May 13, 2010 23:15:10 GMT @e21meister said:
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE lowered cars with the right stance, but in that pesky thing called The Real World™, if said lowered car can't clear a speed hump or go round a corner properly, it ain't worth bup-diddly-upkuss. You can consult your internal dialogue all you want, but let's face it, deep, deep down in the pit of your stomach -
................yyyyyyyou know I'm right.
If you've all got time to burn replacing sumps and re-aligning your suspension geometry and tracking every couple of months then that's up to you, but as a person who's had enough lowered cars and the f*cked-up sumps/wheels to prove it, personally speaking I've got better things to worry about. Anyone who thinks that repairing splits and cracks in a sump on a regular basis is acceptable really ought to take a good long look in the mirror. That's probably livable on a car that's only used on a limited mileage, but on a daily driver? Come on. Commme onnn...
Here's a thought: get the camber, caster and toe settings (and while you're at it the corner weightings and check the tyre pressures) checked on your radically-lowered cars every month, especially when you've clouted a few speed humps, potholes etc. and see if your suspension set-up hasn't been compromised.
You don't do this already? Hope nothing falls off/breaks at speed.
Whether y'all bothered if your cars handle properly if they're severely lowered is one thing but like it or not - unless you only ever drive on a straight road, your car will have to take a corner at some point...