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I rode across the state of Michigan and back one day this summer in this. Wasn't bad at all- I fell asleep a few times. It did definitely scrape... a lot... and even on nearly flat pavement dips in the ground would scrape. But it wasn't that bad. Going over curbs and bumps was weird, if done slowly you could feel it move over top the bump through your ass. I believe it was lowered by extending the strut tops, and it still rode stock struts and cut springs somehow. And he drove it everywhere as his daily transportation like this for about a year- delivered Jimmy Johns in it most of that time too.
Tyler (Sven7 on here) also has a pretty damn low Rabbit convertible that he daily'd a bunch before he bought his Probe to keep the Rabbit out of the snow.
It never scraped when I rode in it (he maintains it's never scraped at all anywhere), and the ride was pretty good. It's not really hellaflush/stanced though, I suppose.
Either way, I suppose it depends how you go about it, and your personal tolerance level. I've wanted to do it to my Escort for a solid year or so, even have wheels for it... I just can't bring myself to do it until I have other tranport. The car is too useful as it is and I hate to lose that. But Tyler photoshopped it anyhow:
The rake makes it though. Would need rake.
It scares the bejesus out of me that someone, somewhere ordered the Lusitania with front drum brakes.