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    Thinking about lowering

    I've been considering lowering my car, but just recently installed LT's and an electric cutout. I'm sure I would have enough clearance if I was careful, but I wanted to hear everyone's thoughts or if someone has already done this. Also, I think I'll go with the prokit, but not sure about shocks and struts yet.

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    As long as you don't have SLP long tubes you should have plenty of clearance.
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    I'm also considering lowerin my car 1.5 inches, but my front spoiler would scrape going up my drive way. The only way i can go up my driveway at stock height without scraping it is to go in at a really sharp angle, and even then you can't even stick your finger in the gap. Think my car would have heating issues if I cut an inch off the spoiler?

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    Not that I'd be able to run with long tubes (CA Emissions Restrictions), but I've heard nothing but problems from drivers with lowered cars running with SLP long tubes.

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    Just recently I got stuck in my drive because the car is lowered. I come up a small ramp to enter a gravel section of my drive. Once the car teetered on the stone ramp the rear tires cut a hole in the stone drive. It took about an hour of jacking the corners up to get free. I've learned a few things so that probably won't happen again but just going down 1.2 inches has change a lot of things for driving this car.

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    I have the prokit on my car with longtube headers and the only place I hit is on train tacks which I try and avoid and speed bumps. But if you take those at an angle you should be fine.

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    I have SLP SFC's, if anything were to scrape on my car while going over a speed bump or anything, it would be those. especially with a car full of people.

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