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Do you think a 1.5 front drop and a 1.00 rear drop to give it rake would look ok?

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I personally love the raked look on cars, however... on these cars I think they look really good sitting level. I know mine is dropped 1.6" all the way around and the rear still sits slightly higher than the front, so if that is enough for you then I would go with the same drop on all 4 corners.

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1.5 in all the way around FTW..


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I think with the 1.6 Vogtlands all the way around you'll be happy with the look.

Here's mine with them for consideration.






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Where's that other picture...Showing off your rake TM?..I couldn't find it..


Here's a picture of RaceCougar's


IMHO rake looks good on some cars...It depends on your Wheel set-up..

I think the rake on TM's and RaceCougar's rides looks good..





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Yea, now RaceCougar's Got some RAKe!

Thanks Rayo. I'm not sure which picture you're talking about?

Front rake?



or

Back Rake?


Mods? Yea, I got mods ...
Air silencer delete, warp drive, dilithium crystals, flux capacitor, Slingshot Rubber band power adder, Moonshine & Gas, Leaf Blower Supercharger, Hamster Wheel & Hamster, Energizer Bunny generating 1.21 gigawatts, Mr. Fusion® Home Energy Reactor, hover conversion and a sextant celestial navigation system (The original GPS)
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Thanks Rayo. I'm not sure which picture you're talking about?

Front rake?

That's the oneeee..





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I Thought that might be the one you were thinking of.

I'll be honest; that picture is a bit deceiving because the car is parked on a bit of a slope.

Mods? Yea, I got mods ...
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Ron, I just can't get enough of the photo of your car squatted down launching at the track...I know I've said this before, and I'll say it again, your car has to be one of if not my favorite on here...just love those dark green 95 birds....

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TM that first picture of your bird looks amazing. I wouldn't change a thing on it.

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Ron, I just can't get enough of the photo of your car squatted down launching at the track...I know I've said this before, and I'll say it again, your car has to be one of if not my favorite on here...just love those dark green 95 birds....
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TM that first picture of your bird looks amazing. I wouldn't change a thing on it.
Thank you so much guys.

I plan on getting a fresh coat of paint on it this year. Stay tuned!

Mods? Yea, I got mods ...
Air silencer delete, warp drive, dilithium crystals, flux capacitor, Slingshot Rubber band power adder, Moonshine & Gas, Leaf Blower Supercharger, Hamster Wheel & Hamster, Energizer Bunny generating 1.21 gigawatts, Mr. Fusion® Home Energy Reactor, hover conversion and a sextant celestial navigation system (The original GPS)
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Mine has a ass up nose down attitude to it , hard to tell from the pics ,But that is due to the big tires on the back.




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Darren, what size tires are you running on the sc wheels? Are you running the 1.5" drop all the way around? I think I found the stance I want for my 92.

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Where's that other picture...Showing off your rake TM?..I couldn't find it..


Here's a picture of RaceCougar's


It does not look that extreme in person. Or it didnt last year

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Will in the pic there I had on the D/Rs 255-50-16s, But now on street tires they are
255-50-17s with deep tread those are the ones that makes the rear up a bit higher , Hope that helps . And yes 1.5 drop on all 4 corners

I believe that this shot will be a bit of a better angle

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I like both sets, but that last one with the sc wheels is great. What size fronts are you using? This is the way I want mine. Thanks man

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I like both sets, but that last one with the sc wheels is great. What size fronts are you using? This is the way I want mine. Thanks man
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Are the 1.6 vogtlands stiffer then the 1.5 eibachs? I had the 1.5 eibachs on the bird but swapped them out for the "JJJJ" springs because the eibachs were to mushy and had me floating on the highway... But lord knows i love the stance of lowered birds =D

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Personalty I love my eibachs just right for me , not mushy on my LX But they may not be the best for traction off the line, That question is still in motion . I believe the Vs are a bit stiffer .

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I have Eibach's and was told they are 1.6" drop, with Koni adjustable shocks all the way around. I don't know if it's the shocks or the springs but I love the way my car rides, and if I don't I just turn the top on the shocks and make it just right

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