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Cant get a jack under mine without driving on to something or, lifting it up with the wheel arch as a mate slides the jack under. mine sits a lot lower at the back end with a nice touch of camber. My exhaust always used to scrape but when I had the new one made up they tooked it up a lot higher than normal, It still scrapes when some one sits in the back 8)

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The only safari near me is knowsley and that aint no desert :wink:

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2"? That looks lower than that, or is that on top of the 1" lowering of the standard RS? I want mine this stance really so I think with the Mk1 it'll end up 3", Ermine white on the polished lasers I have, just hope it doesn't catch too much 8)

As i said the front struts are 2.8 capri ones, i believe the spring platforms are a bit lower, not sure by how much thou :?

 

driver , your car is stunning :ykt::thumbsup:

Thanks mate :wink:

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am i the only one pragmatic enough to keep the standard height?

Dont have to worry about pot holes, tram rails poking out of the cobblestones, frozen snow banks, speedbumps. Or least but not last avoid to be laughed at by people who associate slammed cars with wannabe hotrodders

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mine is lowered 2" all round and ever since i bought my peter lloyd system it doesent grind the bumps any more :thumbsup: well designed i say!

 

 

also 2" is probably the optimum lowereing height coz then you can have fun down the country lanes and not worry about smaking the bottom of the car off the floor. :wink:

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am i the only one pragmatic enough to keep the standard height?

Dont have to worry about pot holes, tram rails poking out of the cobblestones, frozen snow banks, speedbumps. Or least but not last avoid to be laughed at by people who associate slammed cars with wannabe hotrodders

 

Genius,why didnt anyone else think of that.Put so much thought into building a car that you dont actually modify it at all.Then sit back with a smug grin & criticise all the "wanabees :?:? " because you apparently know better :roll:

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am i the only one pragmatic enough to keep the standard height?

Dont have to worry about pot holes, tram rails poking out of the cobblestones, frozen snow banks, speedbumps. Or least but not last avoid to be laughed at by people who associate slammed cars with wannabe hotrodders

 

Im not a wannabe, i am :lol::lol:

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am i the only one pragmatic enough to keep the standard height?

Dont have to worry about pot holes, tram rails poking out of the cobblestones, frozen snow banks, speedbumps. Or least but not last avoid to be laughed at by people who associate slammed cars with wannabe hotrodders

 

Genius,why didnt anyone else think of that.Put so much thought into building a car that you dont actually modify it at all.Then sit back with a smug grin & criticise all the "wanabees :?:? " because you apparently know better :roll:

oooo silly me, you need to slam it to show off how much time you spent :oops:

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now now ladies ...

 

 

 

the LOOK you are going for is obviously different cars can look good slammed and can also look good standard it all depends on the wheels and tyres and the other mods u have done to the car ..

 

 

my car is currently sitting at standard height but i would quite like to lower it a bit ... georges car looks the the round ones ! and deluxe i havent seen ure car so cant pass comment

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oooo silly me, you need to slam it to show off how much time you spent :oops:

 

Or spend that time being "pragmatic" **YAWN** & criticise everyone else like a self appointed guru. Maybe things are different for you but i dont know anyone who "associates slammed cars with wannabe hotrodders"

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yeah right. Whose the guru

Seems to me osf has turned into a religion where "the lower the better" is a hymn.

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Wessie,you too can become a Wanabee :wink::lol:

 

Deluxe,Build your car how you like,luckily i dont have "tram rails" or "snow banks" where i live just speed humps & i choose to run my car very low & on silly little rubber band tyres because thats what i wanted. I dare say driving a 50 year old 100e gets me laughed at anyway & i couldnt give a shit :roll:

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its alright george, i've just palnned my new project, cos i dont wanna bottom out on any speed bumps :roll:PISSTAKE.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

:lol::lol::lol:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and im gonna have my car on its tits just to prove a point :wink::wiggle:

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if you lower a cars centre of gravity it handles better, thats plain and simple fact. wider wheels equal more grip and low profile tyres have tiffer sidewalls so improve handling further.

 

if you stick them all together you get the start of a cool looking 'theme' to your car. how much further it goes it down to personal taste.

can anyone argue with the above?

 

i'e tried to be unbiased. :? is it fact?

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if you lower a cars centre of gravity it handles better, thats plain and simple fact. wider wheels equal more grip and low profile tyres have tiffer sidewalls so improve handling further.

 

if you stick them all together you get the start of a cool looking 'theme' to your car. how much further it goes it down to personal taste.

can anyone argue with the above?

 

i'e tried to be unbiased. :? is it fact?

 

You're correct as long as you don't run out of suspension travel, as soon as you hit the bumpstops then it all gets a bit nasty.

 

I've ran MK2 escorts as daily hacks at -2" & the axle (on single leaf springs) used to crash against the underside (especially when landing jumps :D ). Travel is the biggest problem, it can ruin an awesome car.

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i ran my orion on the bumpstops with chopped springs for about an hour before i realised it wasn't clever :lol:

 

so i put it to -40mm.

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