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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-13-2002, 01:06 AM
NAES
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I was driving today and saw this Imp that was sooooo hammered that I couldn't believe it. It was parked and was on stock rims but looked as though the tires were a lower profile. The front fenderwell was below the edge of the rim and it looked so f*ing cool. How low are some of you going with only springs alone. I'm running ST's right now and I occasionally scrape the frame as it is. If I can hammer my car a bit more I'll do it and suffer. Thanks, NAES
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-15-2002, 08:06 AM
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Hey NAES,

Is this DCM Impala, the one you are talking about? I saw this Imp at the car show in San Diego held at Qualcomm Stadium hosted by ICSD. It was really low, on stock wheels, with some really low profile tires (the lowest profile tire I've seen on our stock wheels).

I thought maybe this was the one you were speaking of, but I am pretty sure this had an air bag suspension, as I imagine he/she is buddies with Jason Fluch (who is parked right next to the DCM).

That is actually ME in the pic, bent down, trying to read the tire size of those low profile tires, but could not read them due to the car being so low :

post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-15-2002, 04:04 PM
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spark it or park it.
 
post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-15-2002, 04:45 PM
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Hey SSponger do you remember the tire size
post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-15-2002, 04:47 PM
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by randode:
spark it or park it.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm with randode on this one. But... I would say 2" springs, 2" spindles, and some rubber bands will get you about 4 1/2-5" lower in the front. Then cut a coil of the drop springs out back and you'll be cool. You'er gona hate speed bumps reall quick, but it will be cool. BTW, You live in Cali and you want to drop it that much on springs?!
[img]4.gif[/img] More power to ya. When I lived out there I used to scrape on every driveway, intersection and nasty bump there was. That's with having a good 3 inches of ground clearence, at least. I had to drive up sideways every were. I say go bags. It's a lot less hecktic IMO.
post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-15-2002, 08:33 PM
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those 2 cars look amazing, i'm going to make that my wall paper right now. i think that would be bags tho, it just seems a bit too low for springs, unles he did other stuff to them aswell. maybe he body dropped it, i think i remember jason talking about doing a body drop on his car. and to my understanding that would make the body lower, but the frame the same height so he might not scrape. i really like how that dcm looks so stock too. any more pics of it?
post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-15-2002, 08:38 PM
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Yes, jason's is body dropped so it scrapes body not frame. The dcm has gotta be bagged cause thats about as low as mine when its laying frame.
post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-15-2002, 10:50 PM
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Rear springs can't be cut.

The DCM is definately a bagged car. That thing wouldn't be driveable w/ coils.
post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-15-2002, 11:40 PM
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I was at the San Diego show and saw that same DCM imp and now realize the car I saw had to be bagged cuz it was just about as low as the one in the pic. This one was BBB.
Scrapyard, I'm used to going sideways all over speed bumps and dips etc. My caprice just scrapes that front plastic piece mostly. Only occasionally do I scrape frame. I'm unsure of a way to cut a coil out of the rear springs though. anyway, I want to be low w/o the bags for now, thats all. We'll see what I can come up with. NAES
post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-16-2002, 10:30 AM
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You can always whip out the torch and bend the rears. Yeah, it'll ruin the rate on them, but when your that low the ride will suck anyway.
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