Have any of you guys have any points of frame rubbing when going over speedbumps? My lower control arm bushing brackets are hitting speedbumps everytime i go over them. If you look right behind your front wheels under the car its a little triangle looking bracket that sits down about half a inch and mine are polished on the bottom from going over bumps. Has anyone tried cutting out the piece on the bracket that sits down further and welding in a flat piece of metal to have better clearance????
Here is a picture of what i am talking about. Dont mind the loose bolt.
if you have a dremel use a cutting wheel and just wiz off that hanging piece. or you can just wait until it gets f ucked up enough that its flat like those above. i wonder if mine being so beat up were why my car vibrated so much from the front
Don't appretiate being bashed, I thought this was a place were I can GAIN knowledge about this platform.
Last edited by CoopaCoopaCoopa; 02-19-2011 at 10:22 PM.
This thread is to GAIN knowledge about stance. You can learn all sorts from the B5 forums, sure. You do indeed state yourself that you do not have stance...in yet you posted in a thread directed entirely for stance.
Lowness isnt just height from the ground to your car...its also the tire to fender height. Or lack there of. If theres any vertical space between the fender and the tire, theres too much!
germansdoitbetter.comWhat was this!? A car show for ants!? Those cars need to be a least...3 times that big!
So, this being a stance thread aside, why the hell is everyone telling the guy what to do with his car? I ran coils for a year at 25"+ GTF, for a reason. Perhaps he has one too, and perhaps some of you guys need to realize that purpose of buying coils is not ONLY to dump the car on it's nuts.
/Devils' advocate...but seriously...
Okay, I'm gonna be the first to say it, that dtm car isn't as low as I thought they were. What size are those wheels then, that it can be tucking that much and be at like 24"gtf? Look at the rockers and bumper clearance
Editokay, it does look lower than 24, but probably at about 23gtf, I guess its just because those wheels have such huge tires? Looks so awesome
Last edited by James Himself; 02-20-2011 at 08:41 AM.
I wasn't trying to be a prick or anything you just came off real defensive after people started giving their opinions...which you asked for.
Also good pictures say 10000000000000 words. Geoff your car has not ever been the lowest but the height, plus wheel set-up, plus you and your brother's photography skills have always made your car a favorite amongst the usual folks that frequent the site.
Next time do an intro thread or something.
I totally agree with what everyone is saying though, he got defensive after he asked for opinions
I've been there with the "not low on coils" setup though, and I had my reasons. Being told to kill oneself because your car isn't low is a little harsh.
Within the context of this thread, I want to tell him to lower his **** another inch at least too, hell it's a stance thread. While being low isn't the only component, it sure is a good starting point, lol.
I was wrong to think just because my A4 is riding on H&R coils it is stanced. Didn't mean to sound defensive either. I had stock tails that I tinted but they **** out on me so I thought I would go with something a little different for the tails.
I'm going to stop posting in this stance thread until I lower my car another 1/2 inch like I already planned before being told to commit suicide LOL. The tails and badge are staying though! (Not that anyone cares)
same arguement with the gf today. and the same excuses as posted by mad hatter came up. Except it was over wheels. Idk if they will ever understand haha. I have more cups than cabinets and she has a whole double closet to here to my dresser. Those are necessary though hahaha