View Poll Results: Lowered SC's Rake or Squat.

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  • I love me a raked up SCs, One of my fav movie is Joe Dirt

    18 41.86%
  • I love the squat on my SC yo. Its off the chain. Euro look FTW.

    25 58.14%
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Thread: How do you like your SC lowered....

  1. #1
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    How do you like your SC lowered....

    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


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




    Last edited by ricardoa1; 04-27-2010 at 07:57 PM.

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    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.

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    35th has more rake over the blue car for sure. What springs are on it? Both look good tho stance wise tho.

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    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..... 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.

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    I like the rake. I also like the ghost car in the last pic.
    ~Chris
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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-bird Tim View Post
    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
    What he said....

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    A little rake with staggered tire sizes.

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    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.

    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.

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    I have the slightest of a rake in my car. I like it that way
    They don't call me "SLOWPOKE" for nothin!
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    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

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    Here is the two cars again after the lifting...I guess it looks ok. What do you think.









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    Think it looks better. Wonder how ya lifted it
    They don't call me "SLOWPOKE" for nothin!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricardoa1 View Post
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    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.

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    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.....

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