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post #31 of 133 Old 26th February 2011, 12:08 AM
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Too low? IDK, it seems so......

Drove it around a bit, pretty stiff, but I like it. need to crawl under it and find out if I am rubbing with the 3mm spacers, see if my tape is still there. I didn't drive it hard at all, not until I get my alignment, but just to see if I am rubbing yet.
In my opinion it looks pretty good, but is about 3/8" too low for my taste. I don't think the tire should be hidden behind the fender at the top. Maybe its the angle. I couldn't wait to find out if these fit with the rears up front and got new Koni's and BG springs on sale last year. Still haven't installed them, so maybe I could have waited.

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Home run Timmay. Doesnt look to low from my perspective, but its your car. Raising it slightly of course will get ride of some of the stiffness.
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Looks good Tim! Swing by sometime so I can see it in person! Where do you have the shocks set at?

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I am starting my dampening settings with 10 clicks from full soft in the rear and 15 clicks from full soft in the front.
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Looks good Tim! Swing by sometime so I can see it in person! Where do you have the shocks set at?



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Ride height looks good to me....not too low at all. Maybe it's just the blurry pic but the rear looks a little lower than the front.

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Since BC's are a body thru design I don't think the height alters the ride quality.. Its all in the dampener adjustment.

Looks great btw..its not low at all. Pictures might have introduced some shadows etc to make it seem tire tucked, but it clearly is not. In fact, that height is higher than bg springs.

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Ride quality can suffer if the car is too low and bouncing off the bumpstops, although I'm not sure at what point that is.

In addition, handling can also be effected by the suspension operating outside of it's normal range of travel. I'm by no means a suspension expert, but depending on the design, your camber curve will change in rate the lower you go. Or, once again, if you're bouncing off the bumpstops.

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Looks great, Tim! Don't change a thing.

Just for easy comparison, what is your height front and rear measured from the ground to the fender?

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Looks good! My ride height did settle a bit more - maybe another 10mm or so, but it took a few hundred miles.
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