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    Stance=No Fun

    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..

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    Re: Stance=No Fun

    I can't stand dubstep but I do love a stanced car that is built properly. In addition to the RX7 I have a stanced Miata. It's got more skidplates than a Jeep, rolled fenders, and a good setup on the coilovers that makes it feel like you're practically riding on a cloud right up until you hit that expansion joint going 50. :lol: If I want to tear up backroads I take the RX7; if I want to drive around town looking cool I drive the Miata. 8) I couldn't handle having a car that low as my only car...

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    So it can be done without ruining the car? I love the way they look it would just be nice to have a stanced car that also handled like a boss...

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    Re: Stance=No Fun

    Quote Originally Posted by oldisgold
    So it can be done without ruining the car?
    Yes, but ir's MUCH easier on an older RWD Japanese car than on a modern FWD car. :wink:

    The key is being that low and still having suspension travel, which they do not.

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    Re: Stance=No Fun

    Also air ride. Drive around with it up, park it with it down. If I were wanting this look for a modern FWD car, that's what I'd do.

    You can only see it when it's parked anyway. :lol:

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    Re: Stance=No Fun

    When I read/hear the word stance I think of ghetto or trailer park kids. Its just that around here every "stanced" car is a honda with some kind of a system that costs more than their car inside driving around at 5000/6000rpm but only going 30mph down my block and in my apartment complex.

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    Re: Stance=No Fun

    Not really inline with the "stance" thing, but the Riverside wagon is about as low as it gets, but I'm fairly sure it gets driven around with bigger tyres for any reasonable distance.

    http://gx61.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/img_0584.jpg

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    Airbags are the way to go. I've owned an '89 Toyota Crown import, although standard bags suck balls you could do just that. Drive around normal but dump the shit out of it parked Any after market kits will ride really well, but they do get bumpy when aired out completely. Function should come before form, not the other way like stated on Stance:Nation's blog

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    Re: Stance=No Fun

    other recently slammed his loaded Forester, and we had to cut out the inner fenders just so it would move.
    :lol: I hate the non functional crap with the wheels turned sideways, you are supposed to roll on the tread not the sidewall, at least they can't get much speed out of them or they would kill someone. I need to jack up my car to roll over a speed bump but it's HELLA FLUSH! it will die like the fast and furious look is doing and the other stupid fads, it eventually comes back to real drivable cars

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    Re: Stance=No Fun

    Quote Originally Posted by lostforawhile
    other recently slammed his loaded Forester, and we had to cut out the inner fenders just so it would move.
    :lol: I hate the non functional crap with the wheels turned sideways, you are supposed to roll on the tread not the sidewall, at least they can't get much speed out of them or they would kill someone. I need to jack up my car to roll over a speed bump but it's HELLA FLUSH! it will die like the fast and furious look is doing and the other stupid fads, it eventually comes back to real drivable cars
    I daily mine :|

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