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Old 10-06-09, 06:42 PM   #1
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So who here drives low in their LS430?here's some pics of my daily ride height.a little reminder,im rolling on 19" wheels.
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i would like to drive lower but i cant.its because the front upper control arms keep hiting the inside of the fender wells.i've had this same problem with my GS300 before,but i didnt expect the LS430 to have the same problem because i have never heard anyone complaining about it.heres a visiual of where it hits.
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so if anyone else has the same problem i do,did you do anything about it?cut a hole in the fender well?lets see it!
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Old 10-06-09, 07:28 PM   #2
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That's weird cause i'm on a similar setup to you bags/colis & i'm not having that trouble & i'm riding on 17's & the car is dumped.
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Nice low dd ride height, what r u lowered on?? Nice look with the 19's, big up the 19" wheels crew...
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Old 10-06-09, 07:36 PM   #4
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Hey there nice ride whats your tint%
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aftermarket upper control arm is what you need. wait did you even do ss kit yet?
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nice!! bro im doing the similar set up!
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I think he is wanting ppl to post pics of there car at daily drive height?
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yeah i was wondering if you did the ss kit as well?? i am thinking of doing this next but now i may need to drop some dough on headlight sensors first so yeah... but yeah i would think aftermarket control arms would do you good, but i know that these can easily be 1k$ and more.
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yeah i was wondering if you did the ss kit as well?? i am thinking of doing this next but now i may need to drop some dough on headlight sensors first so yeah... but yeah i would think aftermarket control arms would do you good, but i know that these can easily be 1k$ and more.
if you were asking me, I do not have the SS kit on my car. I'm pretty happy w/ the factory air set-up now........
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Aftermarket control arms will do nothing for the banging,if your talking about camber then yeah do them, since your not talking about camber then you don't need them.

i ride super low on stock 17's with no banging of the control arms my coilovers are set firm (23clicks out of 30) with 100psi front & 55 rear with not one single bang,the ride is nice & tight not soft but not hard....you have to do trial & error runs with the coilover height,dampening & air pressure once you set that right i'm sure you won't be banging any more.
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lol u should see mine..i think its about to go straight through.
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lol u should see mine..i think its about to go straight through.
do you have a UL? or Coils?
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sorry i have a UCF10 lol. yea im on Megan coils.
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Nice low dd ride height, what r u lowered on?? Nice look with the 19's, big up the 19" wheels crew...
Thanks! im on Megan Racing LP Street Series coilovers with a Universal Air Suspension kit on them.

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Hey there nice ride whats your tint%
im not sure,but they should be 35%.it looks dark because of the window shades,and possibly the angle of the photo.
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I think he is wanting ppl to post pics of there car at daily drive height?
Actually,i was just curious to know if anyone ran into the same problem as me.but Pics of everyones ride height is a great idea,POST THEM UP PEOPLE!!!!
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aftermarket upper control arm is what you need. wait did you even do ss kit yet?
nope,haven't done it yet.no money to spend right.but i'll be sure to cal you up when im ready!
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Aftermarket control arms will do nothing for the banging,if your talking about camber then yeah do them, since your not talking about camber then you don't need them.

i ride super low on stock 17's with no banging of the control arms my coilovers are set firm (23clicks out of 30) with 100psi front & 55 rear with not one single bang,the ride is nice & tight not soft but not hard....you have to do trial & error runs with the coilover height,dampening & air pressure once you set that right i'm sure you won't be banging any more.
on my setup,i run 90psi in front and 50-55psi rear.the front struts are set at 12 clicks from soft out of 32,and the rear is fully soft.i like to get a smooth ride as possible.but it still isnt as smooth as i wanted it to be.
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^^Biggz that's the problem right there you have to stiffen up the damper^^
in a perfect world we can ride 1/2 inch off the ground & have a factory ride but the world is not perfect...you have to give,sacrifice the cushy ride for height,i know it suxs but that's the truth.
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