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HI-RES
16-02-2004, 04:46 PM
I have 16" ROH rims and 1.5" king lowered springs (std suspension).
Its still to high though!

When the storms hit brissy a few weeks back and bush tree in the front yard got ripped out and landed on my car (its all fixed now), despite how pissed off I was....the weight of the tree pushed the springs down on the front so much the top of the tyre was sitting above the wheel arch. Now that looked noice! When the car got fixed it looked so high in comparison!
another 1" or so would suffice, seeing I dont have a bodykit (prospects arent lookin too flash) I figure just drop it on its guts instead :twisted:

If I put adjustable konis on can I go lower or do u need lower springs (superlows available?) as well.

Nate
16-02-2004, 05:53 PM
As low as you go, as low as you go (go the foo's)

I heard konis are a bit over rated. any comments??

JBT
16-02-2004, 07:43 PM
Don't know how they will be on the Astina but Koni sport adjustables made my 95 MX-5 into a different (as in wow!!) car. Improved the ride and the handling has gone from triffic to spectacular. :D

mrpayner
16-02-2004, 08:27 PM
A few ppl here have the Koni yellows in their ride.. check with Cosmo Dude, Rupewrecht and there's possibly another one or 2 that have these dampers.. [Critter maybe, he's got a BJ SP20].

Myself... I went between 2" and 2" lower.. it does look great and I have included a photo of before and after to give you a comparison of what a BA Astina looks like..

http://www.amihotornot.com.au/album/photos%5C18162-2004216212629.jpg

http://www.astinagt.com/readers/~MrPayner/asti_002.jpg

Cheers
AP

Dogo
16-02-2004, 08:32 PM
my car, but I cant take the credit for this :

"hows this for low" (http://www.syndicatemotorsports.org/images/MVI_0243.avi) ( 1.3mb )

'nuff said :wink:

sik astina
16-02-2004, 08:40 PM
back in the days when tony owned it :D :mrgreen:

Dogo
16-02-2004, 09:23 PM
obviously :P

BigBoyLemonade
16-02-2004, 10:24 PM
hehehehehe... yeah never cut 3" springs in half and run honda civic 14" rims

I learnt the hard way... but geezzz we never laughed so hard

MrShadow
17-02-2004, 09:32 AM
How low am I? Let's just say I'm riding in the Jet Stream, but that's gonna change as of next year...

Critter
17-02-2004, 07:28 PM
The Koni's are just fabulous.

But you would need lower springs as well.

The Koni's just damp the springs as needed.

Cosmo Dude
17-02-2004, 07:42 PM
http://www.amihotornot.com.au/album/photos%5C18162-2004216212629.jpg
Damn, was my car that high too :oops:
And yeah the Konis are fantastic, the height is good now but I can't wait till I have them on the front as well.

Now http://au.geocities.com/mrpayner/AGTCruise080204/100_1153.jpg

platypus
19-02-2004, 12:37 AM
get a kit man.... if your already low.....

you could go super lows, but then your prolly gonna scrub.... not good, you'll get it rolled, and then it will look high again!!!

or try adjustables... (coilovers) this will allow you to go from Mr.payner style 4WD to odd12c ahh **** not another body kit....

ok its not that wide, but you get the idea

Maz323f
19-02-2004, 04:08 AM
I have less than 6cm clearence at the front :) :( (not sure which emotion to use)

KittyKatSmack
19-02-2004, 09:54 AM
Not a word out of any of you

*stares at everyone*

Not a word dammit!!!!!

sik astina
19-02-2004, 10:36 PM
lol :lol:

P'cisT
19-02-2004, 10:48 PM
http://www.amihotornot.com.au/album/photos%5C18162-2004216212629.jpg


Is this picture a photochop joke? 'Cos if it is, its soo funny :lol:

If it isn't, anyone should be ashamed to drive like that. It's like them stereotyped nerds that wear their pants real high :P

At least its all fine now for this car.

dfvadr
20-02-2004, 10:03 PM
dont worry kitty ill make sure they dont tell u too bloody well dump ittttttttttt

MrShadow
22-02-2004, 08:22 PM
Not a word out of any of you

*stares at everyone*

Not a word dammit!!!!!

/shady hides behind kitty, nodding and agreeing...
:D

mrpayner
23-02-2004, 11:30 AM
Is this picture a photochop joke? 'Cos if it is, its soo funny :lol:

If it isn't, anyone should be ashamed to drive like that. It's like them stereotyped nerds that wear their pants real high :P

At least its all fine now for this car.

No.. it was the real deal.. the lower than standard profile tyres made the gap look bigger I must admit, most 15" rims have 55+ sidewalls.. Mine are 205/50's..

Yes.. it looks ****e loads better!

AP

ssman
06-03-2004, 06:15 PM
1 1/2 inches i think it looks good and it is still comfortable to ride in.

Dogo
06-03-2004, 09:57 PM
on that note - i've run at 3 different height now if u include stock height. the biggest noticeable difference in 'ride comfort' actually came from 18" vs 16" rims. not the height of the springs

ssman
07-03-2004, 12:42 PM
thats running 17 in wheels

sik astina
07-03-2004, 03:54 PM
tony asked to put this up

http://www.unleash.au.com/astina-pics/tony-low.jpg

gotta love it :mrgreen:

sik astina
07-03-2004, 03:59 PM
one more

http://www.unleash.au.com/astina-pics/tony-low2.jpg

-Mick

Cosmo Dude
07-03-2004, 04:21 PM
LOL, looks good but springs would be good :mrgreen:

BigBoyLemonade
07-03-2004, 08:52 PM
hehehe that had springs in it. I drove round like that for 12months. It was the small 13" civic wheels that made it too low :)

Asterix
15-03-2004, 10:34 PM
17's with 40mm (1.5 inch dump).
Would like to go another 1-1.5inch further so the rear arch just hides the top of the rubber. Now that looks sweet!
:)

SehnKhan
15-03-2004, 10:40 PM
16" rims sitting on 30mm King Springs. Still wanna go lower :twisted:

pr1mo
15-03-2004, 10:53 PM
hehe thats pretty mad that the BG was already lowered when you bought it :)

SehnKhan
15-03-2004, 10:55 PM
Oh yes, I had an inkling it was once the 16's went on, it looked like a good ride height. But will be going lower at a later date :P

geetee
17-03-2004, 09:18 AM
http://www.amihotornot.com.au/album/photos%5C18162-2004216212629.jpg


Is this picture a photochop joke? 'Cos if it is, its soo funny :lol:

If it isn't, anyone should be ashamed to drive like that. It's like them stereotyped nerds that wear their pants real high :P

At least its all fine now for this car.
DID YOU HAVE A GLASS PANEL IN THE FLOOR?
SO YOU COULD SEE THE ROAD??? :wink:

sik astina
17-03-2004, 09:30 AM
LMAO :lol: :lol: :lol:

geetee
17-03-2004, 09:40 AM
DON`T KNOW ABOUT YOUR CAR BUT THE BUMP STOPS IN MY BG ARE ABOUT 4 INCHE LONG AND I WOULD PROB CUT THEM IF NEEDED. BUT I WOULD MAKE SURE THE SHINY SHAFT TRAVELLED DOWN THE TUBE IT`S FULL LENGTH. YOUR CAR LOOKS NICE NOW THOUGH. I`D LEAVE IT AS IS.....UNTIL YOU GET BORED!!!
THATS WHAT USUALLY HAPPENS. WE GET BORED, WE CHANGE SUMMIT, THEN GET BORED AGAIN, BLAH, BLAH....

mrpayner
17-03-2004, 11:50 AM
Yeh.. it does look a lot better now.. thanks mate.. if i decide to put 17" on it they will certainly look very nice..

AP