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Well I said I would do it in springtime, but the wheel and tire bug bit me hard and early. :D

Plus my bank account is all happy now! So without further ado: :D :D :D

My Cube with 17"X7" Konig FURTHER wheels and Yokohama Avid 215/45 17" tires!!! 8)
 

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elDizzle_foShizzle said:
great start! gonna drop it? ps the grill is good!
Thanks! I am very undecided on lowering. I looooove the look, but I have never been happy with the way a lowered car rides. And I am sceered of only doing springs...

Thanks again too on the grill! I was so afraid it was gonna come off as looking like chicken wire. The guys at the Discount tire wouldn't believe me when I told them I made it! 8)

Next up I am going to try to work with my Father to weld up a custom axle-back muffler and a nice tasteful exhaust tip... :D

I want that smooth powerful sound like a Bimmer or an Audi (or my MINI LOL!) no fart blaster coffee can here...
 

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Cubit said:
elDizzle_foShizzle said:
great start! gonna drop it? ps the grill is good!
Thanks! I am very undecided on lowering. I looooove the look, but I have never been happy with the way a lowered car rides. And I am sceered of only doing springs...
"Lowering" doesn't require a deep drop (unless, of course, that's what you specifically want). Just 1" to 1.5" would make a big visual difference, and also tighten up the ride nicely. Drops in that range definitely don't require new struts on a near new car.
 

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"Lowering" doesn't require a deep drop (unless, of course, that's what you specifically want). Just 1" to 1.5" would make a big visual difference, and also tighten up the ride nicely. Drops in that range definitely don't require new struts on a near new car.
Again, I have never been happy with the way a car on progressive rate lowering springs handles. specifically over rough roads with 4 people on board. (I frequently have 2-3 passengers with me and occasionally run on gravel roads. I have to think about their spines!) But yeah I still like the way it looks... :D
 

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Again, I have never been happy with the way a car on progressive rate lowering springs handles. specifically over rough roads with 4 people on board. (I frequently have 2-3 passengers with me and occasionally run on gravel roads. I have to think about their spines!) But yeah I still like the way it looks... :D
Hey Dude! What can I say :)! When I drove my new boxy car home from the lot, it felt like body lean city -- yuck!!! My first mod was to install a rear anti-sway bar, and it made a huge difference (of the right sort :)). A shortly after mod was to install lowering springs. Now, I could have installed springs that were lower spring rate than I did, but frankly, when I go around corners the car feels pretty close to running on rails, despite the boxy design. Is that good, or bad?

Well, I can only say that my spine has no complaints, but I suppose I could have survived with one step lighter spring rate (perhaps Tanabe NS rather than Eibach Pro springs?). However, I'm usually by myself -- even one additional person would cause the springs to seem more relaxed, though I'm not complaining :)!

My input is just to keep your eyes open on this issue :)!
 
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