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SilverGT Feb 14, 10:01am - #103135 
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how do you guys do it?

hey guys, so this is pretty much the people with the low aftermarket suspension/bodykits. how do you guys drive around? are you guys extremely careful when coming out of drive ways and such? i am afraid that if i put in my TRD springs i will be scraping my vizage lip too often.
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RedSunCelica Feb 14, 10:15am - #103136 

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at first i wasnt careful i didnt change my driving habits and cause massive damage to my body kit. now with this new bumper i will be getting i shall be as careful as possible. sideways thru driveways. and under 65 mph on freeway.

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Stephen Feb 14, 10:21am - #103137 
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my car isn't even lowered and i have the TRD kit. i've been over some hurtful curbs (ask Smartie) and when I saw the underside of my car while the underglow was being put in i was amazed cause there isn't a scratch! eek like anywhere at all. so i give mad props to Toyota cause that kit has held up well.
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Eyger Feb 14, 10:36am - #103138 

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That's it, you just have to be mad careful when going over any speed bumps or steep driveways and whatnot.

Knowing the path and choosing the path are two different things.
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isaac Feb 14, 11:37am - #103139 
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Originally Posted by SilverGT
hey guys, so this is pretty much the people with the low aftermarket suspension/bodykits. how do you guys drive around? are you guys extremely careful when coming out of drive ways and such? i am afraid that if i put in my trd springs i will be scraping my vizage lip too often.


you and I have the same kit and I'm with full TRD suspension on 18"... I've had almost NO problems.

"ALMOST" = Driving up and down curbs at angles, and when I'm in a "one-way" drive way such as those at fast-food drive-troughs, I take the driveway extremely slow that my suspension is at its HIGHEST point possible at all times. If I would race through the driveways, the suspension would compress and my car would be lower - scraping the kit edges.

You made a great choice - you should have no problems with your Vizages kit... unless you are dealing with the Glendale's extremely deep/thin driveways

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stefanoc Feb 14, 12:05pm - #103140 

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Originally Posted by isaac
Originally Posted by SilverGT
hey guys, so this is pretty much the people with the low aftermarket suspension/bodykits. how do you guys drive around? are you guys extremely careful when coming out of drive ways and such? i am afraid that if i put in my trd springs i will be scraping my vizage lip too often.


you and I have the same kit and I'm with full TRD suspension on 18"... I've had almost NO problems.

"ALMOST" = Driving up and down curbs at angles, and when I'm in a "one-way" drive way such as those at fast-food drive-troughs, I take the driveway extremely slow that my suspension is at its HIGHEST point possible at all times. If I would race through the driveways, the suspension would compress and my car would be lower - scraping the kit edges.

You made a great choice - you should have no problems with your Vizages kit... unless you are dealing with the Glendale's extremely deep/thin driveways



u gotta see my apartments garage, that place you can only take SUVs down. my moms camry makes it, with difficulty. live in glendale. dont understand why my buildings parking is made that fucked up.
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UFCELI Feb 14, 6:26pm - #103141 

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Yeah you just got to be careful...I also have the vizage kit and I havent scraped once in 3 months (knock on wood). Of course I am yet to drop my car (I still havent decided if I am going to). Just use good judgement and know your area so you know which ways to exit and enter parking lots.

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spaztikid Feb 14, 6:52pm - #103142 
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go into driveways on an angle.
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CeLlYgT04 Feb 14, 8:13pm - #103143 

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Originally Posted by Stephen
my car isn't even lowered and i have the TRD kit. i've been over some hurtful curbs (ask Smartie) and when I saw the underside of my car while the underglow was being put in i was amazed cause there isn't a scratch! eek like anywhere at all. so i give mad props to Toyota cause that kit has held up well.


Yea, even though "everyone" has the Action Package, I still love it grin
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Snake03GT Feb 14, 8:22pm - #103144 
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sometimes when i park i scrape my stock front bumper on my stock suspension with 15's i want to lower it but im too afraid.

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isaac Feb 14, 8:40pm - #103145 
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Originally Posted by Snake03GT
sometimes when i park i scrape my stock front bumper on my stock suspension with 15's i want to lower it but im too afraid.


learn where the front of your car ends and then you wont be running into those parking bricks anymore wink

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VSGTS14 Feb 14, 9:00pm - #103146 

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just gotta watch where you're going, be aware of the road...pay attention...

drive in at angles

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
just gotta watch where you're going, be aware of the road...pay attention...

drive in at angles

well said
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celicaTRDgts Feb 15, 4:35am - #103148 

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yea you just gotta look at out for stuff...drive at angles when going over speed bumps driveways etc...u get the hang of it after a couple weeks...

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Evan Feb 16, 4:31am - #103149 

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This is exactly why I've stayed with the stock front thumbsup

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SilverGT Feb 24, 10:04am - #103150 
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Originally Posted by Evan
This is exactly why I've stayed with the stock front thumbsup


but i mean, even if scraping did happen, it wouldnt be that big of a deal correct? i mean how often is anybody going to look under your front bumper?
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RevMonster Feb 24, 10:06am - #103151 

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Really, you're just driving like you "should" when you have a lower front. Your car will thank you down the line for not taking those dips and speed bumps at 35mph spineyes

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v3n0m Feb 24, 9:51pm - #103152 

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At nite you gotta watch out for rocks or debry that might be on the road. The other day I hit a chunk of ice on the passenger side. Needless to say, there's a nice 1" crack on my front lip, but you can't see it, unless your underneath the car. And besides, it's your daily car, it's gonna get straches & small imperfections, it comes with the territory. It's not a trailer queen grin
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Speed4TheNeed Feb 24, 10:03pm - #103153 

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Originally Posted by CeLlYgT04
Originally Posted by Stephen
my car isn't even lowered and i have the TRD kit. i've been over some hurtful curbs (ask Smartie) and when I saw the underside of my car while the underglow was being put in i was amazed cause there isn't a scratch! eek like anywhere at all. so i give mad props to Toyota cause that kit has held up well.


Yea, even though "everyone" has the Action Package, I still love it grin


it's also worth remembering that the TRD kit is the 'highest' of all body kits for the celica.

high kit = less scraping...thats the advantage of having a high kit..the disadvantage is most people prefer a lower look.
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e_degala Feb 26, 8:53am - #103154 

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i was thinking 'bout the vizage kit...

my car is already lowered 2" and i have been unsure of what kits could be implemented...

how much lower does the front lip, sideskirts, and rear actual reduce clearance from stock?

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isaac Feb 26, 9:21am - #103155 
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Originally Posted by e_degala
i was thinking 'bout the vizage kit...

my car is already lowered 2" and i have been unsure of what kits could be implemented...

how much lower does the front lip, sideskirts, and rear actual reduce clearance from stock?

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