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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
    Posts: 1,646


    Depends on the car
  2. 6berry
    Joined: Apr 12, 2009
    Posts: 352


    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
    Posts: 64


    I have to go with hotrodbuilderny. The car or truck will let you know.
  4. rottenrod
    Joined: Jan 7, 2008
    Posts: 159


    i dont think anybody here likes stock anything lol
  5. Low is the only way to go:cool:
  6. Mr63
    Joined: Jan 31, 2010
    Posts: 130

    from Gilbert Az

    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
    Posts: 1,466


    Customs low
    Gasser's high
    regular builds about in between
  8. allyoop
    Joined: Jan 17, 2010
    Posts: 195

    from Michigan

    I like both lowered and the gasser look. Just not too low or too high if that makes sense.
  9. harley man
    Joined: Jan 24, 2009
    Posts: 152

    harley man

    LOW Just when you think its low enough go a tic more.Not a fan of the gasser look.
  10. jdubbya
    Joined: Jul 12, 2003
    Posts: 2,435


    I like mine low, no need for bags either.
  11. outlaw1949
    Joined: Oct 8, 2009
    Posts: 507


    No such thing as too low
  12. billy zz
    Joined: Nov 17, 2009
    Posts: 241

    billy zz

    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
    Joined: Apr 12, 2009
    Posts: 352


    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
    Joined: Feb 20, 2006
    Posts: 803


    Low or high, it all depends on the car and type of build.
  15. THE_DUDE
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
    Posts: 2,601


    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
    Joined: Nov 10, 2008
    Posts: 101


  18. 6berry
    Joined: Apr 12, 2009
    Posts: 352


    ride height should be about this high off the ground

    (thats actual size too)
  19. gearhead78
    Joined: Aug 27, 2006
    Posts: 145

    from Dallas TX

    Up or down but not stock
  20. MEYER8821
    Joined: Aug 25, 2009
    Posts: 189


    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
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,426

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    depends on the build, the model, and the era..

    i like a somewhat low rake on A's
  22. 4x4fordkid
    Joined: Feb 10, 2010
    Posts: 29


    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
    Joined: Dec 28, 2008
    Posts: 950


    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
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 565


    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
    Joined: Sep 30, 2008
    Posts: 2,040

    Member Emeritus

    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
  28. billy zz
    Joined: Nov 17, 2009
    Posts: 241

    billy zz

    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.
    my driveway would tear it up.......
  29. 31-5window
    Joined: Aug 19, 2007
    Posts: 226

    from Michigan

    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
    Posts: 1,935



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