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      01-31-2008, 11:30 AM   #1
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Lowering your 335 in NYC

Hoe do you guys feel about lowering your 335 and driving on these hellish roads in NYC?

I drive to NYC 5 days a week (I know every pothole on the way in and out) I want to add some H&R sports, spacers and keep the 189 wheels..

Anyone think I'll really hate it? Anyone done it on a daily usage car?
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      01-31-2008, 11:39 AM   #2
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Not me... I didn't drop mine due to the drive way, other wise I would hit and scratch the front bumper... I used to live in Whitestone... and 20th road is FUCKED up!
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      01-31-2008, 11:46 AM   #3
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Hoe do you guys feel about lowering your 335 and driving on these hellish roads in NYC?

I drive to NYC 5 days a week (I know every pothole on the way in and out) I want to add some H&R sports, spacers and keep the 189 wheels..

Anyone think I'll really hate it? Anyone done it on a daily usage car?
I've lowered my car almost 2 years with 19"
not a big problem for me
also I drive my car daily.
it is true that roads are suck in NYC
but I think that it depands on your driving style
you should be Ok since you say that you know every pothole on the way in and out
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      01-31-2008, 11:53 AM   #4
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It shouldn't be that bad. But yeah, whitestone takes the cake for some f'ed up raods, its like nothing is level over there. As long as you know where potholes are and can see them coming, you should be perfectly fine. I had my old DD dropped pretty low, the ride was harsh, but for me i didn't really care till like 4yrs after i put the springs on. thats when it got old and i was ready for a new car anyway.
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      01-31-2008, 02:43 PM   #5
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my recommendation would be get KW v2s and you can adjust them so in the summer drop it like its hot and the winter jack that shit up
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my recommendation would be get KW v2s and you can adjust them so in the summer drop it like its hot and the winter jack that shit up
just like when they dropped you on your head when you were younger right? lol!

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just like when they dropped you on your head when you were younger right? lol!

yea good one
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yea good one
You know that was a good one. lol!

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You know that was a good one. lol!

no it was horrible you fail
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no it was horrible you fail

lol poor scott




back on topic: i wouldnt lower on just springs, its gonna crap up the ride of the car
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lol poor scott




back on topic: i wouldnt lower on just springs, its gonna crap up the ride of the car


we'll see next wednesday, you punk!!!
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we'll see next wednesday, you punk!!!

yeah yeah IF you even come!
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get coilovers or springs/shocks...

so wats going on this weds?
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ur going to have to avoid a lot of pot holes... u wont be able to drive ur car the way u want to... i was thinking of a drop but decided not to coz of the ride quality...
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a good set of coilovers will achieve both good ride quality and a good drop, something like KW, Bilstein, or Koni, or even Tein. but yea most people dont do it around here cuz the pothole sucks and the roads are horrible.
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      02-03-2008, 04:24 AM   #18
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i'd say just stick w/ the oem setup. if you do drop it, i think you'll drive much slower than usual, then you wouldn't be enjoying the car anymore.
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I have to agree that coil overs are the awesome.... but ride quality usually goes down not up. I have been in my share of cars with coil overs. You gain a tremendous amount of handling but ride quality goes down. Its like a give and take.
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