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Solarian
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Apr 7, 6:26pm - #147959 
Clearance in California

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?

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Erick
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Apr 7, 8:32pm - #147960 
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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Apr 7, 8:33pm - #147961 
kam isnt too much lower than stock... you'll be fine if ur careful.

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Apr 7, 8:36pm - #147962 
Alright, thanks smile

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

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Apr 7, 9:00pm - #147964 
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.

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Apr 7, 9:24pm - #147965 
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.

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Apr 7, 9:57pm - #147966 
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..

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Apr 7, 10:06pm - #147967 
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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Apr 7, 10:14pm - #147968 
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

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Apr 7, 10:22pm - #147969 
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

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Apr 7, 10:26pm - #147970 
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?

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Apr 7, 10:30pm - #147971 
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!

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Apr 7, 10:33pm - #147972 
i scrape my drive way when i come out, i have a TRD kit and its on stock height angry


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Apr 7, 10:36pm - #147973 
Linked Image
^^^ 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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Apr 7, 10:52pm - #147974 
^^^^^ HAHA.. how funny! your NEIGHBOR has a Lam.. damn... what neighborhood you livin in? eek

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Apr 7, 10:57pm - #147975 
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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Apr 7, 10:59pm - #147976 
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

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Apr 7, 11:03pm - #147977 
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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Apr 7, 11:15pm - #147978 
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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Apr 7, 11:49pm - #147979 
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

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Apr 8, 1:03am - #147980 
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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