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how low should i go

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by cointelpro, Dec 23, 2003.

  1. cointelpro

    cointelpro Senior Member

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    i am going to get an alignment this weekend and i was thinking of lowering my back end 1.25 inchs and my front 1.5 inches in order to slam more weight on the front and get more traction up there, then a friend of mine told me to do it the other way to accomidate the weight of the engine and the shift when i accelerate. so which would you suggest for a daily driver? 1.5 in the front, 1.25 in the back, or 1.25 in the front 1.5 in the back.

    thanks.
     
  2. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    if the sparks aren't flying...you ain't low enough...




    TPP would be proud of me. :D
     
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    brc80 Senior Member

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    ^^^^^ Yes he would.
     
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    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    slam that bitch to the ground.....tuck it. then adjust your camber/caster and alighnment...
     
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    <--- neuspeed race on a sol 2.0F 1.8R
     
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    cointelpro Senior Member

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    wow good fuckin job answering my question!!!! i guess ill just go 1.5 all around. lets make some more smart ass remarks guys, it will be fun and will add to the ever present bullshit on this forum.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    the 1.25 rear and 1.5 front was a better idea ... you want some forward rake
     
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    cointelpro Senior Member

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    see, now thats what we need, honest help. thank you e!
     
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    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    my 97 Civic with a 4" drop..i used Ground Control coilovers:

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    still not low enough tho <_<
     
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    BlackFrog Neighborhood Lush

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    yeah, i forgot the numbers on how low mine is. Good rule of thumb, top of the tire at the bottom of the fender. looks good, handles good without too much fear of scraping, and you can still align it without rubbing (depending on wheels/tire). Mine is a tight 1 finer gap in the front, and about 1 1/2 fingers in the rear. When in doubt, the finger method never fails (in more ways than one :D )
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    :lol: :werd:

    i had (need to re-adjust now that the springs have settled a little) about a 2 finger gap front and rear
    looks good, handles good, no rubbing :)
     
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    Ive got ground controls, and i lowered all wheels so the top of the tire is right at the edge of the bottom of the fender. There's about enough room to fit a piece of paper in between. No rubbing on stock 14s and brand spankin tires with lots of meat.

    Camber kit and alignment to follow.... lol the tires look like this: / \
     
  14. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    and your handling and traction will bother be worse off then if you were at a normal ride height...

    my car is too low too. once its road-ready this year, i will be raising it up some... if my mad tit3 JDM piece of shit tein's allow me too... :-/
     
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    fuck the only thing i car about is having the car in a good looking position and without rubbing the fuck out of the tires my civic and friends rub in the back with full camber kit. so to compinsate for that we leave the tires off -2 degrees in the back also allows for better traction on corners. his is awesome with skunk2 coilover and KYB shocks and skunk2 strut bars. i personally still need to get the shocks.
     
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