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heres a quick photoshop of my E, does anyone else have one?
 

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That photoshop picture is your subconcious telling you too buy the correct offset wheels and slam it, that would look bada$$!! I liked that look imediately.
 

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Before i slam it.. Im sorta waiting on 2 things. The funds for some Tein Basics, and the warranty ( 38000 miles left )...
 

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I don't think you'll get them that low with the basics. Plus its a PIA driving around with it that low! Trust me. I got mine dumped with Tein Basics and it has maybe 4 threads left on the front and 6 threads on the back.
 

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I don't think you'll get them that low with the basics. Plus its a PIA driving around with it that low! Trust me. I got mine dumped with Tein Basics and it has maybe 4 threads left on the front and 6 threads on the back.
Chickenball I see that you have a 4wd & your say that your that low. Have you had any problems with the rear axles? How long have you had the Teins installed.
 

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I don't think you'll get them that low with the basics. Plus its a PIA driving around with it that low! Trust me. I got mine dumped with Tein Basics and it has maybe 4 threads left on the front and 6 threads on the back.
You can go pretty low with the Tein coilovers. I actually wish that that front would go lower, I plan to take off one of the adjustment rings on the front tower to get another 1/2-3/4" lower. I had mine set all the way down in the front and 3 threads from the bottom in the rear and it's pretty low. My gas tank bar and exhaust can were 2" from the ground. It is a PIA for sure. No speed bumps almost no driveways there were even a couple uneven road surfaces were I scraped. I drove like this for the last 7 months. You just have to think ahead and don't go anywhere where you're not familiar with the roads/driveways. The "street view" on Google maps was a great tool.

Chickenball I see that you have a 4wd & your say that your that low. Have you had any problems with the rear axles? How long have you had the Teins installed.
I've had my Teins on since 2005 and I have a 4WD. No problems at all. I have only put about 20K on her since then too so take that into consideration. I have only raised it up for maybe 4 months of that time too. I'll put my stocks on whenever I'm going to need to carry some people, driving a long distance or doing some work on my 20's.



 

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So even with the heavy duty spring upgrade, there's still some rub if you have passengers in the back?
Not with the camber set at -4. I clear the fender lip easily. I get a little rub on the inner fender liner but nothing to worry about. I swap wheels and raise it up mainly for ride comfort. Hitting a dip at 70 mph with two 200lb people in the back is just too much. I've done it and it's possible but I just don't want to push it. I've dipped so low I've scraped my rear splash guards on the ground.

Hit me up on the PM if you want some more info, I'm happy to help.

Sorry for the hijack fatfurious2. We'll take it to the PMs. Your car would look fresh if you slam it like the photoshopped pic. I really like that look that you, Yong and 12MPGLOL have going on. I seriously considered going that direction for a second look for my ride.
 

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Thanks and no problem for hijacking. You can continue talking here if u want.. It gives me more info and opinions about the drop. I do plan on getting them, but just like i said, im going to wait for the warranty to run out and for my funds to increase. I dont think im goin to drop it to the max, but i want to eventually get a different stance..:D
 

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I've had them on for about 2 months now and no issues with the axles yet. I did have issues with the front compliance bushings when I installed the coilovers. They were worn out and the previous owner of my E was not too nice to the car itself. Costed me about $900 in upgrades (I did a powerslot rotor and Hawk pad upgrade, bushings, and alignment along with the coilovers).

Sorry to jack your thread. Just a note on dumping it this low. The nice thing is that I live in an area where there is not a lot of snow so I can cruise around the West Coast year round with my rims and stance.
 

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You can go pretty low with the Tein coilovers. I actually wish that that front would go lower, I plan to take off one of the adjustment rings on the front tower to get another 1/2-3/4" lower. I had mine set all the way down in the front and 3 threads from the bottom in the rear and it's pretty low. My gas tank bar and exhaust can were 2" from the ground. It is a PIA for sure. No speed bumps almost no driveways there were even a couple uneven road surfaces were I scraped. I drove like this for the last 7 months. You just have to think ahead and don't go anywhere where you're not familiar with the roads/driveways. The "street view" on Google maps was a great tool.



I've had my Teins on since 2005 and I have a 4WD. No problems at all. I have only put about 20K on her since then too so take that into consideration. I have only raised it up for maybe 4 months of that time too. I'll put my stocks on whenever I'm going to need to carry some people, driving a long distance or doing some work on my 20's.




Damn that's low! I have the same control arms on my E!
 

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So even with the heavy duty spring upgrade, there's still some rub if you have passengers in the back?
I took my regular Tein Basic Coil Overs out, and thanks to Burn619, I sent them back to Tein and had them rebuilt ($300). They sent them back (about three weeks), with heavy duty springs and REBUILT shocks. I can now carry up to 987lbs. in the rear seat without RUBBING, and that truly works for me!

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I too wish the fronts went down lower. I've got mine on the lowest setting up front but if it went down a mm more the lower spring perch would come in contact with my rim and the springs would dig into the tires. I've had mine on since the first batch hit US shores in 2005. I have broken 1 axle due to a unmarked construction blunder in Denver. I have raised the rear since then so that the wheel gap is equal to the front purely for asthetics. My DPE offsets is almost as aggressive as Burn and less than 0.5 degree of camber but I have no rubbing at all. Thats what rolling/pulling the metal fender and cutting the plastic fender will do for you. If I could get a coilover suspension that would tuck tires, then I would be all over it.
 
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