride... Left hand on the wheel, right elbow on the center console arm rest, and my chin in the palm of my right hand.

Thats how you drive a lowered car properly...
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there is a lot that goes into lowering a vehicle. I had a bagged and c notched truck. A hydraulic truck with a step notch. The hardest operation is a body drop, very little brave people do this to a daily driver. If I did not drive all over the road potholes would destroy my vehicle. I would not go no lower than 2 1/2". You chance damaging suspension, transmission, and constantly re painting your frame.

Wow u were super low in that truck. Yea I wouldn't drop lower than 2.5 either.
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I like to get a little "gangsta lean" goin' on while I'm rollin around in the ride... Left hand on the wheel, right elbow on the center console arm rest, and my chin in the palm of my right hand.



Thats how you drive a lowered car properly...

lol yeah thats another way also too. Might not be able to see potholes to well tho haha
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too low and you need to drive too slow
looks nice but id rather just have a slight
drop for stance and enjoy the ride more then
a slammed ride that passengers think ur cars fuuu cked
cus its bangin
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My car just has ****ty suspension, I'm putting money towards my other car right now though.

The suspension is fine, if i'm the only one in the car, with 2-4 people in the cars it's impossible for me not too scrape though.
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H&R springs worked great for mine.gave it the perfect stance.made sure i changed all isolators too.test drove it down my buddy's street and it passed the test.he has two speedpumps on his street the size of Mt. Saint Helens.
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The absolute worst part of a car that low (mine is 2-2.5 drop) is the random dips in the road and bridges. Roads with a speed limit of 55 and above are terrible. You don't see the dips or that the bridge has a bump until its too late and then BAM...you can almost hear the bumpstops screaming from the hit.
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1. Big dips in road that look normal. ESPECIALLY going onto or off of a bridge
2. Parking Curbs
3. Inclines and declines going into and out of parking lots
4. Potholes.
One thing is to take things slow when in question. Also take things at an angle that helps. Good luck lol. I am on sportlines 1.5 front 2.0 in back and I cant avoid it. I hear that screech of the exhaust scrapping in my sleep. Naples is fine but OMG Miami is horrible
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It was nice being able to read this. I'll be dropping my ride height soon but not that much. Just 1.5 inches. good thread


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Wow I created this thread and since than went coilovers and so much lower, boy is it a pita lol wish I would have known that a year ago lol
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Haha yeah its hard to give an accurate warning of what it's like driving a slammed ride. My new ride has a fiberglass lip on it and it's a little ridiculous
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Haha yeah its hard to give an accurate warning of what it's like driving a slammed ride. My new ride has a fiberglass lip on it and it's a little ridiculous

Yes it really is lol... Nice!! I was just about to ask wats the new ride looks nice and low lol..... I been on/off here so not up to date lol


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It's pretty new anyways, I haven't really whored it out anyways
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It's pretty new anyways, I haven't really whored it out anyways

Nice!! I have a thing for vettes just the sleek low styling great choice my friend!!


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Yeah its pretty sweet, I've been enjoying it quite a lot

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