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Old 20th April 2012
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So i lowered my car because ive been waiting for the funds for my new wiring harness and being impatient wanted something to do. Want opinions on what ya'all think of it. Turned the tires from side to side and nothing rubbed and also jumped up and down on either side to make sure nothing would hit. Itll more than likely rub a little but nothin that im really worried about. Pics are the front and back tires respectively. Front is the one without the arch molding. Also the first pic is the bumper to ground clearance
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You look a little too low....hope all your roads are as smooth as a racetrack or you may start to see bits of exhaust in your rear view mirror
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7.5cm off the ground haha wow that it ridiculously low.

You run risk of ruining the underbody not to mention the plastic fuel tank lol.

How are you going to go over speed bumps (do you have those on your roads, we do in Australia)

Good luck, did you buy proper springs, or did you cut them? You'll regret it when driving if you did in fact cut them, I have read people who've cut a lot less than that and hated it and reverted back to stock.
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Bad *** thats what I call slammed

Good luck driving that thing tho
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Ya, looks like a big tree fell on it. With the air flow kit on your car you may also find that the tires will hit the wheel well lips. On my spg I have intrex springs and supper aero wheels and that can be a problem as well from time to time, hope you don't loose any parts. You have really limited yourself and no passengers in the back as well, it will be rub city, ask me how I know
If you keep it like that, there is one thing, you will see now how off center the rear tires sit in the wheel well. There is a threat or web site that shows how to shift the rear axel more forward, this will help with the rubbing to a point.
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You look a little too low....hope all your roads are as smooth as a racetrack or you may start to see bits of exhaust in your rear view mirror
My Friend has a Porsche. His car is lower than mine but has a bigger exhaust which was welded on at a bad angle and it hit the ground more than anything. He ended up hitting the muffler once and tore it off. As for my Saab the roads around here are pretty smooth. The only real issue is going into parking lots but i think ill be fine. There's Hondas running 3 inch exhausts and are as low but they dont hit hardly ever.
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7.5cm off the ground haha wow that it ridiculously low.

You run risk of ruining the underbody not to mention the plastic fuel tank lol.

How are you going to go over speed bumps (do you have those on your roads, we do in Australia)

Good luck, did you buy proper springs, or did you cut them? You'll regret it when driving if you did in fact cut them, I have read people who've cut a lot less than that and hated it and reverted back to stock.
I cut them im used to cars that are stiffer than hell and poorer ride quality so shouldnt be a problem for me not likeing it. As for the speed bumps i try to avoid them anyway and we don't have any on the actual roads here. Although for some reason they decided to have the parking lots be 3+ inches higher than the road so ill probably have some problems there as in some areas i was hitting the ground stock lol.
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Bad *** thats what I call slammed

Good luck driving that thing tho
Yea its definately slammed lol. Ill post a pic of my friends Porsche later if i can. The crossmember on that is less than an inch off the ground. you cant even get your foot under the sides of it lol. And thanks ill need the luck lol
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Ya, looks like a big tree fell on it. With the air flow kit on your car you may also find that the tires will hit the wheel well lips. On my spg I have intrex springs and supper aero wheels and that can be a problem as well from time to time, hope you don't loose any parts. You have really limited yourself and no passengers in the back as well, it will be rub city, ask me how I know
If you keep it like that, there is one thing, you will see now how off center the rear tires sit in the wheel well. There is a threat or web site that shows how to shift the rear axel more forward, this will help with the rubbing to a point.
Thanks for the info bout the thread/web site ill look for it and probably end up doing it. As for the no passengers in the back i only ever use the front seat anyway so that should be all good hopefully.
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And heres my friends Porsche. And the orange one is a my other friends 3000GT VR4 conversion
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So i lowered my car because ive been waiting for the funds for my new wiring harness...
Do you need a FI harness? If that is a T16? If so I can help.

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Do you need a FI harness? If that is a T16 I can help.
Yes it is the FI harness also need the injectors. Im getting the parts from another guy on here i just have been having trouble coming up with the funds for them. People not paying me back money they owe me and such
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If your source falls through I have injectors and a spare FI harness for a LH 2.4 T16 if needed.
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If your source falls through I have injectors and a spare FI harness for a LH 2.4 T16 if needed.
Ok. He already pulled the parts off of his running Vert for me I've just been waiting on funds to come through.
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Ive read somewhere regarding the height issue that the front suspension lower arms should be no less than horizontal .
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Ive read somewhere regarding the height issue that the front suspension lower arms should be no less than horizontal .
Ideally that is the goal and then all other things like searing rack should fall in the same category. This will eliminate what is called "Bump Steer".
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I hate bump steer and torque steer but you get used to them after awhile. but bump steer is very annoying if your not expecting it
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looks sweet, what size tires and wheels you got on there? and did you cut the stock spg springs?
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Meh, if you want to see a slammed car check the VW crowd...
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looks sweet, what size tires and wheels you got on there? and did you cut the stock spg springs?
Theyre just stock tires and 15 inch aero wheels. And its an airflow not SPG but yea i cut em.
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looks to me if you ever drive that thing its gonna rip the body kit right off.
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