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Old 23 Jan 2014, 09:01 pm
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Default I want to slam my Integra to the ground?

Its already pretty lowered, but I want to get it slammed. Im going to get 15 inch wheels and 195/45/15 tires. What do I need to do to get it lower? No ugly comments please.
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Old 23 Jan 2014, 09:19 pm
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you will have to be careful of speedbumps, potholes, curbs, road debris, etc. Why lower it anyway, whats the point? Won't make it faster, just less useable. dumb mod to do.
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Old 23 Jan 2014, 09:32 pm
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Shorten the springs. Cars sit on the springs. Usually comes in a kit because this alters other susp. things.
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Old 23 Jan 2014, 09:46 pm
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All you'll do is rip the underside up.
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Old 23 Jan 2014, 10:06 pm
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What ever did your car do wrong that gives you the desire to "slam your car to the ground" ...
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Old 23 Jan 2014, 10:21 pm
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If you want to do this - there's several ways to get it done. I'm not going to comment on ride quality as that can be somewhat perceptive. I'm also not going to comment on the handling aspects as that is a more technical topic. I will note that you should plan to keep 195/55/15 or 205/50/15 tires so that your speedo isn't completely off.

Cheapest route (NOT recommended) - cut your springs. You'll likely lose your front fender liner and may have to shave/roll your fenders, among other camber work, if your wheels are not of correct offset. This method is probably the most dangerous because cut springs are not predictable - you're essentially changing your spring rate and your stock shocks will not handle it.

Preferred route - assuming you have proper camber work for your wheels, there are coilovers that will allow you to get low. Raceland coilovers are cheap and can do just that. You can also mate a coilover sleeve kit with some quality shocks like Koni Yellows. From there, you can play with ordering different spring heights/rates to get you to the desired ride height if the "off the shelf" ones do not do the job. The more expensive coilovers, ones that actually improve your handling, will probably not get you to the height you want.

Another option - get an airbag system. It can drop super low when you want it and at a flip of a switch, quickly lift your car for those rough roads and ramps.

What you want to do to your car is nobody's business (for the most part) - hopefully that helps you out.
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