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Old 04-21-2010, 08:16 PM   #15
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I did a good scrape with the GFX on a dip. You will loose some ground clearance with long tube headers too. Really have to watch for those mega-speed bumps too.
Longtube headers are wear items just like tires and brakes
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:16 AM   #16
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Here I posted this question and someone just posted this thread. This is exactly what I'm scared of. My wife drives the car as much as me and I know at first she'll be carefull but in a year from now either one of us might let our guard down.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=78978


I'm starting to get cold feet. I might put off lowering the car for now. I was going to look at putting them on tonight but not sure now. When I'm not looking at the car I get scared of stuff like this but every time I see the car I'm like "damn...that fender well gap needs to go".
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:55 AM   #17
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Once your car is lowered, you have to stop well in front of curbs. Even at factory height there are curbs that will do the same thing. A lowered car doesn't use curb stones when parking. With a lowered car you stop well before them. My wife drives ALL my lowered cars. She does say she is nervous when she drives them and should be. She normally drives a car. My cars are essentially show cars. They need a different level of careful.
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:18 AM   #18
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I have Eibach's anti-roll sways and Pro Kit lowering springs on my car with the factory GFX. My car is between 1.2-1.3" lower both front and rear. I have had no scrapes, no bumps or any other parking / speedbump problems. Like others have said, just give yourself room when parking.

I have had to get back into my car a couple of times to pull farther into a space because I was WAY too far from the curb.

It is easier to get too far away now then it was before. The difference in height makes it look like you're closer than you actually are.

Lower the car, you'll thank yourself later. The ride quality suffers a little bit, but it's no worse than a stock Corvette, (its bump happy now) but if you want a car that makes the road its bee-och, with no more body roll and a look that fits the rest of the car, go for it.
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:26 AM   #19
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I've owned IROC-Z's so I'm very cautious
Holy shit, no kidding. My thirdgen Firebirds LOOOVED concrete. They took a bite out of every driveway they could.
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Old 04-22-2010, 02:42 PM   #20
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I smashed my front bumper before I lowered it
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