G_Body_Man SuperDork
July 17, 2016 9:37 a.m.

Huh. Now to do the back end so I don't have a crazy rake.

July 17, 2016 9:45 a.m.

How many coils did you take?

G_Body_Man SuperDork
July 17, 2016 9:51 a.m.

In reply to Nick (picaso) Comstock:

About 1 and a third. There's still plenty of pre-load, and they're open-ended springs so it's not done in an unsafe manner. It's just more dramatic than I thought.

chiodos Dork
July 17, 2016 9:56 a.m.

In reply to G_Body_Man:

Preload isnt as important as shock travel, you can tie a ziptie around the strut rod and drive around, jack it back up and see how far up the ziptie was pushed by the strut

ebonyandivory UltraDork
July 17, 2016 9:57 a.m.

Why do I like otherwise unmodified cars lowered? I just do!

G_Body_Man SuperDork
July 17, 2016 9:59 a.m.

In reply to chiodos:

The shock has enough travel to be comfortable, but won't cause the car to bottom out under full compression.

SkinnyG Dork
July 17, 2016 10:24 a.m.

Looks like the tops of the tires are even with the fender edge. I like that.

Missed you at Autocross Thursday. Your friend with the silver Toyota pickup was there. It was the battle of the trucks!

July 17, 2016 11:21 a.m.
SkinnyG wrote: Looks like the tops of the tires are even with the fender edge. I like that.

Yes that does tend to look good on just about anything.

Appleseed MegaDork
July 17, 2016 11:24 a.m.

Maybe this should be in Minor Confessions, but I always liked stink bug stance.

G_Body_Man SuperDork
July 17, 2016 11:26 a.m.

In reply to SkinnyG:

I would have been there, but my white walls are completely destroyed, and I need to get around to having my Nokians mounted.

Appleseed MegaDork
July 17, 2016 12:42 p.m.

You might want to consider an alignment. Lowering can screw with it, and it would suck to chew up a new set of tires.

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