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how do you guys do it? #103135 Feb 14, 2:01am Feb 14, 2:01am
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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.

Re: how do you guys do it? [Re: SilverGT] #103136 Feb 14, 2:15am Feb 14, 2:15am
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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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Re: how do you guys do it? [Re: SilverGT] #103137 Feb 14, 2:21am Feb 14, 2:21am
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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.

Re: how do you guys do it? [Re: SilverGT] #103138 Feb 14, 2:36am Feb 14, 2:36am
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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.


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Re: how do you guys do it? [Re: SilverGT] #103139 Feb 14, 3:37am Feb 14, 3:37am
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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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Re: how do you guys do it? [Re: isaac] #103140 Feb 14, 4:05am Feb 14, 4:05am
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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.

Re: how do you guys do it? [Re: SilverGT] #103141 Feb 14, 10:26am Feb 14, 10:26am
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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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Re: how do you guys do it? [Re: UFCELI] #103142 Feb 14, 10:52am Feb 14, 10:52am
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go into driveways on an angle.

Re: how do you guys do it? [Re: Stephen] #103143 Feb 14, 12:13pm Feb 14, 12:13pm
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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

Re: how do you guys do it? [Re: SilverGT] #103144 Feb 14, 12:22pm Feb 14, 12:22pm
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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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Re: how do you guys do it? [Re: Snake03GT] #103145 Feb 14, 12:40pm Feb 14, 12:40pm
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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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Re: how do you guys do it? [Re: SilverGT] #103146 Feb 14, 1:00pm Feb 14, 1:00pm
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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

Re: how do you guys do it? [Re: SilverGT] #103148 Feb 14, 8:35pm Feb 14, 8:35pm
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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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Re: how do you guys do it? [Re: SilverGT] #103149 Feb 15, 8:31pm Feb 15, 8:31pm
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This is exactly why I've stayed with the stock front thumbsup


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Re: how do you guys do it? [Re: Evan] #103150 Feb 24, 2:04am Feb 24, 2:04am
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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?

Re: how do you guys do it? [Re: SilverGT] #103151 Feb 24, 2:06am Feb 24, 2:06am
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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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Re: how do you guys do it? [Re: SilverGT] #103152 Feb 24, 1:51pm Feb 24, 1:51pm
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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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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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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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Re: how do you guys do it? [Re: e_degala] #103155 Feb 26, 1:21am Feb 26, 1:21am
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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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