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Old 05-03-2013, 05:08 AM
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Question Houston, TX. Drivers + Lowered Cars = How do you get around?!

Pretty much what the thread title says...

Alright, so I'm from Dallas originally. Potholes and street conditions were a lot better there.

With koni yellow and s-techs driving around Houston is a pain in the rear.

I don't get why pretty much every store is on some kind of incline here and I scrape those all the time. Plus there is soo many potholes here - the konis are not liking these at all, I feel like I'm bouncing all over the place.
The konis are set almost full soft.

So what are you guys secret around here with lowered cars?
Air bags? LOL
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:44 AM
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I take my car all over Houston and also to downtown. The trick is to approach the inclines at a hard angle all the way until you get into the parking lot.

Plus if you know the street conditions you can eventually map out a better route or just learn to dodge the bad parts of the street you travel on.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:52 PM
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It's these ones that I hate going up...
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And oh wow it's Master Sifu,
I've seen you parked at the East Garage sometimes!
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Love your ride :P
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I aint about dat low life so i wouldnt know.
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by unknown__Disciple View Post
I aint about dat low life so i wouldnt know.
You should consider yourself lucky lol. Not a good feeling every time you hear "keeeeeeeeshuuu" going up these mountains

Wouldn't have installed my S-Techs before coming here if I knew the conditions were going to be like this lol.

Love the looks and handling though .
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lol well I'm not considered low to a lot of people, rigos always giving me **** about it. say whats up if you ever see me around
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lol well I'm not considered low to a lot of people, rigos always giving me **** about it. say whats up if you ever see me around
Ahh I'm definitely jealous, sweet ride man.
That looks pretty low to me XD!
Will definitely shake your hand if I see ya around!
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thanks, you can find me at nights or weekends at uh lol.
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Hellsfire: Dang you got pictures of my OEM front bumper that got smashed by an old lady in a Acura TL and a front lip destroyed by a busted tire. I'm glad that I am on a different bumper now.

What car were you driving back then in the East Garage?

The new daily bumper:
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Oh, yeah I think I remember reading about that awhile back - such a tragedy to see that happen to a silver 8.
I had thought it was due to all the crappy Houston roads and inclines LoL!
At the time I thought it was just a bumper you used for daily driving.

It's the curse man, the curse!
  1. My silver 8 got backed into on the driver side fender...
  2. Someone rear ended me on a red traffic light, shoved me across traffic and ran (took right turn at light while I was helpless trying to reverse back onto oncoming traffic).
  3. Going 70 on the freeway in Waco, a stupid truck drove on top of a large sheet of wood and sent it flying towards me (thank God it did not hit the windshield), cracked and destroyed front bumper on passenger side.
  4. Replaced and repainted front bumper I got from canaryrx8 - and recently someone backed into my front bumper again... left scratches and black marks, most of it buffed out though...
  5. Also someone backed into my passenger side rear bumper and left spider cracks on it
  6. Other than that just all these random door dings from careless people
I drove to Houston in my Silver RX-8 haha, so at the time of picture I had my silver 8 too .
Always admired yours though :P
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Thanks man. Maybe you can catch us at ATB in a few weeks. My car might be there if I can get it to run. I'll be at the Opulence tent with the SARX crew.
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This exactly why I haven't lowered my car yet. I don't know what the deal is, but apparently no one around here has any common sense when it comes to building driveways. Not to mention the ridiculous speed bumps that are 6-8 inches tall in some places. Even with my stock ride height I sometimes have trouble.
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