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Old 10-28-2012, 10:14 AM   #1
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Hey guys I'm looking towards lowing my car soon...it's a DD so I don't want to scrape too much. And im definitely paranoid about scraping my bumper lol...how much of a drop would u guys recommend?
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:37 AM   #2
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What's your road conditions. Are there bunch of dips in the road or speed bumps? If you got good roads it should be good for 1.5 inch drop you shouldn't run much on your front bumper it's gonna be your exhuast. I scrape on my h pipe if I don't watch the road dips. Just smart driving you shouldn't scrape much
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I live in the country so it's basically flat. But there is that big bump ever now and then lol
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Is there any dips in the roads like high spots where tires drive on they sink in the road and cause a high spot right in the center and that's where you'd scrape
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Is there any dips in the roads like high spots where tires drive on they sink in the road and cause a high spot right in the center and that's where you'd scrape
Crap.....the highway I drive on everyday is like that
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Same here. I just drive slow and cautious.
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That's how low I am and I can manage to not scrape if you drive smart.
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What are you lowered on?
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:18 PM   #9
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That's how low I am and I can manage to not scrape if you drive smart.
What's your set up?
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:52 PM   #10
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Get coilovers! You can go low one day and the other go like a 1 inch.

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Are the adjustable!? And what's a good place to get them from?
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Yes they are. You can have it at stock height or drop it to 3.5 inches. I found my rears in Craig's and the front ones came on the car already. Steeda, Andy's, AM carrys them
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:33 AM   #13
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Would you necessarily need both or could you get just front. Or just back
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Im really low.. Just becareful and roll your fenders
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:34 PM   #15
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I would suggest both so you can adjust front and back. It helps you tremendously with handling as well.
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What's your set up?
Well sadly i dont know.. My car was already lowered when igot it. But it has yellow lowering springs, if that helps i dont know what brand.

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I would suggest both so you can adjust front and back. It helps you tremendously with handling as well.
What brand is yours, and whats the general price range. I know they arent too cheap.
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Well sadly i dont know.. My car was already lowered when igot it. But it has yellow lowering springs, if that helps i dont know what brand.

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What brand is yours, and whats the general price range. I know they arent too cheap.
In the front I have Griggs racing coilovers and in the back I have koni yellow coilovers. You can get a good set under 500 dollars
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Get coilovers! You can go low one day and the other go like a 1 inch.
What are coil overs?!??
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What are coil overs?!??
This is what wiki said. A coilover is an automobile suspension device. "Coilover" is short for "coil spring over strut". It consists of a shock absorber with a coil spring encircling it. The shock absorber and spring are assembled as a unit prior to installation, and are replaced as a unit when the shock absorber has leaked. This provides for optimal damping without torsional loads. Some coilovers allow adjustment of ride height and stiffness, using a simple threaded spring perch similar to a nut. More advanced adjustable coilover systems will use a threaded shock body, coupled with an adjustable lower mount for ride height adjustment, while an adjustment knob is used to adjust damping, commonly referred to as "stiffness." Spring rate also plays a role in stiffness.
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In the front I have Griggs racing coilovers and in the back I have koni yellow coilovers. You can get a good set under 500 dollars
Where would be a good set under 500 dollars I can just find some for like 1000 bucks!
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Where would be a good set under 500 dollars I can just find some for like 1000 bucks!
Yea those things are bigggggg money! Lol
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Go to horsepower freaks.com and they have a wide selection there
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