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Old 09-26-2013, 02:16 PM   #141
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I have to say, if your car acts like a plow, aren't you worried about damaging your bumper?

And raising the chance of snow building up wedging against the under engine tray? Like a wedge effect.

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Old 09-26-2013, 03:55 PM   #142
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I have to say, if your car acts like a plow, aren't you worried about damaging your bumper?

And raising the chance of snow building up wedging against the under engine tray? Like a wedge effect.

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Nah because snow does go under my car and get busted up and your motor is hot so you actually get a pocket of hot air circulating under your car that will help melt up any thing that will come under the car. :) and snow on a bumper isn't a big deal it just moves out of the way and in 4+ inches of snow your guys cars at stock height will still be hitting snow in patches :)


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Old 09-27-2013, 01:47 PM   #143
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Got the car back on the ground yesterday and it's sitting nice and low she loves it still not quite as low as me ;)
Over all I'm extremely happy with the car I can't wait to get the wheels off and put the new ones on she's more excited then me haha but even tho the product doesn't "fit" these cars it works and it does what it is ment to do and if your popping pear he's out to get lower it's your fault you can't raise it safely. All likes from me I love the low life



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Old 09-27-2013, 02:10 PM   #144
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I just hate that with both coilovers and the likes of sportlines, you have a reverse rake.
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:22 PM   #145
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I just hate that with both coilovers and the likes of sportlines, you have a reverse rake.
So far only these coilovers. Nobody has really posted reviews of others, but on a properly designed set you should be able to add or remove rake as you see fit.

Also caution-rake is a topic that should probably have it's own thread...
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:46 PM   #146
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I don't have reverse rake this is flat the car is sitting flat your front fenders have a higher arch then the rears another way around this issue is fitting the wheels to fit. Closer to the fender and honestly with the wheels she had chosen were gonna need to be able to lift it a quarter inch so I'm really not worried about it. If you really want your front end lower then swap out the springs but good luck with that cause your going to wear out axles and tie rods and bushings all day. I've been thru it all


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Old 10-03-2013, 10:53 PM   #148
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Got a ride in the focus and they ride great for being spun all the way down front and rear! She's happy with them witch is all that matters they ride a little bouncy but that is to be expected with coil overs all the way down. We had a test fit of the soon to be wheels and now we're thinking about switching to air ride. Because why not lay frame? I think this product is a bomb proof product! I would do it again.


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I just hate that with both coilovers and the likes of sportlines, you have a reverse rake.
I don't have reverse rake with sportlines
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I don't have reverse rake with sportlines
As mentioned, it's the wheel arches that make it look that way.
A staggered set up would probably fix that, but it's the front that would have to have the bigger wheel.
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