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    Do i lower it or not?

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    Thanks for the Bashing in advance. i just got it washed at the carwash and i forgot i have nothing in the car since i got it back from the shop, no drying towels at all. so i guess i need to hit the highway for some hispeed drying
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    I'm biased and prefer the look of it being lowered a bit. The extra space in the wheel well when it sits higher bugs me- But that is just my less than .03 worth.

    No bashing here- Your ride looks fantastic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxRS6 View Post
    I'm biased and prefer the look of it being lowered a bit. The extra space in the wheel well when it sits higher bugs me- But that is just my less than .03 worth.

    No bashing here- Your ride looks fantastic!
    Thanks Max!
    I feel the same way i love the lowered stance and look, i hate the 4 x 4 look of the way cars sit after you change rim sizing. My Porsche is exactly 2" off the ground from the front carbon lip.
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    +1 for the same reason. The only reason why I didnt go with 19x9.5 rims and 275/30/19s was the fact that I would not lower my car. The shorter tire sidewall with fender gap was the visual cue.

    MTM rims look great so to answer your question. Others have had luck with H/R springs on the DRC or just go coilovers.

    Quote Originally Posted by PALETTE View Post
    Thanks Max!
    I feel the same way i love the lowered stance and look, i hate the 4 x 4 look of the way cars sit after you change rim sizing. My Porsche is exactly 2" off the ground from the front carbon lip.

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    2" that must keep the eyes roving looking to avoid pebbles...That thing is really sharp and must be great to drive..

    I've grounded my car multiple times and have some scrapes on the Millteks to prove it. I have momentary lapses when passing scenery (I love Spring time when everyone begins to show the goods again) may catch my attention- and then the next thing- Bang on a speed bump..etc. Good luck w/ getting your ride set to your preference
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    Quote Originally Posted by DHall1 View Post
    +1 for the same reason. The only reason why I didnt go with 19x9.5 rims and 275/30/19s was the fact that I would not lower my car. The shorter tire sidewall with fender gap was the visual cue.

    MTM rims look great so to answer your question. Others have had luck with H/R springs on the DRC or just go coilovers.
    Thanks Dave, i am looking at the H&R's and so far thats what i may end up doing when i do the Down pipes.


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    2" that must keep the eyes roving looking to avoid pebbles...That thing is really sharp and must be great to drive..

    I've grounded my car multiple times and have some scrapes on the Millteks to prove it. I have momentary lapses when passing scenery (I love Spring time when everyone begins to show the goods again) may catch my attention- and then the next thing- Bang on a speed bump..etc. Good luck w/ getting your ride set to your preference

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    Quote Originally Posted by PALETTE View Post
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    There be those MTM's I was in line for...
    Good to see the look/fit well!

    Quote Originally Posted by MaxRS6 View Post
    I have momentary lapses when passing scenery (I love Spring time when everyone begins to show the goods again) may catch my attention
    Um, I can confirm that Spring is here, especially last week when it was high 80's to low 90's (Santa Ana condition) and the "scenery" was in full force. Just don't go to the campus pool, you will be in trouble...(are bathing suit bottoms legal like that?)


    Drop her like ELEVENS....
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    Go for it bud!
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    Get coilovers on her


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    I'm probably the minority view on this subject, but I think your ride looks totally sweet just the way it is, and I would not lower it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DHall1 View Post
    She is so sexy!!!
    HAHAHA I have a few people looking at buying it now

    Quote Originally Posted by JSRS6 View Post
    Go for it bud!
    Gee thanks! I knew you would have said that! look at who its coming from Mod Monster!
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    Definitely got to drop it bro. I'm surprised you've even asked that question. Unless your road conditions do not permit it, Its a no brainer. These cars look to good lowered to be left sitting up in the air. Ride may suffer a bit, but the handling improves dramatically. Coilovers are definitely the best rout but even a set of lowered springs on top of the Dreaded DRC is better than nothing at all. If I can get more than a finger between the bottom of the Fender and top of the tire, its sitting to high. But that's just me............................



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    Quote Originally Posted by ben916 View Post
    There be those MTM's I was in line for...
    Good to see the look/fit well!



    Um, I can confirm that Spring is here, especially last week when it was high 80's to low 90's (Santa Ana condition) and the "scenery" was in full force. Just don't go to the campus pool, you will be in trouble...(are bathing suit bottoms legal like that?)


    Drop her like ELEVENS....
    HAHAHAHA!!!! What MTM's????
    So far it looks like i'm dropping her!

    Quote Originally Posted by Elevens View Post
    Definitely got to drop it bro. I'm surprised you've even asked that question. Unless your road conditions do not permit it, Its a no brainer. These cars look to good lowered to be left sitting up in the air. Ride may suffer a bit, but the handling improves dramatically. Coilovers are definitely the best rout but even a set of lowered springs on top of the Dreaded DRC is better than nothing at all. If I can get more than a finger between the bottom of the Fender and top of the tire, its sitting to high. But that's just me............................




    Are you kidding???? LOL I need to hear from everyone on here you guys atre like Family! Love the look of your i sware it Screams BAD A_S M.F
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    I lowered and I love it

    Much better than the DRC not to mention lighter! Handles great! Waiting for everything to settle and corner-balance (IF I can allocate some scales) and then an alignment.

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    Corey the mtm's look awesome
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    She is so sexy!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by DHall1 View Post
    She is so sexy!!!


    Corey...want trade? How about a sexy fat ass MB, for that sleek sexy 996? Hmmmm, hmmmm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by speedtrapped View Post
    Corey...want trade? How about a sexy fat ass MB, for that sleek sexy 996? Hmmmm, hmmmm?
    Email me pics. You never know
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