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Old 06-16-2011, 04:36 PM
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How low am I?

hey guys

i posted these pics on another thread but didnt get any responses

based on these pics, how low am I? stock wheels with stock size tire. im thinking of changin my springs as im finding this a little too low for winter and i have a lot of negative camber going on also


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Re: How low am I?

around 2".

i was dropped 2.25", and i had 1 finger gap in the front, and tucking the rears.
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Re: How low am I?

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around 2".

i was dropped 2.25", and i had 1 finger gap in the front, and tucking the rears.
thats what i figured

if i take it up to about 1 inch to 1.5 inches should that fix my camber issues? ill see if i can take a pic of the camber but right now its pretty bad
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Re: How low am I?

you mean camber wear on the tires?

im dropped 1.4 inches and ive got a 1 finger gap all around
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Re: How low am I?

I just got some Tanabe DR210 lowering springs and their site says that it should drop my 5th gen about 1.2 in all around. I will be installing them this weekend and will have pics posted in my members rides thread. Maybe that will help give you an idea.
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Re: How low am I?

1 inch drop is about as modest a drop you can get( I do believe) thats actually noticeable. Actually what I was thinking of doing. I would agree, of course, with Twokex. I like your wheels, btw! What kind are they?
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Re: How low am I?

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you mean camber wear on the tires?

im dropped 1.4 inches and ive got a 1 finger gap all around
yea like if you look front to back on my car, there is a fairly large negative camber... so the tires are wearing faster on the inside then out

what size wheels your running?

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I just got some Tanabe DR210 lowering springs and their site says that it should drop my 5th gen about 1.2 in all around. I will be installing them this weekend and will have pics posted in my members rides thread. Maybe that will help give you an idea.
thanks man. will definately check it out
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Re: How low am I?

i just lowered mine 1.5" from stock height, so far i havent had any camber problems with 16s an i can still go over speed bumps straight lol
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Re: How low am I?

haha my buddy remzo is dropped 3.5 I think...and its quite amusing to watch him go over speed bumps sideways...cause he has to inch over them haha
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Re: How low am I?

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i just lowered mine 1.5" from stock height, so far i havent had any camber problems with 16s an i can still go over speed bumps straight lol
how much finger space in the wells?
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how much finger space in the wells?
im charging up by camera battery then ill go out an finger my car
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im charging up by camera battery then ill go out an finger my car
im excited :)
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Re: How low am I?

ok not the best pictures, if you want better ones i can take some more. the first 2 pictures are the front wheel well, a tad bit under 2 inches from the center of the tire to the fender, the third picture is the rear tire, couldnt get a good inch measurement with the tape because of my offset, but 2 fingures fit snug (so dirty)
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Re: How low am I?

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ok so the first 2 pictures are the front wheel well, a tad bit under 2 inches from the center of the tire to the fender, the third picture is the rear tire, couldnt get a good inch measurement with the tape because of my offset, but 2 fingures fit snug (so dirty)
your the man. gives me a good idea of what im looking at. and you said it doesnt look to bad camber wise? if you stand at the front of your car and look straight to the back do you see a slight inward tilt?
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Re: How low am I?

i think that my rears have a slight negative camber, but my front looks perpendicular to the ground.
for my rears its not noticeable unless you really eyeball it, so i'm not sure if its just me or if it does have a slight negative camber
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Re: How low am I?

thats fine. mine you can definately tell so if you have to really stare at it to tell then it probably isnt too bad
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yea its better to have one degree of negative camber, so when i get out on the road more i'm going to have a shop adjust them. but yea man 1.5" drop is a good way to go. lower center of gravity while still not having to worry about speed bumps. thats why i didnt go any lower i cant stand having to go all sideways an s***
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All this talk of fingering has made me feel slightly aroused...
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Re: How low am I?

LMFAO! mine is stock, so i can fist my baby...gigity!
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looks good man
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LMFAO! mine is stock, so i can fist my baby...gigity!
i prefer my tight fit :P
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Re: How low am I?

just another quick question for you guys..

im on stock struts right now and they seem like they're in ok shape (no leaks and no bouncing issues). if i go to a larger springs (as in closer to stock) instead of my 2" drop spring, are my struts more likely to blow? so to clarify, if I lessen my existing drop, should I need to replace my struts? im just trying to save the $ at the moment
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