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Old 01-20-2005, 01:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My car's already pretty low. I scrape on speed bumps, and while it looks nice, clearance is a problem sometimes.

My question is if I install an xbrace, and maybe sway bars, will I lose any more clearance? I don't know enough about the underside of the car and their positioning.

I want to do some suspension work, but I'm not going to if I lose any more clearance. Anyone have experience with this?
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The X brace on my car definitely does not hang below the bottom part of my stock bumper...I think not...
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Old 01-20-2005, 06:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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if you install the x brace yes it will lower the middle of the car , id say only an inch and half at most. when i look under the car my x brace is lower than anything else.
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Have you thought about getting new springs?

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New springs would cost me like $600 minimum though, for cheap ones. Install and alignment is like $275. I don't really wanna pay that much to redo a mod, ya know?

Will sway bars affect the clearance?
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Old 01-20-2005, 10:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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A little off topic, but I got a quick Q to komodo. How does the borla x pipe exhaust sound?
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Yeah.. $600 is a lil too much for springs. $600 installed maybe? Even so thats still a lot of money.
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Originally posted by theruss1an1+Jan 20 2005, 10:35 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(theruss1an1 @ Jan 20 2005, 10:35 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'>A little off topic, but I got a quick Q to komodo. How does the borla x pipe exhaust sound?
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It sounds nice, a bit raspy, but you can tell with a catback exhaust, it'll sound farrr better. I love it though, people know it's not stock when you accelerate by them.

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Yeah, I meant cost installed, sorry.
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You can add "spring pads" which is basically anything that can hold 1/4 or the sprung weight of your car put underneath the spring and the spring perch to raise the car a bit. I have been thinking about doing this to raise my car about 1/4-1/2 an inch to stop scraping on bumps ect.
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if you install the x brace yes it will lower the middle of the car , id say only an inch and half at most. when i look under the car my x brace is lower than anything else.
hmmmm...sorry for the bad info...i'll have to take a look at mine again...
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I'm more questioning the sway bars... what about them?
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