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    lower my VX

    I am thinking of having my VX lowered about 4 inches, the reason is mainly I am keeping this car on the main roads, no climbing, no off roads and I am getting older and feel the car looks better when the wheels and body are in closer proximity and form more of a unit,my questions are, is this a lot of work? how costly would this be ? are there other options ? thanks for any information you can give me

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Lifting is the only option!!!!!!!!!!

    Bart

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    I think 4" is a bit too much... you'll change the whole suspension geometry with a lot of camber causing uneven tire wear and performance loss, and you'll rub your fenders to boot.

    Try a 1.5" drop up front by cranking down the torsion bars, and a 2.5" drop in back with some custom coils. You can get some made for you for abou $200.

    I tried to do this with a set of springs from Valley Custom Springworks, but the coils they made for me didn't achieve any drop. Do a search on valley to find my drop threads. I suggest that if you want to pursue this, go with a local spring maker and have them test the fit of the springs before paying them.
    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobus
    feel the car looks better when the wheels and body are in closer proximity and form more of a unit
    Buy bigger tires. Go with the famous Nittos, they will get you as close to filling the wheel well as is practical without a lift.

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    A LOT will go into making it happen. And a LOT of $$. Good luck....

    Gary Noonan
    '01 S/C VX / '18 Forester XT

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    Quote Originally Posted by WyrreJ
    Buy bigger tires. Go with the famous Nittos, they will get you as close to filling the wheel well as is practical without a lift.
    You'll also get worse acceleration, worse gas mileage, and decreased handling due to heavier wheels and a higher center of gravity. Dropping 2" makes more sense for road driving.

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    MY EYES! OH GOD IT BURNS!

    :O

    Sorry,

    Bart

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    Frontal view of a lowered VX



    Not my cup O tea but to each their own.
    Live Free or DIE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VehiX
    Not my cup O tea but to each their own.
    Indeed, variety IS the spice of life...

    Bart

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    Quote Originally Posted by nfpgasmask
    MY EYES! OH GOD IT BURNS!
    Quote Originally Posted by nfpgasmask
    Indeed, variety IS the spice of life...
    In this case, variety seems to be a scotch bonnet pepper... right in your eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by transio
    In this case, variety seems to be a scotch bonnet pepper... right in your eyes.
    Yeah, its absolutely heinous looking

    THIS is the look:

    http://www.vehicross.info/gallery/sh...o.php?photo=66

    *drooling*

    Bart

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    Cool It's been done...

    I wouldn't do it because nothing is more humiliating that scraping your T-fer case over a speed bump at the local super market, but then to each his own Enjoy...
    NAVIGATOR

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    Quote Originally Posted by nfpgasmask
    Yeah, its absolutely heinous looking

    THIS is the look:

    http://www.vehicross.info/gallery/sh...o.php?photo=66

    *drooling*

    Bart
    Did anybody ever find out where to get those wheels? Me want. The only thing better than black is MORE BLACK. I was even thinking about checking into replacement black seats & stuff for the inside of mine down the road.

    But lowering? Never!

    Variety Shchmiety. Trucks don't belong anywhere near the ground. Form should follow function. One of my favorite things about the VX is how its form follows function. My wife's Impreza is close to the ground if that's your thing ... AWD, auto, hatchback ... basically a mini-VX built for highway driving more than offroad.

    But that's just my opinion

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    I'm 100% with you dude

    Those rims that Daver has are OZ Cronos, basically impossible to get in the US as they were only made in Japan I guess. Daver told me he had them imported ($$$$$$$$$$$$) so imo its just not worth it, however they are SWEET.

    Speaking of more black, does anyone know positively if smoked headlight covers are ILLEGAL or just frowned upon? I suppose it might depend on where you live too...

    Bart


    Quote Originally Posted by Tobert
    Did anybody ever find out where to get those wheels? Me want. The only thing better than black is MORE BLACK. I was even thinking about checking into replacement black seats & stuff for the inside of mine down the road.

    But lowering? Never!

    Variety Shchmiety. Trucks don't belong anywhere near the ground. Form should follow function. One of my favorite things about the VX is how its form follows function. My wife's Impreza is close to the ground if that's your thing ... AWD, auto, hatchback ... basically a mini-VX built for highway driving more than offroad.

    But that's just my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by nfpgasmask
    I'm 100% with you dude

    Those rims that Daver has are OZ Cronos, basically impossible to get in the US as they were only made in Japan I guess. Daver told me he had them imported ($$$$$$$$$$$$) so imo its just not worth it, however they are SWEET.

    Speaking of more black, does anyone know positively if smoked headlight covers are ILLEGAL or just frowned upon? I suppose it might depend on where you live too...

    Bart
    depends on ur state.....since most aftermarket lights arent DOT theyre illegal here in CA.

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