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ricardoa1
04-27-2010, 04:11 PM
Lets take some votes on Lowered SCs. Do you like them with a Rake or Squat...Notice leveled off is not an option ;)....Only applies to factory SC GFXs :cool:


Some sample pics that just happen to be my cars...


http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i10/ricardoa1/RakevsSquat.jpg
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i10/ricardoa1/DSC02916.jpg
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i10/ricardoa1/DSC02914.jpg

Mike8675309
04-27-2010, 07:01 PM
I prefer a little rake if anything, and not a fan of the rear dragging fo sure. But that comes from my days dreaming of muscle cars. I'm sure I could live with others. Though I always wanna little dish from my wheels anything else screams FWD to me for some reason.

neverfastenough
04-28-2010, 09:53 AM
35th has more rake over the blue car for sure. What springs are on it? Both look good tho stance wise tho.

ricardoa1
04-28-2010, 10:04 AM
As you know the blue has the Intrax springs but with all the weight redux the front lift up slighly. Sometimes it bothers me but sometimes it looks cool IMO, Like if i am constantly under WOT...Some folks like this squat look, Im not talking about a car with saggy springs. LXs cannot pull it off when the rear is lower the front it looks like it needs springs they need a rake. But SCs I think look ok with the squat.

And BTW I fixed the upside down spring issue, no noticeble change.

The black car has "stock" cut springs, One coil on the front and 3/4 of coil in the rear. By chance the front went lower then I anticipated. Left the car with a rake, which I think looks good also.....:confused::eek: I cant make up my mind I guess. Ride is about the same as stock, still gets a little floaty on the highway unless I put the suspension on firm. But rides good around town...the blue car is a spine breaker in comparison.

BLOWN38
04-28-2010, 02:56 PM
I like the rake. I also like the ghost car in the last pic.:)

T-bird Tim
05-03-2010, 12:55 PM
I like it level the best but choosing between the two options given, I would say raked. I cant stand the rear to be lower than the front. Looks like you are hauling around a couple of fat chicks that way:D

David Neibert
05-03-2010, 05:36 PM
I like it level the best but choosing between the two options given, I would say raked. I cant stand the rear to be lower than the front. Looks like you are hauling around a couple of fat chicks that way:D

What he said....:D

David

racecougar
05-03-2010, 09:38 PM
A little rake with staggered tire sizes.

ricardoa1
06-14-2010, 02:23 PM
Well I gave in and put in another set of poly isolators and perches from Damon....Now the blue car has a rake also...doesnt look bad but much higher then I wanted....Ill post some pics sometime. Reason is that when I travel to events I load up the car and that sag gets pretty bad...Car jack spare wheels full tank also created a rubbing problem...And the car looks silly. So now i can load it up and it will probably level it out.

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i10/ricardoa1/Car%20Stuff/SANY0379.jpg This is a pic of the trunk loaded up with tools and all my car trip stuff.

So two joe dirt cars in my driveway.

XxSlowpokexX
06-15-2010, 01:26 PM
I have the slightest of a rake in my car. I like it that way

Dirtyd0g
06-17-2010, 01:03 AM
My car isn't a SC it is an LX. I dropped it 1.75 and will never go back. I agree it needs to be level. IMO larger tires(27) and lower is the perfect combo.
Alan

ricardoa1
06-18-2010, 07:48 PM
Here is the two cars again after the lifting...I guess it looks ok. What do you think.


http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i10/ricardoa1/Newloweringpics001.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i10/ricardoa1/Newloweringpics003.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i10/ricardoa1/Newloweringpics005.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i10/ricardoa1/Newloweringpics006.jpg

XxSlowpokexX
06-20-2010, 03:00 AM
Think it looks better. Wonder how ya lifted it:D

Red945sp
06-21-2010, 09:58 AM
Mine is stock, and will probably stay that way. The roads around Denver will beat your car to death, these days. Also, there are dips all over the place.

But, I really like the look of lowered SCs. How is the ride affected? Mine's already pretty brutal on a rough road.

ricardoa1
06-21-2010, 01:19 PM
When you lower it you want stiffer spring to not bottom out all the time. The stock springs are stiff but not that stiff. If you get stiffer lowering springs I think you will be unhappy if you think stock is too stiff. If you get the softer aftermaket ones you will be bouncing all over the place and likely bottom out.....

CharlieB
06-21-2010, 02:49 PM
Like the last set of photos the best.

Nice pair of cars Ricco.

With the lines of an SC I think the rear should be just a tad higher than the front.

IMHO, with 245/45R17's and 1.5" lowering springs is too low. They may look good at the expense of undercarriage components. Here in TX the land of huge speed bumps, parking lots can be a real pain with an SC dropped 1.5".

ricardoa1
06-21-2010, 02:54 PM
Thanks Charile.

The black car has 245/45/18s and 275/40/18s. About the same diameter as stock. ON the blue car I had to do it a little different, 245/45/18s in front and 285/40/18 in the rear. Only because Nittos only came in that size for the 285s they did not have a 275 size that matched the front.

Dirtyd0g
06-21-2010, 04:19 PM
The trick to making the stiffer springs comfortable is good tires. I have 94-95SC wheels with 245/55 tires.
Alan

Red945sp
06-22-2010, 11:07 AM
It looks like I'll be keeping it stock. When I bought it, it had 245/50/16s on it. They looked nice, and the ride was pretty good too. But, they occasionally rubbed in the front. Now I have Falken 235/60/16s. They fill up the wheel wells a little better, and I guess they don't really affect the speedometer too much. The Falkens don't ride quite as nice as the BFGs I had before, but they are okay on smooth roads.

bigpoppa822
06-22-2010, 03:01 PM
I think rake looks good, reverse rake just makes the car look saggy and I'm not a fan. I think I still prefer level though. And I like my cars slammed, wheel gap is the devil!

XR7-4.6
06-22-2010, 05:48 PM
SC, LX, XR7, or any car for that matter I hate squat. I prefer low and level, but the lesser of the two evils is definitely "joe dirt" rake to me.

I love those SC's btw, the 35th looks great with the 94/5 bumper :)

renello79
10-15-2012, 01:21 AM
I agree with Matt, low and level. I don't like the squat, but I don't like wheel gap either. With running 245/60/16's I had alot of wheel gap, 1.5 inch drop and now it looks factory almost. It's kinda nice, It doesn't draw that much attention.

Rick_Leuce
12-31-2012, 11:36 AM
My car is lower in the front than the back.

What would this be called?:confused:

KMT
09-29-2013, 08:38 PM
My car is lower in the front than the back.

What would this be called?:confused:

'raked...'

J dot Miller
09-29-2013, 09:01 PM
I prefer the higher XR7 so I can roll it up on normal ramps, fit my big belly underneath and change the oil. INMHO it is a pain to lift a SC, let alone a lowered SC. :p

KMT
09-29-2013, 09:25 PM
I prefer the higher XR7 so I can roll it up on normal ramps, fit my big belly underneath and change the oil. INMHO it is a pain to lift a SC, let alone a lowered SC.



Mine's too low (lowered w/staggered tires) to use ramps, so I have to put it up on stands. Aluminum racing jack FTW.

The look is worth that small amount of trouble :)