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What's the ideal ride height when lowering?

Jethrotracey

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What's the ideal ride height when lowering VE SSV ?

Hey,

I'm looking to lower my VE SSV and have decided to go with King Spring, I'm not going to change my Struts or shocks and wondering lower by 25mm, 30mm or 35mm? I don't want to have a car that I can't drive as it bottoms out everywhere as I use my SSV as a daily driver...:mods::mods::mods::mods:
 
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Not_An_Abba_Fan

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What ever you prefer. Everyone will have a different opinion when it comes to "ideal" ride height.
 

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If your not going to change struts or shocks go 30mm:thumbsup:
 

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check out my berlina in my rides, its my daily.
Your car is bloody low muzzz haha. i think he will run into a few problems lowering an ssv that much! - the ss bumpers are lower than the belina ones when stock.

how many mm's has yours dropped muzz?

I'm looking to lower my VE SSV and have decided to go with King Spring, I'm not going to change my Struts or shocks and wondering lower by 25mm, 30mm or 35mm? I don't want to have a car that I can't drive as it bottoms out everywhere as I use my SSV as a daily driver...:mods::mods::mods::mods:
I too am interested to what ppl recommend. I have the ss bumpers installed and looking to lower slightly.
 

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lol yeah, i have scrapped over a couple of speed bumps.
its dropped 60mm rear and 40mm front.
 

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It depends what you like.

As for opinions, I'd say go 30mm. That's what I did (Pedders) and it looks great and still hasn't scraped on anything. If I could do it again, I'd probably go a tad lower actually...

Any reason why you've chosen Kings springs?
 

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dumb question would it matter if you didnt get lowered shocks when you lower your car?
 

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dumb question would it matter if you didnt get lowered shocks when you lower your car?
Depends how low you go. Anything up to 2 inches should be fine with the standard shocks.
 

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Mine is lowered about 30mm using Pedders springs (ie has original shocks) and I reckon its low enough in relation to bottoming out the shocks etc.
 
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