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Jun 7, 6:02pm - #194148 
Car finally lowered! What do you think

Finally got the car lowered today. Went all Tokico. Install by my regular mechanic--$120. I'm really happy with it, what do you think?? Thanks

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Jun 7, 6:03pm - #194149 
thumbsup

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Jun 7, 6:04pm - #194150 
It's nice. A little high for me though.

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Jun 7, 6:05pm - #194151 
thumbsup yeah it still looks a little high but looks good

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Jun 7, 6:06pm - #194152 
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Jun 7, 6:16pm - #194153 
one more, thats it. Thanks

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Jun 7, 6:18pm - #194154 
Yah, a little bit high, but I think it suits you because you are driving on dirt, rocks, hills, bumps, and you dont want to mess up your bumper to much wink


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Jun 7, 6:23pm - #194155 
Damnit greg...I accidentally clicked on this link..i wanted to see it in person first. frown

It looks very sweet, and I think it's low enough for PA's roads. We have some of the worst roads...and I think they are very bad in and around meadville. Nice change!

PS: You guys also must remember, greg has no body kit. He is wanting to get one though. A lot of kits sit lower to the ground, so it may very well make it around 1/2" - 3/4" lower.

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Jun 7, 6:26pm - #194156 
drop is supposed to be 1.5 I believe thats accurate. Tires are 40's, rims 17 so that still leaves a little wheelwell room.

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Jun 7, 6:45pm - #194157 
Nice job! thumbsup


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Jun 7, 6:54pm - #194158 
i think i only want a 1.5 inch drop as well, im sure in person you can really notice the diff

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Jun 7, 6:54pm - #194159 
thumbsup thumbsup
how the ride? handling?

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Jun 7, 6:58pm - #194160 
heres a before pic

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Jun 7, 7:00pm - #194161 
The handling is really a big difference, and believe it or not the ride is smoother, not harsh at all. My stock struts must have been pretty worn (70,000 miles) but it rides really nice. best of both worlds.

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Jun 7, 7:06pm - #194162 
if you dont mind me asking, what did you pay for springs and struts?

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Jun 7, 7:09pm - #194163 
If I got ripped off---DON"T TELL ME!! But I got them at www.titanmotorsports.com for $435 plus $35 shipping. Paid $120 for install, and wife wants to kick my butt!! (j/k)
p.s.,recieved them in 48 hours from Fla. to Pa. Prety impressive

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Jun 7, 7:12pm - #194164 
looks great!! thumbsup

( out of topic: dont like those vynil stickers at all wtf)


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Jun 7, 7:14pm - #194165 
Originally Posted by mr_celica
looks great!! thumbsup

( out of topic: dont like those vynil stickers at all wtf)

It looks much better in person.

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Jun 7, 7:14pm - #194166 
thumbsup


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Jun 7, 7:14pm - #194167 
i dont think thats to bad, i just wanted to know for myself because i want a 1.5 drop tasty

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Jun 7, 7:15pm - #194168 
I like the even drop thumbsup very nice but i prefer even lower thumbsup


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Jun 7, 7:17pm - #194169 
Originally Posted by mr_celica
looks great!! thumbsup

( out of topic: dont like those vynil stickers at all wtf)


I still like the tribal slashes, after over a year, but I removed the other stuff, it became to Busy for me and I wanted to clean up the look, but I do still like the slashes, seems to me to go with the body lines, but..to each their own!!

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Jun 7, 7:19pm - #194170 
went from a 4x4 with a lift kit to just a plain old 4x4.thought you were gonna get it lowered?

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Jun 7, 7:21pm - #194171 
Originally Posted by supra996
went from a 4x4 with a lift kit to just a plain old 4x4.thought you were gonna get it lowered?


you may have your wife convinced that 1.5 inches is really six inches, but that don't make it true Tom!! hahah rofl

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Jun 7, 7:23pm - #194172 
looks nice, good job thumbsup

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Jun 7, 7:26pm - #194173 
Originally Posted by grcelica
you may have your wife convinced that 1.5 inches is really six inches, but that don't make it true Tom!! hahah rofl

**Takes note to start calling Tom "Penis-Be-Gone".** grin

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Jun 7, 7:32pm - #194174 
you have that backwards,I have her convinced that six inches is real 1.5 inches so shes not overwhelmed everytime. happywink but car looks good you would have been happier with a 2inch just like you would have been happier with 18's but i know you have the HAG so i understand

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Jun 7, 7:37pm - #194175 
no actually I think 2inch would've been too much for me and where I live and my gravel driveway. I didn't want to be slammed, just tasteful and mostly the handling. 18's though I see on the horizon... thumbsup

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Jun 7, 7:37pm - #194176 
i bought some Progress Technology springs from this guy on this site, i havent installed them yet but front drop is 1.6 and back is 1.8. gonna look sooo good i hope tasty

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Jun 7, 7:38pm - #194177 
level drop will be nice. post pics when done thumbsup

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Jun 7, 7:51pm - #194178 
nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo he should not drop it if he is gettin a kit, if he does the kit mite hit the ground. i like it that way

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Jun 7, 8:16pm - #194179 
1-1.5 inch drop is perfect for Pa roads... I got TRD springs and they're perfect for me. Good job - thumbsup

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Jun 7, 8:30pm - #194180 
tokico drop is 1.25 not 1.5 , i just want to clarify same , it is almost similar like TRD but a little bit low

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Jun 7, 8:41pm - #194181 
with that kind of drop do you ever have trouble scraping on extra angled drive ways and speed bumps?

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Jun 7, 8:59pm - #194182 
It looks good. thumbsup
You should start thinking about a body kit soon... maybe WingsWest if you need something high for PA roads.

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Jun 7, 9:15pm - #194183 
Originally Posted by GraSSRooTs
It looks good. thumbsup
You should start thinking about a body kit soon... maybe WingsWest if you need something high for PA roads.

He is wanting the bomex kit. thumbsup

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Jun 7, 9:18pm - #194184 
120$ for a drop. is that about the average price for labor on that?

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Jun 7, 9:19pm - #194185 
Originally Posted by krups
Yah, a little bit high, but I think it suits you because you are driving on dirt, rocks, hills, bumps, and you dont want to mess up your bumper to much wink

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Jun 7, 9:22pm - #194186 
thumbsup

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Jun 7, 9:25pm - #194187 
Originally Posted by fonz182
120$ for a drop. is that about the average price for labor on that?

Im not totally sure, but I think he said that his mechanic hooked him up...but I could be mistaking.

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Jun 7, 9:51pm - #194188 
Looks pretty good thumbsup

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Jun 8, 7:00am - #194189 
Hum I looks nice.. I want to drop mine too, but I lieve in MN, and when winter comes, my car wont be able to move out of the drive way.. ! cry

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Jun 8, 7:48am - #194190 
Don't think your drop is 1.5, my Tanabe springs are 1.5 and my rear wheels alomost tuck. If you got the Tokico HP kit then its a 1.25 drop.

BTW you said you did not want to know if you got ripped on the price? The install price is right on the money, the parts however...

...lets just say you could have saved a few dollars.

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Jun 8, 10:46am - #194191 
shoot. anything other than stock height is good. stock height is TOOO HIGH!


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Jun 8, 11:13am - #194192 
That is just the drop Im looking for. Very nice balance. thumbsup



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Jun 8, 6:09pm - #194193 
Thanks guys. I am getting it aligned tomorrow that should make even more difference with the handling. I thought the drop was 1.5, but 1.25 is ok too, I'm happy with the stance, and even though the wheels don't tuck, its WAAAAYY better than the SUV look I was sportin before!!

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Jun 8, 6:18pm - #194194 
ok, humour me, one more pic since I buffed it out tonight.

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Jun 8, 7:16pm - #194195 
Originally Posted by grcelica
ok, humour me, one more pic since I buffed it out tonight.

mmm..I dont know what it is about those tails...but they gimme a woody whenever I see them... tasty

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Jun 8, 10:22pm - #194196 
looks good man thumbsup


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Jun 9, 12:20am - #194197 
It doesnt look bad, coulda been lower but i use to live in PA and it is rough ridin low

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