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grcelica
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grcelica Jun 8, 1:02am - #194148 

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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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Virgilson Jun 8, 1:03am - #194149 

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MptGlw69 Jun 8, 1:04am - #194150 
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It's nice. A little high for me though.
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scratchedbad Jun 8, 1:05am - #194151 
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thumbsup yeah it still looks a little high but looks good
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grcelica Jun 8, 1:06am - #194152 

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grcelica
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grcelica Jun 8, 1:16am - #194153 

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one more, thats it. Thanks
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krups Jun 8, 1:18am - #194154 

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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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LostAngel Jun 8, 1:23am - #194155 
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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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grcelica Jun 8, 1:26am - #194156 

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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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Evan Jun 8, 1:45am - #194157 

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Nice job! thumbsup

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vondutchguy Jun 8, 1:54am - #194158 

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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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righteous_one Jun 8, 1:54am - #194159 
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thumbsup thumbsup
how the ride? handling?
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grcelica Jun 8, 1:58am - #194160 

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heres a before pic
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grcelica Jun 8, 2:00am - #194161 

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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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vondutchguy Jun 8, 2:06am - #194162 

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if you dont mind me asking, what did you pay for springs and struts?
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grcelica Jun 8, 2:09am - #194163 

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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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mr_celica Jun 8, 2:12am - #194164 

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looks great!! thumbsup

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

"Honda May Cry..."
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LostAngel Jun 8, 2:14am - #194165 
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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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truboo Jun 8, 2:14am - #194166 
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thumbsup

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vondutchguy Jun 8, 2:14am - #194167 

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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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Tru_gts Jun 8, 2:15am - #194168 
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I like the even drop thumbsup very nice but i prefer even lower thumbsup

To my girl Truboo
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grcelica Jun 8, 2:17am - #194169 

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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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supra996 Jun 8, 2:19am - #194170 
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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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grcelica Jun 8, 2:21am - #194171 

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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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cycocelica Jun 8, 2:23am - #194172 

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looks nice, good job thumbsup
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LostAngel Jun 8, 2:26am - #194173 
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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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supra996 Jun 8, 2:32am - #194174 
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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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grcelica Jun 8, 2:37am - #194175 

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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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Mad_Game Jun 8, 2:37am - #194176 
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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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grcelica Jun 8, 2:38am - #194177 

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level drop will be nice. post pics when done thumbsup
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Clos Jun 8, 2:51am - #194178 
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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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Sultan Jun 8, 3:16am - #194179 

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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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aykut Jun 8, 3:30am - #194180 
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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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fonz182 Jun 8, 3:41am - #194181 

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with that kind of drop do you ever have trouble scraping on extra angled drive ways and speed bumps?
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GraSSRooTs Jun 8, 3:59am - #194182 

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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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LostAngel Jun 8, 4:15am - #194183 
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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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fonz182 Jun 8, 4:18am - #194184 

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120$ for a drop. is that about the average price for labor on that?
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aznricecooker99 Jun 8, 4:19am - #194185 
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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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ToiletPaper Jun 8, 4:22am - #194186 
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LostAngel Jun 8, 4:25am - #194187 
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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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v3n0m Jun 8, 4:51am - #194188 

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Looks pretty good thumbsup
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Chico Jun 8, 2:00pm - #194189 

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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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Gen7fan Jun 8, 2:48pm - #194190 
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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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iseaniebabyi Jun 8, 5:46pm - #194191 
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shoot. anything other than stock height is good. stock height is TOOO HIGH!

INJEN for your engine.
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Spread Eagle Jun 8, 6:13pm - #194192 

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That is just the drop Im looking for. Very nice balance. thumbsup


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grcelica Jun 9, 1:09am - #194193 

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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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grcelica Jun 9, 1:18am - #194194 

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ok, humour me, one more pic since I buffed it out tonight.
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LostAngel Jun 9, 2:16am - #194195 
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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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00GTShope Jun 9, 5:22am - #194196 

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looks good man thumbsup

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It doesnt look bad, coulda been lower but i use to live in PA and it is rough ridin low
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