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    1. 07-11-2019 10:04 AM #76
      I don't particularly care either way. Some of those look neat-o. I like lowered things. That said if you gave me a F40 I'd likely leave it alone.

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    3. Member Chris_V's Avatar
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      07-11-2019 10:20 AM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by Nealric View Post
      I suppose if it makes you happy, fine. Still won't make me like it. There is no way you can lower a car 4 inches without reducing suspension travel and ground clearance. More likely to scrape on speed bumps, potholes. If you didn't correct the suspension geometry, lowering a car 4 inches will usually cause some nasty bump steer. You are realistically looking at re engineering the entire suspension to lower a car that much properly.
      No, actually. I raised the upper shock mount an inch, raised the upper a-arm mount an inch (unnecessary, but a common mod on lowered early Mustangs, which are just pretty Falcons, lol) and used 4" shorter coil springs. The rear was leafs with 3" lowering blocks, so the geometry didn't change at all (what little geometry there is in a solid axle, leaf spring suspension). Set the toe properly and as you can see there's no camber or caster change. I drove that car for 4 years with no issues, no weird tire wear, and even though it was only an inch and a half off the ground at the crossmember, never scraped on speed bumps and in the PNW, there were almost zero potholes to worry about (and if there were it was easy to drive around them). I have decades of lowered car experience as daily drivers, both track at an just lowered street cars.

      Again, you have zero direct experience, just an ill-informed opinion that you use to be insulting. Why is that a valuable goal for you?
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      07-11-2019 02:33 PM #78
      There is a right way to tune a Ferrari and a wrong way. Lowered is fine, but camber just looks bad. Ferraris really don't need much to look good

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      07-11-2019 03:09 PM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris_V View Post

      Again, you have zero direct experience, just an ill-informed opinion that you use to be insulting. Why is that a valuable goal for you?
      I don't doubt that some of the lowrider types are well engineered, and there's certainly craftsmanship to it. But there are also a LOT of lowered cars that are downright dangerous. Kudos to you for doing it right.

      If you like it, more power to you. It just doesn't personally do it for me. I'm not saying it to be insulting. The question for the thread was whether you like lowered cars. Sorry, but I just don't unless there is a compelling performance reason for it.

      The great thing about aesthetics is it's pretty much all BS anyways

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      07-11-2019 06:06 PM #81
      i love it on the 90's cars, ppl need to drive these things so id rather see them bagged then not at all.

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      07-11-2019 07:06 PM #82
      HARD NO

      And all those with the camber, seriously ... NO
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    9. 07-11-2019 07:10 PM #83

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      07-11-2019 07:12 PM #84
      lowered: not sure what the point would be. it's engineered to have that ride height for optimal road and track use.

      leave it as is, you're not improving anything.

      stanced : doing it wrong, for the wrong reasons on any car. i don't care how dope you think it is. it's dumb. just stop it.
      Last edited by worth_fixing; 07-11-2019 at 07:30 PM.
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      07-11-2019 07:28 PM #85
      It's nothing more than a stupidity cycle. Rich stupidity vs. poor stupidity.

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      Yeah and it was the dummest joke ever were no one laught and everyone made fun of.

      The relevance to the stupid camber he did still pertains to this thread.

      The cops did all of us a favor by impornding the POS and potentially saving others lives.

      Heres the link to the stupidity

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      07-11-2019 08:43 PM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by Senior Member View Post
      It's nothing more than a stupidity cycle. Rich stupidity vs. poor stupidity.

      **** yes

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