Looking to lower my car (I know, I know...save it)....Experts?

 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:23 pm    Post subject: Looking to lower my car (I know, I know...save it)....Experts?

So I totaled my 428i. First accident in 25 years of driving and it turns out to be a doozy. Really only looked like front fender damage but insurance chose to salvage it after the repair estimate came in at 31K (!!!!).

Anyways, my brother's hooking me up with his current gen ES350 for a great price and I wanted to lower it since it looks a little too "old man" to me. I've scoured the internet and I can't find a damn thing on this car as to what springs to buy. I don't plan to track or anything so I don't need coilovers. I just want a simple 1" drop. Figure I'll get rims later.

I KNOW there's some LG'ers that are into the scene so to speak. Thought I've outgrown it since I sold my S2K 12 years ago but I have to do a little something to this ride. I feel like I'm going to go sell insurance. I ain't about that lifE!

Oh and any directions on which tint shop would be great too!

Thanks LG bros!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:57 pm    Post subject:

w t f that's a beautiful car, you don't have to change it! I don't see "old man" when I see that car, I see class, taste, and wisdom

source: non-car person fwiw
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:27 am    Post subject:

Huey Lewis & The News wrote:
w t f that's a beautiful car, you don't have to change it! I don't see "old man" when I see that car, I see class, taste, and wisdom

source: non-car person fwiw


B-b-but I want to be young, reckless and dumb.


Seriously though I feel like I'm going 4 wheeling with stock suspension. Can't do it. 1" is really, really minimal. Right now I can fit a freaking a 2x4 in the wheel gap.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:59 am    Post subject:

Slam it and stance it. If those tires aren't at a 45 degree angle, then you ain't rollin'.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:57 am    Post subject:

You're making do with just lowering springs?? LAME!

Bag it. Once you're done with that, you gotta put some bosozoku pipes on dat thang cuz JDM, yo!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:32 am    Post subject:

JAY BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:35 am    Post subject:

Shouldn't the hydraulics allow you to lower and raise it yourself?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:58 am    Post subject:

Hydraulics are old school. Air ride is the thing
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