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    Not bad. I’m trying to tell if it leans to the back or if it’s just the hella narrow track width back there messing with me.

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    I wouldn't go any lower than mine. When tires go into the wheel wells it starts to look stupid. imo


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    anything below stock height is too low. I had mine down about an inch and a half and after ripping the sidewall out of a tire turning into a driveway I gave up on that bullshit. Had to replace the tire and the fender trim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kodachrome Wolf View Post
    Not bad. Iím trying to tell if it leans to the back or if itís just the hella narrow track width back there messing with me.
    it's surprisingly level, there are a few things going on there, 15" in the back 14" up front, angle to the driveway, friend's Ford Flex roof line in the background causing some parallax , and it is light up front since there are no fluids, accessories, intake, etc. Just heads and the block since it's getting pulled.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bean View Post
    I wouldn't go any lower than mine. When tires go into the wheel wells it starts to look stupid. imo
    really, kind of the point. we're going ignorantly LOW!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73 View Post
    anything below stock height is too low.
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    Anything below stock CVPI height is too low for me. Yeah... my LX is raised an inch or so.

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    tough crowd. well, this $600 brown bomber is going to get a little bit of work done to her in the next few weeks so i can roll down to RoadKill Nights.

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    If he's got the time and money, the ground is the limit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffBoudah View Post
    tough crowd. well, this $600 brown bomber is going to get a little bit of work done to her in the next few weeks so i can roll down to RoadKill Nights.
    A worthy cause.

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    Stock, especially the older I get. I love me something unmolested/preserved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffBoudah View Post
    tough crowd. well, this $600 brown bomber is going to get a little bit of work done to her in the next few weeks so i can roll down to RoadKill Nights.
    Worth it. Also... your car... too low is when you don't like it. My actual opinion is that too low is when speed bumps scrape the bottom.

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    Looks cool but practicality-wise is another story. With my bigass tires i already rub when close to lock going into a driveway. Not sure if its my wheel/tire setup but this car seems to sit kinda low-ish anyhow and i wouldn't consider going much lower, although i would like a better spring. I'll get a pic up in the next day or two but this car sits different than my first '90. Springs aren't worn near as i can figure but who knows.

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    Looks like crap. Sell it to me for $200.

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    screw practicality, lol, I've got a Honda for that. The springs up front are quite stiff, 1200lb'ers.

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    Everybody has a different viewpoint. For a DD, absolutely not. For a weekend/project car, yeah, go for it. Not sure if I'd lower the crap outta sedans; but it seems to work for wagons. I like the way that CP looks.

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    I added 1" spacers to the rear springs, and some ES poly front upper isolators.

    Motor is not in, but with these springs it will only squat another like .25"
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffBoudah View Post
    I added 1" spacers to the rear springs, and some ES poly front upper isolators.

    Motor is not in, but with these springs it will only squat another like .25"
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    I like that a lot. The wheels changed the look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggie View Post
    I like that a lot. The wheels changed the look.
    The angle helps too. It certainly looks just like the factory forward rake, just lower.

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