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Old 07-23-2013, 11:00 PM   #1
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Post ah, lowering the vehicle

Thinkin of lowering my 93 se coupe. I don't want it too low. Just enoughto change appearance. And wouldn't have to worry AS MUCH about speed bumps and dips. What height would you say that would be? 1.5"? 2"? Picture examples if possible? Now I understand there are the right and wrong ways of lowering your car. My question is, would doing it the best qualitest way even have the bumpy ride? How does it feel to ride in a low car? Turns are more stiff? Once you go low will you face tech issues in the long run? Even using the best method?
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:23 PM   #2
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All of these are stickies in the suspension section. I suggest you help yourself to the information that this forum has done well to amass over the past decade.

http://www.cb7tuner.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=139318

http://www.cb7tuner.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=178582
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I've made a thread similar about how low I should go, check it out!

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that's the truth!

Only use quality components that are made to work with each other. 2" or less is considered a mild drop, so it's the most practical way to do it.

Personally, I'd suggest some H&R Sport or Neuspeed Sport springs for a 1.8F/1.5R drop. Pair those with some Koni Yellow shocks (also known as Koni Sport), and you'll have a setup that will offer increased performance and better looks without sacrificing ride quality, safety, or comfort. Get a camber kit from Ingalls or SPC (the ONLY brands I would trust... cheap brands can break, and when that stuff breaks, you crash.) Get a proper alignment with the camber kit installed, and you'll be good to go.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:50 PM   #6
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If you do go for a 2" drop, then you might run into problems with some speedbumps and steep driveways; as this could cause you to scrape your exhaust (nothing major). Additionally, if you have an aftermarket front lip, then this might scrape when coming out of driveways.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:30 PM   #7
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I personally used these crappy sleeves (Let's hear it Deev), not worth it...I took them off 2 weeks later due to the ride being bouncy, noisy and uncomfortable...saving up right now for F&F1, might be a while as Im in college. Sigh





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that's the truth!

Only use quality components that are made to work with each other. 2" or less is considered a mild drop, so it's the most practical way to do it.

Personally, I'd suggest some H&R Sport or Neuspeed Sport springs for a 1.8F/1.5R drop. Pair those with some Koni Yellow shocks (also known as Koni Sport), and you'll have a setup that will offer increased performance and better looks without sacrificing ride quality, safety, or comfort. Get a camber kit from Ingalls or SPC (the ONLY brands I would trust... cheap brands can break, and when that stuff breaks, you crash.) Get a proper alignment with the camber kit installed, and you'll be good to go.
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:22 AM   #8
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I think Deev is secretely sponsored by Koni lol.

I ran H&R race springs with Tokiko illumina adjustable struts on my CB. Never had any issues, the car was pretty low and handled great.
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Great info once again! Thanks guys
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:26 PM   #10
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I personally used these crappy sleeves (Let's hear it Deev), not worth it...I took them off 2 weeks later due to the ride being bouncy, noisy and uncomfortable...saving up right now for F&F1, might be a while as Im in college. Sigh

did the exact same thing! cept I replaced them with f&f type 1's
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