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Will my car be to low if... #156351 Apr 16, 6:15am Apr 16, 6:15am
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Will my car be to low if...
What up, you guys think my car will be too low for daily driving if i put on the Bomex KIt with 18" wheels and eighbach sportlines? because im ethier considering the Sportlines, or the Hotchkis springs ? ? ?

What do you guys think?? [/color]

Re: Will my car be to low if... [Re: SanjiX] #156352 Apr 16, 6:36am Apr 16, 6:36am
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18s with 40 sidewall tires (like 225/40/18, for example) will only 'raise' your car 1/2" over the stock gts rims (205/50/16).

so basically with 18s, your car only 'grows' 1/2". add a bomex kit (anyone know what the bomex drop is? like 1 1/2" or 2") and then the sportlines will drop 2.4" in the back and 1.8" in the front.

it'll be pretty low...you'll have to take some ungodly angles getting into a driveway but it really depends on how your roads are. you really want your car to clear at LEAST 3" (legal is 4" in most states) thumbsup

Re: Will my car be to low if... [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #156353 Apr 16, 6:44am Apr 16, 6:44am
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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
18s with 40 sidewall tires (like 225/40/18, for example) will only 'raise' your car 1/2" over the stock gts rims (205/50/16).

so basically with 18s, your car only 'grows' 1/2". add a bomex kit (anyone know what the bomex drop is? like 1 1/2" or 2") and then the sportlines will drop 2.4" in the back and 1.8" in the front.

it'll be pretty low...you'll have to take some ungodly angles getting into a driveway but it really depends on how your roads are. you really want your car to clear at LEAST 3" (legal is 4" in most states) thumbsup


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Re: Will my car be to low if... [Re: Rocketman] #156354 Apr 16, 7:14am Apr 16, 7:14am
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checkout insaneimport's ride he has the same setup(bomex w/18) he has NO DROP eek the kit is really low on stock height but it just looks weird with the big wheelgap. but as everyone already mentioned its gonna be really low with sportlines or hotchcis. your prolly better off with just the TRD springs if you wanna go low thumbsup
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Re: Will my car be to low if... [Re: SanjiX] #156355 Apr 16, 12:35pm Apr 16, 12:35pm
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get the TRD or Eibach pro drop...

Re: Will my car be to low if... [Re: Sultan] #156356 Apr 16, 2:47pm Apr 16, 2:47pm
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Do not worry you will be ok.
Here is the Eibach Sportlines drop on 15" stock rims and VS-1 kit.
P.S.And VS kit is lower than most of the kits...

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Re: Will my car be to low if... [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #156357 Apr 16, 2:51pm Apr 16, 2:51pm
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Re: Will my car be to low if... [Re: SanjiX] #156358 Apr 16, 2:56pm Apr 16, 2:56pm
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lower it with TRD


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Re: Will my car be to low if... [Re: SanjiX] #156359 Apr 16, 3:05pm Apr 16, 3:05pm
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You'll be okay with the kit and the sportlines or hotchkis for most roads. But to be on the safe side, TRD might be the way to go.


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Re: Will my car be to low if... [Re: theretiredpimp] #156360 Apr 16, 3:45pm Apr 16, 3:45pm
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Originally Posted by theretiredpimp
You'll be okay with the kit and the sportlines or hotchkis for most roads. But to be on the safe side, TRD might be the way to go.

true its drivable with a 2" drop but if you dont want to be scraping every speedbump/curb you drive thru then i dont really recommend it. it really depends on the area you live in or places you want to go to. if all the roads are flat and curbs you got to are 2 ways then you'll prolly be fine
i still suggest TRD or eibach pro-kit

Re: Will my car be to low if... [Re: tru_Asiatik_Pride] #156361 Apr 16, 9:47pm Apr 16, 9:47pm
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y do companies make kits so low??? sure it looks great, but they can't expect us to get 19-20" rims n go to shows everyday...i love the kaminari..it's not that huge, but i'd still look weird havin the wheel gap with a decent drop on 17's, eh..just speakin my mind.. good luck anyways!


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Re: Will my car be to low if... [Re: SanjiX] #156362 Apr 16, 10:11pm Apr 16, 10:11pm
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Hey thanks for the input, anyone know where to buy TRD springs for a good price?

Re: Will my car be to low if... [Re: SanjiX] #156363 Apr 17, 7:26am Apr 17, 7:26am
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So are the hotchkis springs lower or just about equal when lowering compared to the eibach sportlines??

Re: Will my car be to low if... [Re: SanjiX] #156364 Apr 17, 8:07am Apr 17, 8:07am
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Originally Posted by SanjiX
So are the hotchkis springs lower or just about equal when lowering compared to the eibach sportlines??
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Hotchskins springs are about the same as Gold-Line springs (1.7" Drop)
Eibach Sportlines lower (1.8-2.4").

Re: Will my car be to low if... [Re: SanjiX] #156365 Apr 17, 11:06pm Apr 17, 11:06pm
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sweet, thats good to hear- thanks for the input

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