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Old 08-31-2012, 01:47 PM   #43
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I don't like the slammed look (never have), but I do prefer a slight drop on any VW. I did the DG springs and honestly it's the perfect ride height for a daily driver.
Agree completely. Great stance, no suspension geometry compromises, great handling combination..

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Old 08-31-2012, 01:47 PM   #44
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I had my car fairly low, but decided to go back to stock and i'm honestly happier with it now than i was then. This was all the way down on ST coils


Personally, I think the car looked great, but it just wasn't practical and it wasn't comfortable, and I couldn't enjoy the car because I was so busy worrying about avoiding shitty roads and debris. I may get some drivers gear springs, but i'll never go as low as I was again.
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:49 PM   #45
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Lol. There's 158 page thread on the MKV side for slammed GTI's, so it appears we "stock ride height" are in the minority here?

I get this:


This, not so much:
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:52 PM   #46
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I'm 24 and I have to agree, it's just not my thing, but to each their own.

I'm stock height and I find the car to be fairly low, just about low enough. If I get bored I may look at DG springs and maybe koni FSD. But to be honest in NJ during the winter i feel like the front bumper will turn into a plow on snowy days
yep that's me too. Which is why I will be keeping my future GTI stock height
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:53 PM   #47
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GTI is stock so we'll use my Z for reference.

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Old 08-31-2012, 01:56 PM   #48
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[quote= it appears we "stock ride height" are in the minority here?[/QUOTE]

Yeah. I'm 27 and I just don't know why you would go so low to make the car a pain to drive anywhere
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:57 PM   #49
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:57 PM   #50
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To bring some flavor into this...
Lol... this car or a similar one (can't remember it's color) is here in my town. I've seen it driving home from work three times... I'm always blown away that someone jacked up their Rabbit. Dat front wheel drive setup is the best for offroading. At least lift an R haha.

Personally, I think slammed cars are pretty cool looking. I hate stretched tires and "tire poke" but a nice drastic lowering with appropriate wheels is cool in my book. I would NEVER do it though, I like my stock suspension. My Civic was lowered too much and it was obnoxious. Looked awesome though.
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:58 PM   #51
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Open your closed mind. Much easier to make judgement based on opinion rather than research.

Check out the AirRex Subaru on the autocross track at http://airrex-usa.com/
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:03 PM   #52
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To be completely honest, I have never been a fan of the slammed look...and I'm 21.

To each their own I guess, but I prefer the clean look of a stock GTI.
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:06 PM   #53
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These are the only cars (imo) that look good slammed





















































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Old 08-31-2012, 02:07 PM   #54
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Open your closed mind. Much easier to make judgement based on opinion rather than research.

Check out the AirRex Subaru on the autocross track at http://airrex-usa.com/

I've done the research. Still don't like the stretched tires and laying frame when a tiny bump in the road presents itself. Airbags are a nightmare for the 350Z. There are plenty of member journals to attest to that on my350z.
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I'm currently rocking the stock suspension and I don't think it looks bad at all. I'm tossing around the idea of some DG springs to bring it down a bit, but still keep the function. I had a Miata that was lowered on some H&R springs, but that was purpose built for auto-x. It handled most roads pretty well, but on crappy roads it definitely got uncomfortable. BTW I'm 27, but I've abused my body too much and I've got a bad knee with arthritis and all kinds of other aches and pains, and that combined with being 6'2", doesn't make it easy to get into a slammed vehicle. Plus that's just not my style...
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Friend of mine who works at the VW dealer in town told me if I lowered my car anymore than it is, they wouldn't be able to get it on the lifts for repair work, so apparently the stock suspension is the lowest I could even go regardless
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