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Just finished lowering my car. (56k watch out.)

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    Just finished lowering my car. (56k watch out.)

    Heres some pictures. I used the Strano lowering springs, are said to lower 1.25" and used the Koni SA shocks. Im pleased with how it looks and like the choice I made.

    Heres a before picture of the front wheel.


    And here is it lowered.





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    Back Wheel



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    your lucky i can get maybe 2 fingers in the rear of my car and 1 if you angle you fingers in th front....looks like a nice set up man

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    lol, looks like a toy in that pic from far away and looking down

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    NICE GARAGE aside from nice car, i want a garage that big with a lift

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    lol, looks like a toy in that pic from far away and looking down
    Yea, I didnt notice it till you said something. But I agree w/ you. I was standing on top of our bucket truck

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    Quote Originally Posted by ss~zoso~ss View Post
    NICE GARAGE aside from nice car, i want a garage that big with a lift
    Its my dads dream garage, he finally got it. He says if he moves, the garage is coming with him.

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    Nice drop.

    I can barely fit 2 fingers at the back tires.

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    Yea..Thats to much of a drop for me, I wasnt looking for anything that crazy. It will just cause problems for me I think.

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    Crazy's my middle name.

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    Very nice!

    Looks much more aggressive

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    That looks so much better. I've been tempted to get those.

    The real question though, is how much better does it handle now?

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    Very nice drop.

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    Well, to be honest, with my larger swaybars, I really can't tell how much BETTER my handling is, just that it handles really REALLY well. The quarter inch of extra drop is really more for the aggressive look rather than for the improvement in handling, which again would be only a little better.

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    Again, with this drop, I was lookin for an aggressive stance.




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    Quote Originally Posted by DanWS6 View Post
    That looks so much better. I've been tempted to get those.

    The real question though, is how much better does it handle now?
    Wouldnt know yet, Its all salty out here in Chicago..but I have a itch to find out. But my better half tells me to just wait. So ill let you know when I figure it out for myself.

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    Sink, that looks perfect, but I can't help but wonder what bigger rims in the back would look like.

    hunter do you have more rim/tire in the back? cause there's so much less room than in the front, if it were mine, I'd think about droppin' the front a lil' mo. that is if it wasn't going to 'cause too much front lower spoiler clearance problems and/or steering problems. I think another 1/2" would give you that "sick" stance your lookin fer'

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    hunter do you have more rim/tire in the back? cause there's so much less room than in the front, if it were mine, I'd think about droppin' the front a lil' mo. that is if it wasn't going to 'cause too much front lower spoiler clearance problems and/or steering problems. I think another 1/2" would give you that "sick" stance your lookin fer'
    I'm running 18x10.5 rims in back; 285/35 18" Nittos. The front wheels are 17s. I thought about going with a lower front end/larger wheel, but my tire already rubs (juuust a little) when taking really tight/hard turns. And I didn't want to deal with any kind of steering problems going with fron tires with a lower profile than 275/40; I didn't want too rough of a ride.

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    See this is what's starting to aggravate me, I know this is going to happen when I drop my car as well. That and every time I find a rim I like it comes in nowhere near the size I want.

    I guess you've rolled the front fender lip already?

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    Nope. Front fender is untouched. Just the rear. Front fender lip is that fiberglass/plastic stuff. The rear is metal.


    Just needed to roll the rear fenders in just a bit. You can see where the paint chipped just a bit; you can't see it unless you're looking straight up at it.

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