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      10-19-2012, 01:08 PM   #1
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Why pics on height-adjustable coilover installs?

Why do people ask for pics of height-adjustable coilover installs? I can understand asking for pics when non-adjustable suspension components are installed, but with coilovers, the car will sit however the owner wants it to sit. Am I missing something?
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Certain adjustable coil overs go lower than others. Some coil overs will actually allow you to raise the vehicle higher.
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I think people just want to see how the car 'looks' with the coilover kit, because alot of people just do it for aesthetic reasons vs purely performance. So they are trying to picture what their car would look like with those coilovers on their car.
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I think people just want to see how the car 'looks' with the coilover kit, because alot of people just do it for aesthetic reasons vs purely performance. So they are trying to picture what their car would look like with those coilovers on their car.
Okay, but unless the owner is setting the coilover to maximum or minimum ride height, what does a picture of the coilover installed show? A car with coilover #1 set to a certain height will look exactly the same as a car with coilover #2 set to the same height, right? It's not like with springs where one model will lower differently than another.

I can understand if pics of height range extremes are requested, but it seems like people just want to see pics regardless of the settings. Just seems strange to me.
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Okay, but unless the owner is setting the coilover to maximum or minimum ride height, what does a picture of the coilover installed show? A car with coilover #1 set to a certain height will look exactly the same as a car with coilover #2 set to the same height, right? It's not like with springs where one model will lower differently than another.

I can understand if pics of height range extremes are requested, but it seems like people just want to see pics regardless of the settings. Just seems strange to me.
Totally agree with you on this!

But if this were the dumbest thing people ever asked for on these forums, I think we'd be about ten times better off ...
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Okay, but unless the owner is setting the coilover to maximum or minimum ride height, what does a picture of the coilover installed show? A car with coilover #1 set to a certain height will look exactly the same as a car with coilover #2 set to the same height, right? It's not like with springs where one model will lower differently than another.

I can understand if pics of height range extremes are requested, but it seems like people just want to see pics regardless of the settings. Just seems strange to me.
Totally understand your point. I guess some people just want to see how it looks :shrug:
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