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Clearance in California #147959 Apr 7, 6:26pm Apr 7, 6:26pm
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I'm in Sac and thinkin about throwing a Kaminari kit on my car (when I get it), but I'm wondering how many inches the car needs to be off the ground to be fine for pulling into driveways, speedbumps, etc.

Will a kit like Kaminari put the body too low?

Re: Clearance in California [Re: Solarian] #147960 Apr 7, 8:32pm Apr 7, 8:32pm
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stock height i suppose confused Linked Image cause as you can see from my grill pics in this thread

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1869917563_0_collapsed_5__1.html#Post1869921843

they still got scratched on the driveway..


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Re: Clearance in California [Re: Erick] #147961 Apr 7, 8:33pm Apr 7, 8:33pm
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kam isnt too much lower than stock... you'll be fine if ur careful.

Re: Clearance in California [Re: spaztikid] #147962 Apr 7, 8:36pm Apr 7, 8:36pm
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Alright, thanks smile

Re: Clearance in California [Re: Solarian] #147963 Apr 7, 8:43pm Apr 7, 8:43pm
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ur best bet is to lower with TRD springs, its not too low of a drop...another celi owner in sac thumbsup

Re: Clearance in California [Re: darksidecelica] #147964 Apr 7, 9:00pm Apr 7, 9:00pm
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Originally Posted by darksidecelica
ur best bet is to lower with TRD springs, its not too low of a drop...another celi owner in sac thumbsup


i agree..i have TRD myself. just be careful and you'll be fine.

Re: Clearance in California [Re: Solarian] #147965 Apr 7, 9:24pm Apr 7, 9:24pm
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i have about 4" clearance with the kam kit and a drop. I rarely scrape at all. Just gotta learn how to drive a low car.

Re: Clearance in California [Re: ToiletPaper] #147966 Apr 7, 9:57pm Apr 7, 9:57pm
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Originally Posted by ToiletPaper

i have about 4" clearance with the kam kit and a drop. I rarely scrape at all. Just gotta learn how to drive a low car.
agreed..I'll need to learn..

and as far as how low legally you can go... its as low as your rims..

Re: Clearance in California [Re: Solarian] #147967 Apr 7, 10:06pm Apr 7, 10:06pm
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Cali just sucks for speed bumps, pot holes, hills, driveways, dips.. anything that makes your car bounce while driving.. cali's roads suck. Just gotta learn your vehicle, know when dips/bumps are comin up and judge the speed you should be at for it. I live in a place where ridiculously lowered trucks are a "cool" thing to have.. Ive seen some only 2-3 inches off the ground.. they drive fine and it takes them about 10 minutes to turn into a drive way, but they dont scratch. haha. spineyes

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Originally Posted by psychomunkie

Cali just sucks for speed bumps, pot holes, hills, driveways, dips.. anything that makes your car bounce while driving.. cali's roads suck. Just gotta learn your vehicle, know when dips/bumps are comin up and judge the speed you should be at for it. I live in a place where ridiculously lowered trucks are a "cool" thing to have.. Ive seen some only 2-3 inches off the ground.. they drive fine and it takes them about 10 minutes to turn into a drive way, but they dont scratch. haha. spineyes
ha ha seen those 2-3 inch trucks too around school.. what part of Cali you from psychomunkie??

I mean it would make sense to raise a truck but lowering it you just can't haul a fridge in that.. thumbsdown

Re: Clearance in California [Re: Erick] #147969 Apr 7, 10:22pm Apr 7, 10:22pm
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Originally Posted by Erick
Originally Posted by psychomunkie
Cali just sucks for speed bumps, pot holes, hills, driveways, dips.. anything that makes your car bounce while driving.. cali's roads suck. Just gotta learn your vehicle, know when dips/bumps are comin up and judge the speed you should be at for it. I live in a place where ridiculously lowered trucks are a "cool" thing to have.. Ive seen some only 2-3 inches off the ground.. they drive fine and it takes them about 10 minutes to turn into a drive way, but they dont scratch. haha. spineyes
ha ha seen those 2-3 inch trucks too around school.. what part of Cali you from psychomunkie??

I mean it would make sense to raise a truck but lowering it you just can't haul a fridge in that.. thumbsdown


San Diego (East County).. Yea.. Trucks are to be lifted, cars lowered. (Ive seen some raised cars too..) ick! puke

Re: Clearance in California [Re: psychomunkie] #147970 Apr 7, 10:26pm Apr 7, 10:26pm
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so, how the hell do you pull into a drive way with a car lowered to 2"???

off topic, but ToiletPaper, how much did your kit cost w/ paint and installation?

Re: Clearance in California [Re: Solarian] #147971 Apr 7, 10:30pm Apr 7, 10:30pm
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Originally Posted by Solarian
so, how the hell do you pull into a drive way with a car lowered to 2"???

off topic, but ToiletPaper, how much did your kit cost w/ paint and installation?


Like I said.. it took them about 10 minutes! hehe.. It's possible.. although I wouldnt have the patience for it. Also depends on how steep the entrance to a driveway is!

Re: Clearance in California [Re: Solarian] #147972 Apr 7, 10:33pm Apr 7, 10:33pm
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i scrape my drive way when i come out, i have a TRD kit and its on stock height angry


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^^^ raised car.. lollol


Anyone know how low a Lamborghini Murcilago is ? I can't find the specs online but all i know is when my next door neighbor parks his Black Murcilago he always goes in rear end first and really slow..but not 10mins slow.. and his Murcilago is low but wow a very nice car!! he also has a Ferrari 360 Modena Spider.. in California Blue.. 1of4 he said =P.. lucky guy..


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Re: Clearance in California [Re: Solarian] #147974 Apr 7, 10:52pm Apr 7, 10:52pm
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^^^^^ HAHA.. how funny! your NEIGHBOR has a Lam.. damn... what neighborhood you livin in? eek

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Originally Posted by psychomunkie
^^^^^ HAHA.. how funny! your NEIGHBOR has a Lam.. damn... what neighborhood you livin in? eek
Just some standard middle class neighborhood in Silicon Valley..
The dood is from Japan and paid his house and cars in cash.. I don't think he knew that he was moving into a middle class place..He gots a bunch of cars..so people always slow down as they drive by to check them out..


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Originally Posted by Erick
Originally Posted by psychomunkie
^^^^^ HAHA.. how funny! your NEIGHBOR has a Lam.. damn... what neighborhood you livin in? eek
Just some standard middle class neighborhood in Silicon Valley..
The dood is from Japan and paid his house and cars in cash.. I don't think he knew that he was moving into a middle class place..He gots a bunch of cars..so people always slow down as they drive by to check them out..



So how olds this guy? rofl

Re: Clearance in California [Re: Solarian] #147977 Apr 7, 11:03pm Apr 7, 11:03pm
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When he first moved in I saw he had a z3 then a jaguar x-type...later on he sold and I saw he had a mini cooper before anyone else could get their hands on it..

then he surprised me with the BMW Z8 $120,000never seen a thing like it.

then the year after he surprised me again with a ferrari 360 modena bear$200,000 1 of four!!

then the total shocker the year after..the lambo..my jaw just dropped when i went out and he said, "look I got a new car"... then after that he got the 350z before anyone =P and yes he has all those cars but he got rid of those first two listed.. it sounds fake but it is true!! I could hardly believe it myself.. o yah he also had a used M5 with Dinan mod's from Europe and that thing was louder than any of his cars including the exotics. I could hear him start it from my room!!

I'll look for pics and post them up when i find where I put them since he's been gone now for a year and his house is just sitting there and the gardeners just come and thats about it..=P

and again lucky guy.. cry cry


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Originally Posted by psychomunkie
Originally Posted by Erick
Originally Posted by psychomunkie
^^^^^ HAHA.. how funny! your NEIGHBOR has a Lam.. damn... what neighborhood you livin in? eek
Just some standard middle class neighborhood in Silicon Valley..
The dood is from Japan and paid his house and cars in cash.. I don't think he knew that he was moving into a middle class place..He gots a bunch of cars..so people always slow down as they drive by to check them out..



So how olds this guy? rofl


o yah hes only like 26!! his family is rich in Japan lucky guy!!


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Re: Clearance in California [Re: Erick] #147979 Apr 7, 11:49pm Apr 7, 11:49pm
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Originally Posted by Erick
Originally Posted by psychomunkie

So how olds this guy? rofl


o yah hes only like 26!! his family is rich in Japan lucky guy!!


Hum.. hook me up! lollol

Re: Clearance in California [Re: Solarian] #147980 Apr 8, 1:03am Apr 8, 1:03am
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is kam lower or TRD kit?
california speed bumps suck. now they added a shitload of bumps on the streets where i live when im going to college. fuck! im gonna need sets of shocks each year

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