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I have been thinking of lowering it but I drive 80 miles one way to work all on the interstate. Im not sure how practical it would be since here in MS there are tons of pot holes and dips and just plain crap all over the roads. For the guys lowered how is the ground clearance for like driveways and speed bumps? Also what about ride quality and durability of the lowering springs?
Id like to know this as well ...
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It all depends on how much you lower, how bad your roads are, and how well you can drive.

Around Boston, most people who drop more than 1.5" will scrape just about everywhere. I've been to San DIego and Florida, where you could basically get away with dropping your car to the ground without worrying.

I have friends with 6's who can't get into my driveway without scraping and they're only 1" lower than stock.

As for ride quality, you'll never be the same as OEM - Coilovers are the closest thing to the feel and quality of your regular driving, while giving you a good drop, but they cost $1000+.

If you get cheap springs that lower your car, you'll most likely feel every pebble on the road, but you'll also have stiffer handling. Coilovers allow you to adjust to your liking so you can get the best of both ride quality and handling, with the drop you want.

But not many of us have the $$$ to afford those. Most people can live with the slightly less-comfortable ride in exchange for the better look of a lower car.

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Does it really? I mean I'd be worried about scratching the car too...
The thing with that is that you can choose how low you want it, lowering springs will most likely not give you any problems at all. If you want, measure the clearance you have stock, and remove an inch and a half to see about where it will sit with lowering springs
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Yes ma'am that's weird. Very weird.

I'm pretty slammed and I've encountered pot holes etc. and haven't had a problem yet. The only thing is pretty steep driveways and speed bumps, but I'm more lowered than any spring would lower. The key to driving low is to go slowww. Take it easy over bumps and driveways and take it at an angle at extreme ones and you'll be just fine.


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Yes ma'am that's weird. Very weird.
Agreed, I'd LOVE to lower my car because it looks much better (to a point). But to each his/her own

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I'm pretty slammed and I've encountered pot holes etc. and haven't had a problem yet. The only thing is pretty steep driveways and speed bumps, but I'm more lowered than any spring would lower. The key to driving low is to go slowww. Take it easy over bumps and driveways and take it at an angle at extreme ones and you'll be just fine.
Spoken like someone who has never been to the North East in a lowered car

Doesn't matter how slow you go when the WHOLE ROAD dips 3 inches and it's the 65mph highway that heads into Boston lol.

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Spoken like someone who has never been to the North East in a lowered car

Doesn't matter how slow you go when the WHOLE ROAD dips 3 inches and it's the 65mph highway that heads into Boston lol.

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Lmao, he's obviously never driven where I live. 3 areas with 10+ FEET of asphalt from trying to patch the landslide instead of building a bridge.

I just like that nice even wheel gap. I don't like when the top is practically rubbing and there's a foot gap on the sides.

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Agreed, I'd LOVE to lower my car because it looks much better (to a point). But to each his/her own



Spoken like someone who has never been to the North East in a lowered car

Doesn't matter how slow you go when the WHOLE ROAD dips 3 inches and it's the 65mph highway that heads into Boston lol.

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I just like that nice even wheel gap. I don't like when the top is practically rubbing and there's a foot gap on the sides.
Okay I understand where you are coming from and actually can agree with that. That problem though is more often attributed to picking the wrong size wheel and tire than just dropping the car.

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I'd definitely lower it or go with bigger wheels. IMO your 18's almost look like 17's or even 16's from further away.



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I'm lowered with MS Hatch springs, Bilsteins, and 1st. Gen MS3's wrapped in Nitto Motivo 245/45/18's... and I've had no issues whatsoever. Granted I'm not slammed, but I do have a pretty good drop. Since moving to the Midwest I've been to cities like Chi-town, N.Y., Louisville, and Cleveland ... encountered my share of potholes, and no issues whatsoever (besides needing a good alignment afterwards).



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