So I'm renting a house with two friends, who both have become smitten by the whole "stance/hella flush/superslammedscrapeovercaterpillarslow" scene and have built there cars accordingly. One has been driving a mkIII golf millimeters from the ground for years now, and is so low he can't take his girl to certain places for dinner, and often plans his weekend fun on whether or not someone else is driving. The other recently slammed his loaded Forester, and we had to cut out the inner fenders just so it would move. Both drive these cars daily, both have broken axle shafts in the past, and after riding in both its amazing how bad each car bottoms out and scrapes over invisibly small imperfections in the road.
Is there a right way to go about these things and still maintain a drive-able car? I agree that the cars look great with proper fitment and the low ride etc, and I even wound my coilovers down to see how the RX-7 would look so low. I drove up and down the driveway and immediately pulled back into the garage to wind the coils back up, if it doesn't handle and risks tearing up fenders I'm just not interested. After grinning ear to ear from a spirited backroad drive in the fb, I can't imagine it being as much fun to drive a car that sits so low. To each his own, and I still entertain the idea of a VIP style Cressida or similarly boxy ride just for fun, but I can't imagine driving such a vehicle could be all that exciting.. am I wrong? Perhaps I'm just too old for my own generation, I think dubstep sounds like Optimus Prime having a seizure..