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what does slammed car mean?

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what does slammed car mean?

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Lowered suspension and the bumper should almost stick on the floor.

Rice? Yes.....your car wont move faster, but way slower.
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MP3_SKY wrote:Lowered suspension and the bumper should almost stick on the floor.

Rice? Yes.....your car wont move faster, but way slower.

So mr car expert, how so? care to explain?
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brisk wrote:as title. thx
It means lowering the car to the point where it will compete with most snow plows I believe though someone will have to educate me on new terms.
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jetway1212 wrote:So mr car expert, how so? care to explain?
You bottom out much more. Normal streets aren't a nice clean, flat race track, they have bumps, cracks and potholes as well as garbage.
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bionicbadger wrote:You bottom out much more.
Why would you bottom out much more? When you lower your car, you use lowering springs. Those springs have a different spring rate (stiffer) than stock. The chances of bottoming out, are the same as if you didn't lower the car.
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jetway1212 wrote:So mr car expert, how so? care to explain?
Since your car body is lower, you need to becareful for the potholes and the bumps in the parking lot, kinda annoying just to avoid those potholes and slow down to avoid a big hit on the bumps........otherwise, you will have to repaint your front bumper often and it hurts your suspension.

I always wanted to add a front lips on my car, but with the potholes and our lovely winter, I ignore this idea....,my car is slightly dropped, keep it drivable in winter.


so your car is "slammed"? :lol:
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CRXGSR wrote:Why would you bottom out much more? When you lower your car, you use lowering springs. Those springs have a different spring rate (stiffer) than stock. The chances of bottoming out, are the same as if you didn't lower the car.
Have you noticed how amusing it is to watch lowered cars go over speed bumps and potholes??

Having stiffer suspension does not stop you from bottoming out if an appropriately sized bump dictates so... Also driveways are a real issue from what I have seen. Plus majority of the ricer community has stupidly large fart cans dangling precariously close to the ground in addition to unnecessarily oversized tires and wheels rubbing thoroughly against the wheel wells.
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MP3_SKY wrote:Since your car body is lower, you need to becareful for the potholes and the bumps in the parking lot, kinda annoying just to avoid those potholes and slow down to avoid a big hit on the bumps........otherwise, you will have to repaint your front bumper often and it hurts your suspension.

I always wanted to add a front lips on my car, but with the potholes and our lovely winter, I ignore this idea....,my car is slightly dropped, keep it drivable in winter.


so your car is "slammed"? :lol:

LOL so that is your explaination of your above statement? You made me laughed......hahahhahahah


Yeah talk about car noobs
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alot of people think 1.5" drop from stock height is slammed, i am almost 2.5" lower then stock in my integra and its not slammed enough for me, and i dont have any problems bottoming out and grazing anywhere only speed bumps are tricky.. if ur a newb to lowerd suspension you will fcuk up ur lips/oilpan whatever...
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Yeah, I don't think you'd want to take a slammed car in Ottawa with the speed bumps the have particularly on the oneway streets. It's fun watching some cars go airbourne over them.
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ichpen wrote:Have you noticed how amusing it is to watch lowered cars go over speed bumps and potholes??

Having stiffer suspension does not stop you from bottoming out if an appropriately sized bump dictates so... Also driveways are a real issue from what I have seen. Plus majority of the ricer community has stupidly large fart cans dangling precariously close to the ground in addition to unnecessarily oversized tires and wheels rubbing thoroughly against the wheel wells.

LOL i guess you havent seen high class ricers. Air ride can eliminate all that. :D

Anyway, for tuners, lowering gravity center is their goal. However on some vehicles due to their designs of suspension lowering too much will actually hurt the performances (handling)

Lowered ride is unconfortable due to most of them are on cheap springs and coils setup. Fully adjustable dampers are more appropriate for performance and comfort.

Bouncy ride is due blown shocks.
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