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ride height?????

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by duke182, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. Hotrodbuilderny
    Joined: Mar 20, 2009
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    Depends on the car
     
  2. 6berry
    Joined: Apr 12, 2009
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    mopars on the ground for sure. anything low but a gasser is a good second choice. never stock height
     
  3. oldchevy
    Joined: Nov 27, 2009
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    I have to go with hotrodbuilderny. The car or truck will let you know.
     
  4. rottenrod
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    i dont think anybody here likes stock anything lol
     
  5. Low is the only way to go:cool:
     
  6. Mr63
    Joined: Jan 31, 2010
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    I really got to figure out how to get this thing like the photo. the more I look at this picture the more I am feeling it.
     
  7. nutajunka
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
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    Customs low
    Gasser's high
    regular builds about in between
     
  8. allyoop
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    I like both lowered and the gasser look. Just not too low or too high if that makes sense.
     
  9. harley man
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    LOW Just when you think its low enough go a tic more.Not a fan of the gasser look.
     
  10. jdubbya
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    I like mine low, no need for bags either.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. outlaw1949
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    No such thing as too low
     
  12. billy zz
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    if i have to either slow to a crawl or avoid a speed bump altogether.
    then it is an unusable vehicle and therefore worthless to me.
    if a mere pothole will wreck my day.
    i wont own it.
    so i like lowered but it has to be sensible.
     
  13. 6berry
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    when mine had the stock frame i did 4 inch blocks in the back and cut the springs in front and it sat pretty good. now i got it on a bagged s10 frame and it can lay frame on 20's
     
  14. Custom54
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    Low or high, it all depends on the car and type of build.
     
  15. THE_DUDE
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    There is no ride like a low ride <object width="425px" height="360px">
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  16. As low as humanly possible. Unless its a high boy or some other type of old timey hot rod.
     
  17. 340Fish
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  18. 6berry
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    ride height should be about this high off the ground
    ---------------

    (thats actual size too)
     
  19. gearhead78
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    Up or down but not stock
     
  20. MEYER8821
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    I love the look of a gasser, but i am more of a lowered/slammed kinda of guy, everything looks better low :)
     
  21. Von Rigg Fink
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    depends on the build, the model, and the era..

    i like a somewhat low rake on A's
     
  22. 4x4fordkid
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    Well since I am into classic 4x4s, I like to see them stock or witha bit of a lift. But as far as two wheel drives go, a little low is ok too. I'm trying to convince my wife to let me lower her '62 f100 short bed, but she wants me to convert it over to a four wheel drive.
     
  23. chevyshack
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    I once seen a gmc safari van SLAMMED. There is such a thing as too low. It was channeled, bagged and sectioned. It was laying frame and the roof was at my waste level. Im 5'8".
     
  24. I like the classic California rake.Little lower in front than in back with the back low.
     
  25. Theo:HotRodGod
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    I don't want a car if it doesn't drive but I like them as low as possible. As long as pinnion angle, alignment and transmission, & oil pan clear, put that bitch on the ground.
     
  26. I have driven extremely low cars off and on, on a daily basis, for over twenty years. A low car is not that really that hard to live with. When I was 18-20 I had several mini trucks that were very low; for example, I could hit a beer can laying on it's side if I hit the brakes while passing by, and I used this thing to deliver pizzas for a few years. I thought that was extreme, and I'd never have a car that low again(I'm 41 now). I went and looked under the front of my daily driver '87 Chevy truck the other day, and the lower A-Arm would knock over a beer can at ride height. I drive it like a regular car; maybe not like a truck, but I have hopped curbs, I don't really slow down for speed bumps, etc., you get the idea. My opinion is, if the engine or oil/trans pan isn't the lowest part of the vehicle, low is the way to go. Sure looks cool!
     
  27. Kripfink
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    I like all the above statements."laying frame" just looks like a broken car to me.But then again I have a history of "not getting it" when whatever "it" is is the "in" thing with the kool kids:D
    Paul
     
  28. billy zz
    Joined: Nov 17, 2009
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    if you ever DO "get it"
    P.M. me and give me some pointers ok?;)



    BTW i live in the country and a low rider wouldnt last a week around here.
    hell
    my driveway would tear it up.......
     
  29. 31-5window
    Joined: Aug 19, 2007
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    I'am gonna say it depends on what it is.I like 47 to 54 low but some of the older stuff kinda like a rake on it just my 2cents
     
  30. HotRodFreak
    Joined: Mar 25, 2005
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    Low.............always!
     

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