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Old 07-09-2001, 05:25 PM   #1
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Default Lowering a car.. what are the results?

My OBS is pretty high. It seems it would handle even better if it were a little lower. What does this involve and exactly what effects on handling does this have?
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Old 07-09-2001, 05:34 PM   #2
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center of gravity is increased....
meaning you'll have a bit , a better feel for where the car is on the road... cornering, dips etc. it just totally feels different...

if you use the correct springs, the body roll will be reduced...
making cornering even that more exciting and easy... in my opinion....

lastly... once you lower... you'll begin to get this itch to 'change' other things... make it better... faster... drive better... spend more money.. outta control.. then BROKE!

really though.. if you dont go too low, you will have an increased feel from the chassis of the car and a much more enjoyable ride... if you do it RIGHT...

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Old 07-09-2001, 08:52 PM   #3
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Results? I know that it looks a whole lot better.

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Old 07-10-2001, 01:14 AM   #4
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I read on MTR web page I think that on track times went up 0.5 sec. not positive on the page but I am on the time the impreza was slower lower. now I drop my imp. 1.5" and I gained cornnering speed 2 to3 %
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Old 07-10-2001, 03:38 AM   #5
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Just try not to lower it to much. That can start to make the handling worse. It a controversial topic, but if you go to low with the stock struts, dampening gets messed up, as does the cars, roll center. Let me know if you want more detail.

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