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GTQuentin
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Apr 5, 1:10pm - #435680 
Haa look at this

Look how much room i have getting up the drive way. Its like a pencil thick. I donw know how you guys with bigger drops survive.

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Apr 5, 1:12pm - #435681 
another shot

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celicadragon
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Apr 5, 1:22pm - #435682 
i know im scared to drop mine 1 inch and add a body kit i dont know if ill survive but i want both badly


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jonnyess
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CT
Apr 5, 1:26pm - #435683 
I go in and outta 50-75 driveways a week for my business, and thats the main reason I can never get a kit.

I even have high profile Cooper 50s to provide me another valuable inch or so and I still get the dreaded scraaaaaaaaaaapeage on occasion
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eclipseturbogsx
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North Carolina
Apr 5, 1:30pm - #435684 
wow, that's how my car looks like when i drive, lol. i have a 3inch clearance right now from my bumper to the ground. i have the buddy club 2 kit and i have a 2.25 inch tanabe drop on stock rims. I never scrape either. When i go in my drive way, i swear i have 1 mm of room clearance and i alway make it everyday..and everywhere i go, i never , ever scape.

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GTQuentin
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Northern VA
Apr 5, 1:31pm - #435685 
the only time i scrape is on these real wide speed bumps. there like 4ft wide.

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eclipseturbogsx
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Apr 5, 1:42pm - #435686 
my car in my driveway... Linked Image

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CRBN BLU
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Hampton, VA
Apr 5, 2:06pm - #435687 
It's weird, but from the angle of your pics, it almost looks like your back end sits significantly higher than the front. It just seems like the front bumper is slanted downwards.

I have TRD coilovers with the Kaminari kit and I have a HELL of a time with drive ways and entrances. I have to go in with about a 75-80 degree angle, and even then it's close. I've just given up on parking in driveways.


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Apr 5, 3:15pm - #435688 
i got a bout 2 inches of ground clearince with my evo bumper

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GTQuentin
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Apr 5, 3:43pm - #435689 
Originally Posted by CRBN BLU
It's weird, but from the angle of your pics, it almost looks like your back end sits significantly higher than the front. It just seems like the front bumper is slanted downwards.

I have TRD coilovers with the Kaminari kit and I have a HELL of a time with drive ways and entrances. I have to go in with about a 75-80 degree angle, and even then it's close. I've just given up on parking in driveways.


it looks weird casue in not all the way up the drive way. only the back end is up.

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Apr 5, 5:07pm - #435690 
i woudl suggest making a little wooden ramp ont he end of ur driveway. may help smile can even be temp. I am thinking of making one when i get kit and dropped thumbsup

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Apr 5, 5:37pm - #435691 
lol
i cant even go down my drive way head on
i have to go in reverse to get out of it

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Pennsylvania
Apr 5, 5:41pm - #435692 
My driveway is ok...but everywhere else isn't. You guys with kits and 2" or more drop...you must drive on an airport runway to not scrape. I have a vizage kit on stock rollers and i bottom out once a week...twice if i drive to the same store twice. I'm good with speedbumps...but it's always pulling outta joints. This is the reason I can't drop either...my kit is already scratched to shit on the bottom.

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Apr 5, 6:02pm - #435693 
oh man...i wanted to take a pic of my car but cant find my digital cam. but mine is bout 1 inch off the ground comin off my driveway.

btw...i have stock bumpers


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Apr 5, 6:12pm - #435694 
just gotta learn how to angle the car for ramps, spped bumps, etc.

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Apr 5, 7:09pm - #435695 
I'm a little worried, now. I just got my Tein S-Techs in the mail today. I've got no kit but I'm still on the stock 15's.


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Apr 5, 7:26pm - #435696 
this is my excuse for not dropping or kitting grin

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Apr 5, 7:35pm - #435697 
Thats pretty low eek

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Apr 10, 8:39pm - #435698 
Umm.. you guys are scaring me.
I just dropped the car with eibach prokit springs, and the car goes into the shop to have my kaminari kit put on tomorrow.

I've never driven a low car before, the only advice I got from my brother was "watch 3 feet in front of you, and take curbs on an angle" rolleyes helpful.

I hope I don't mess up the kit the first day out of the shop...

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Apr 10, 9:27pm - #435699 
2" drop with factory bumper and wheels. Never scraped. I do live in the delta though, there are no hills.

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Apr 14, 3:59pm - #435700 
I have TRD lowering springs and I really want a Kaminari Kit. I am planning on getting 17's too, so It won't be too low will it? Can anybody tell me how much lower the Kaminari Kit is than the stock without action package?


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Apr 14, 7:07pm - #435701 
UH OH! am i gonna be screwed, i just got 17"s and a ww kit and im about to get hotchkis springs , am i gonna be bottoming out everywhere i go??

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Apr 14, 8:49pm - #435702 
Originally Posted by v4shj16
UH OH! am i gonna be screwed, i just got 17"s and a ww kit and im about to get hotchkis springs , am i gonna be bottoming out everywhere i go??


Maybe, but not that bad. My old 00 GT with stock 15" and WW Kit was bottoming out on most places. Tons of scrapes when I look underneath the car.


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Apr 14, 9:58pm - #435703 
its all about becoming a jedi master of the driveways!! may the force be with you thumbsup

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