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Just a quick question about lowering a Coupe. When throwing on Eibachs does that make our(my)V’s drive any different? A little rougher perhaps? I am considering this mod, but don’t wanna sacrifice Lucille’s smooth drive. I do live out in the country where the roads aren’t the best
 

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Don’t do it! Especially with that nice front spoiler you got. You can say goodbye to that in a second!


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I get that, but just one more inch would make that much difference ya think? 🤔 Seems you have to be extra careful already
 

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Nope. Wifey hit the same spot and got the other corner! It’s off now sitting in the garbage pile. I’ll post a photo later…

I don’t know about your streets but Seattle has some tough roads.

FWIW, I’m stock height on 20”s…


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I get that, but just one more inch would make that much difference ya think? 🤔 Seems you have to be extra careful already
1more inch ALWAYS makes the difference!
 

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Well, clearly damaging these front splitters is very common. It’s a constant topic here. Which is disappointing and a damn shame to say the least. Sure do like that look of these V’s lowered 😔
 

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So funny, i wrote that first message early this morning and never sent it until a few minutes ago. In between that time my in-laws came over with a damaged front splitter(on their CTS) from hitting a curb. Definitely a message 😂
 

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Can anyone verify if that’s Black Diamond Tricoat paint in the pics above? I’ve always thought it was but have doubts bc it‘s always looked a little dark gray metallic, but I dunno
 

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Can anyone verify if that’s Black Diamond Tricoat paint in the pics above? I’ve always thought it was but have doubts bc it‘s always looked a little dark gray metallic, but I dunno
Too dirty for me to tell from the pictures. It looks like my front bumper which has little pit marks from road debris.

You could check the RPO code on the bottom of the spare tire cover or ask someone to look it up by the VIN.
 

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I have 2 sets of splitters and have got pretty good at repairing them. My original set is from KPE and is the 3 piece set and my spares are from eBay and are good quality and come in handy when the KPE's are on the repair bench. Usually takes 2 days to repair.
 

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The one I have that came on mine is some crazy thick 3 piece white plastic, that someone wrapped in textured carbon fiber vinyl. What brand is IT?
Probably a homemade version.
 

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I was just guessing.
 
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Well, clearly damaging these front splitters is very common. It’s a constant topic here. Which is disappointing and a damn shame to say the least. Sure do like that look of these V’s lowered 😔
Have you considered coil overs vs or are you wanting to keep mag ride? Does mag ride work with just springs?

I’m considering Menscer suspension maybe this summer. Don’t really want to drop the car as most after market coil overs do naturally (KW says .8”F/1.4”R and BC Not sure. Can anyone confirm?)
 

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Too dirty for me to tell from the pictures. It looks like my front bumper which has little pit marks from road debris.

You could check the RPO code on the bottom of the spare tire cover or ask someone to look it up by the VIN.
Yeah I knew that, but the car is at my in-laws which is quite a ways away. Plus they’re in their 70’s, so asking them to look it up is outta the question. Lol 🤷🏼
 

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Have you considered coil overs vs or are you wanting to keep mag ride? Does mag ride work with just springs?

I’m considering Menscer suspension maybe this summer. Don’t really want to drop the car as most after market coil overs do naturally (KW says .8”F/1.4”R and BC Not sure. Can anyone confirm?)
Yeah I actually have thought of CO’s, but if I remember correctly, they are pretty expensive. And I’m not sure about the mag ride with springs.
 
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