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Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 5:31 pm 
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Hey guys,
I've been thinking... Am I gonna' be needing to raise my car a little now that I'm getting a kit? For all those who don't know, have a look at the link in my signature.
At the moment I've got SuperLow springs with shortened shockers front and rear. So far I've only ever really had clearance problems with the rear of my car and that's only gonna' get worse with a body kit isn't it? The rear of my car seems to ride slightly lower than the front which is probably due to my stereo install.
I'm thinking that if I just got a pair of Low springs for the rear of my car instead of SuperLows then I'd be fine.
I want to figure this out BEFORE I put my kit on so I don't start scraping it along the ground the day I put it on.
Any help would be great guys.
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Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 5:34 pm 
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i have the venom kit and i am on ultralows. if u take it easy and think about where you are driving then you shoiuldnt have any problems
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Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 5:47 pm 
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Only unavoidable problem I've got is my driveway... It's a little steep
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Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 5:50 pm 
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my driveway is one of those with the 45 degree gutter
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Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 5:58 pm 
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nice... my driveway has the 45degree gutter as well... that's not my problem though... the slope up into my actual carport area is. it's just too slopey for too long...
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Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 6:32 pm 
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Stick to practicality over looks...if you go too low the kit is just going to scrape.

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Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 6:45 pm 
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Which is exactly what I said... Main question I guess is... Will it look weird with lows on the rear and superlows on the front?

Is it just me? or do other people think the rear of my car looks slightly lower...?
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Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 6:54 pm 
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it does sit a little lower and so does mine i have gone places ppl would think im crazy and had no probs with mine . mine only sit 1100mm on the front and bout 100mm on the sides and rear see pic attached and i have the same drive way as u and spac i just reverse in on a 45 degree angle to it and once im up im sweet

 

 

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Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 6:55 pm 
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Which is exactly what I said... Main question I guess is... Will it look weird with lows on the rear and superlows on the front?

Is it just me? or do other people think the rear of my car looks slightly lower...?


my car has lows on the rear and stocks on the front...levels the car out. if you go superlows on the front and lows on the rear...it would sit pretty funny...either go lows/superlows all round, or go super low rear and low front. (assuming you don't have a gas tank)

if you have a gas tank then your way is fine i think.

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Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 6:56 pm 
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Thanks guys. I wanna look into new wheels as well. Ones that are actually in the pre-AU offset... :roll: That my help the look of my lowering...
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Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 6:59 pm 
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it will also slightly rase the car with bigger wheels as when i put my 19s on im putting ultralows in the old girl

 

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Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 7:08 pm 
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Rushed has super low fronts and low rears with a gas tank im pretty sure, it looks pretty good :)

 

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Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 7:14 pm 
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Yeh... I'm wondering if the extra 30ish kg due to all my stereo gear has dropped my rear down a bit.
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Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 10:05 pm 
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By the looks of the top pic lows in the rear would probably level it.

 

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Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 10:12 pm 
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That's what I'm thinking... I'll do that while I'm fitting my new rear bar. Anyone in S.A. wanna swap a set of rear SuperLows for a set of Lows? :wink:
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