Limbo Time! How low do you go!

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How low have you taken you Cabby?

Are you Stock?
9
43%
Aprox 1" lower?
1
5%
Aprox 1"-2"
5
24%
Aprox 2"-3"
6
29%
Can't slide a penny under mine!
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fuzzie
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Limbo Time! How low do you go!

Post by fuzzie » Tue Apr 01, 2003 5:01 pm

I've taken my Cabby down 60mm in front and 40mm in back with an FK coil/shock kit. Love the ride it's given in the past year, handles great and looks awesome. Want to go lower eventually but that will wait. What have you all done?

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Post by Calimus » Thu Apr 03, 2003 2:02 pm

Well, my rocco got the H&R sport spring treatment which brought her down about an inch and a half, front and rear.

The wifes cabby will be getting the same treatment and since I've already dropped some GTI 14" rims on the cabby, the rims + springs should make the car look very low indeed.
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Post by 1lowcab » Sat May 17, 2003 1:22 am

mines at the 2" mark. hey fuzzie, do you have pics of your cabby lowered? i'd love to see it. nothing looks better then a lowered cabby! :D
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Post by fuzzie » Sat May 17, 2003 4:13 am

i'll get some this summer for sure....nothing current yet. I need to go lower :) Should have bought coil overs to begin with....idiot.
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Post by Cabby89 » Thu Sep 25, 2003 8:38 pm

Im actaully only .5" because Im running H&R O.E. Sports that were meant for the Rabbit and not the heavier Cabriolet

Anyone else done this before :?:

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Post by SoCal_Cabby » Mon Oct 13, 2003 1:20 am

mine has Neuspeed springs and Boge turbos

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Re: Limbo Time! How low do you go!

Post by fedde » Tue Dec 16, 2003 11:55 am

I have lowered my cabbie in the front about 60 mm and in the back about 40 mm. And I have done it with Koni suspension. It drives really sportive and also comfortable.

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Post by Calimus » Tue Dec 16, 2003 12:06 pm

Car looks good dropped like that, though here, you better have some ride height and suspension travel since they fix pot hole with large steel plates. An thats if they feel like fixing the pot hole. Not to mention, I think Ga is the home of the 8" tall speed bump. No I'm not kidding, they seem to be everywhere. And while I might be exagerating just a bit, I asure you they are very tall.
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Post by Mixagolf1 » Sun May 15, 2005 4:44 am

Stock now, but will lower it for about 50-60mm maximum. With the roads here even this will be too much... :(

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Post by BigDaddy90Cabby » Sun May 15, 2005 3:05 pm

Sitting stock height... but am in process of getting set of neuspeed springs to go 1.5 " lower soon
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Post by sixsracing » Mon May 16, 2005 8:08 am

Stock height because I live on a dirt road and the roads in Maine are sooooooo bad. I'm on SRS racing springs front and rear with Boge Turbo all around. The best handling FWD car I have ever driven. I'm sure the 15X7 American Racing rims with the 195/50/15's don't hurt either.
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Post by VWnoob » Mon May 16, 2005 8:54 pm

I dropped mine about 2.5" and its great. I was 4x4'n with the stock springs.
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Post by dubchickshubby » Mon May 16, 2005 9:33 pm

Swapped out my 82 'rocco's H&R 1.5" kit and somehow it dropped the cabby 2"... :?
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Post by theonlychuck » Mon May 16, 2005 10:18 pm

mine's still sitting stock and she's gonna stay that way, too many potholes, bumps, rough rail road tracks (i have to cross 2 sets of 3 everday to go to work, and i only live a few miles from my work), steep inclines going into business parking lots, etc. stock height = no scrapes for me =]
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Post by Davis_84 » Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:05 am

Installed FK 60/40 kit and 15" Ronal R8s with 195/50s


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