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Old 03-02-2010, 07:48 AM   #1
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GFX - GROUND EFFECTS - how low?

We are considering GFX on a 2SS but the wife says it will be too low and drag over speed bumps and dips. (we had a Sky with GFX and it did this). She doesn't want to be one of the people that come to a stop on the street to roll over a dip/bump sideways so the car doesn't scrape. Anyone has experiences to share about this? Are you regreting getting GFX? How much does it 'lower' the car? (ie. front is 2" and sides are 1" closer to the ground??????)
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:11 AM   #2
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I have it on my car and believe it or not, it is the same height. It is an optical illusion with regard to it being lower. It does stick out farther front and back which will affect clearance in some rare situations (uphill driveway with rapid transition at street) but it is not lower than stock.
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:25 AM   #3
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hylton- thanks for the info- as far as the sticking out farther.... I have a fairly steep driveway... I'm thinking this could be an issue... has your front scraped frequently???? every day, once a week, only occasionaly?
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Never actually. I work in a downtown that has speed bumps on the main roads leading to the highway and I have never bottomed out. These speed bumps have all kinds of marks on them left from cars bottoming out. Interestingly enough, I do bottom out on the same bumps in my 2001 SS convertible.
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:58 AM   #5
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I've had the car 5 months and have only succeeded in just barely scraping the front once......pulling out of a gas station and the left front wheel went into a pothole I didn't see.....so a 2 inch section of the air dam contacted the ground briefly....oops.....glad the scrap is out of view. They don't change height at all, and the front is maybe 2 inches longer with the GFX.
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:31 PM   #6
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I have the factory GFX on my 2SS/RS and it is also lowered 1" via Eibach springs and i have no issues. I do watch out for those high curb stops though.
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:35 PM   #7
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No problems with mine hitting. Only have 1100 miles on it.
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:49 PM   #8
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anyone have pics of the IOM with GFX? painted or unpainted-
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I left the front piece off though....



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Old 03-04-2010, 01:10 AM   #10
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I've got over 13k miles and only hit 1 curb (bottom scraped and not visable) and 1 curb stop (same as the curb.)

Get the GXF, if your worried about scrapping, don't be.
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Old 03-04-2010, 01:26 AM   #11
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I left the front piece off though....



I can't decide if leaving the front chin spoiler off looks out of place, or perfect.
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Old 03-04-2010, 08:44 AM   #12
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Haven't had any problems here... and I live in Michigan!
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I can't decide if leaving the front chin spoiler off looks out of place, or perfect.
Maybe you should sell me that front spoiler!
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We are considering GFX on a 2SS but the wife says it will be too low and drag over speed bumps and dips. (we had a Sky with GFX and it did this). She doesn't want to be one of the people that come to a stop on the street to roll over a dip/bump sideways so the car doesn't scrape. Anyone has experiences to share about this? Are you regreting getting GFX? How much does it 'lower' the car? (ie. front is 2" and sides are 1" closer to the ground??????)
Hylton is 100% correct. It is an illusion. Your car actually isn't any lower.
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