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Old 01-15-2008, 12:14 AM   #21
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I hear flexes go pretty low, it all depends on what you want. Monotube stances should give you better "performance" but if you just want to be low flexes would work just fine I think.

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Surprised no one has mentioned JIC FLT-A2s.

As far as I know, these allow the car to be lowered the most out of all of the coilovers out there, as the rear hats add like 3" or 4" of suspension travel. I daily drove mine with 10.5" from center of hub to fender for a while, never really hit bump stops (possibly due to me not having them adjusted correctly at the time ). Bottomed out a lot though (3.5" of ground clearance.. I really don't recommend it.. Especially on Illinois roads haha). I don't have any experience with Ohlins, do those add travel?
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Old 01-15-2008, 01:09 AM   #23
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How much do those run? $1,500+?
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I've seen them sell for more like 8-1k used. Just gotta wait and watch.
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Old 01-15-2008, 01:30 AM   #25
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Nice.

Looking around Touge Factory and the likes, everything mentioned is WAYYYY out of my price range...but you get what you pay for, right?

I might just suck it up and get the GCs and run just the spring like all the Honda heads
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I got my JICs on sale at 1600 i think. But like cjernigan said, you can probobly find them used for cheap. They are great as long as they wont see road salt. Mine saw a few weeks of winter, and it corroded them pretty good.
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:20 AM   #27
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Road salt? For snow? In Tennessee?

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Old 01-15-2008, 04:02 AM   #28
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Ha forgot most of you are out of the snow belt
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Must be nice to live in an area where your taxes pay for roadwork. I'd bottom out (the bottom of the car, not suspension) on %75 of the DC/Baltimore/any area inbetween) roads here lower than I am now. Probably about 12/12.5 inches on myFatcat setup. Pot holes from overuse of roadsalt, metal plates from construction, and all out crappy roads. Aside from I-95 between DC-Balt, I don't think a road has been repaved for 20 years.

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...but the ride heights are 11.5" in the front and 12" in the back...I have konis with GC coilovers... MY CAR NEVER BOTTOMS OUT
i suggest you have someone sit on your fenders and do the same measurement...


frank exactly, im at 12.25"/12.75" and i bottom out left and right around here....
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Old 01-15-2008, 10:24 AM   #31
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Rob doesn't daily his car anymore, only occasionally, as far as I know at least, I don't want to be speaking for him.
Takes ***** to drive a car that low around here, more power to him if he does. :tu:
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I have the stances and hope that the roads in hawaii are great and I'll be able to drive around on teh lowest settings....
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I have the stances and hope that the roads in hawaii are great and I'll be able to drive around on teh lowest settings....
Depending on what part of hawaii you go to, everything is a hill with infinite steep driveways. Better get a 4x4 too so you can go to the good beaches.
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I was thinking of this:

or this:

Do you think it's 4x4 enough?
My roommate has a lifted '06 Dodge Ram 2500.

Or should something like a nice offroad prepped Wrangler be better?


SORRY FOR THE OFFTOPIC!
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Not tall enough. Too gayz too. Everyone in hawaii jacks their 4x4 up. When i said 4wd i mean 4wd, not awd. Jacked up wrangler would be better suited and accepted there. Houle's are not always welcomed in hawaii.
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Not tall enough. Too gayz too. Everyone in hawaii jacks their 4x4 up. When i said 4wd i mean 4wd, not awd. Jacked up wrangler would be better suited and accepted there. Houle's are not always welcomed in hawaii.
I like the ride of the HSE, had it for a week when the rx-8 was stuck in the driveway because of snow (my neighbor let me use his and he took a car from work).

I like how this looks:
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OFFTOPIC, sorry.
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Why would you take an expensive *** SUV off-road?! Get some piece o' **** beater Jeep.
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Probably because I think that I'll go offroading like once or twice a year. But after I think about it even more, the Wrangler is better, because if I get it done really nicely it will look good on the street and I still have the Miata for streets and I will be able to take the jeep for heavy off-road action.

So, what kind of "stuff" should I put on a wrangler in order to make it off road worthy?
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As much as I bag on Tein Flex for being too short... If you really want to slam your ride, you should buy my Tein Flex (on the parts for sale forum). They have shortened shock bodies, with shock length adjustable separate from the lower spring perch. Run 'em with stock 7/6 rates, or bump 'em up to 9/6 or 9/7 (mine come with springs for all 3 options) to stay off the bump stops a little more. And if you tell me what ride height you want (wheel center to fender), I'll even set 'em up for that height so when you un-box 'em, all you have to do is bolt 'em on.

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11.5 front 12 rear 9k front 6k rear please
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