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Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:26 pm 
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quick question does anyone know how low an ef can go? basically has anyone taken the suspension out and let it sit and maybe takena photo and before people winge and moan no im not going to do it and i dont wanna here the how why would you do it its illegal blah blah just simply wanna see one as low as it can go
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Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:38 pm 
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excluding practicality, just look at the space in wheel arches or lowest point of underbody - that'll tell you how much room you got to play with :P

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:39 pm 
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doesn't show the tailshaft tho.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:05 pm 
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i was thinking the diff and control arms would hit before the wheels hit anything
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Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 12:02 am 
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in nsw the lowest part of the car has to be 100mil no lower

My mate has a custom EXA and he had allot of probs getting it low enough to look good as the pipe from the turbo sat lower than any other part of the car.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 12:02 am 
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in nsw the lowest part of the car has to be 100mil no lower

My mate has a custom EXA and he had allot of probs getting it low enough to look good as the pipe from the turbo sat lower than any other part of the car.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 12:49 am 
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Thats the law, doesnt mean it cant go lower though. Half the people running super lows on 17's are under the 100mm clearance anyway. Ultra lows on 15- 17 inch rims would be so low that it would be very difficult to drive it on even the best of roads.
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Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 9:30 am 
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anyway the law is irrelevent in this case because he already said he isnt going to try do it to drive on.

he was just curious to see what it would look like and how far you could get it down.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 9:56 am 
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Im not sure exactly how low, but i believe in one of the "show off you car" threads, there was a bloke that took the springs out of his boxcar and sat it on stockies in his driveway. cant remember his name though.
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Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 11:35 am 
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When my front shock collapsed my EF was sitting about 2-3cm off the ground at the front. The 15" rim was nearly level with the wheel arch and the tyre was tucked in high and tight. I could barely turn the wheel before the guard rubbed.

I did drive the car home after the shock collapsed and it did feel like I was leaning forward because the front was so low.

I didn't take any pictures.

So if you rolled the guards and had hard as rock (literally) suspension so it wouldn't move I reckon 20-30 mm off the ground is feasible, but far from practicle.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 11:53 am 
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imagine being able to crusie around at a mere few cm off the ground. It would be an experience......
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Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 12:31 pm 
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im at 88mm from the k-frame. could go lower just wouldnt want to.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:22 pm 
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if i get my mates in tha back of my mont my gaurd is inline with my 16's! looks sweet! but the random clunks on the free way arn't cool!

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:45 am 
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A MATE OF MINE TOOK OUT HIS SPRINGS AND THE TAILSHAFT WAS RUBBING ON THE BOTTOM OF THE CAR SO IT AIN'T SAFE.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:01 am 
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rushed wrote:
im at 88mm from the k-frame. could go lower just wouldnt want to.


i wouldnt either, you car is dumped dude!

 

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