Kinda short post for today. More of a contemplative question for everyone to think of over the weekend. How’s that sound? Let’s have some fun here.
If I told you to think of how low a car is before you consider it crazy, what is that?
Is the car bagged, so that it just about sits on the ground when there’s no air in the suspension?
Or is it a car that you think is lowered but actually turns out to be stock?
Well, I suppose that depends on what you drive….
If you drive a lowered car, something on bags probably beats you if you’ve still got real suspension components.
If you drive a truck or SUV, our S2000 looks lowered. Even though she actually isn’t.
How Low is Low?
My Miata is definitely lowered, thanks to some lovely Flyin’ Miata suspension bits. She was even taller than other Miatas previous to this, something about the ’97 NA’s made them the tallest of the first gens, can’t remember why exactly.
Anyhow, she’s lowered, but I hardly consider her to be a low car… Not compared to some of the cars I’ve seen! Does that mean she’s not low? Well, I suppose not. But I no longer think of her as a very low car. To me, she’s normal. (But she’s also not that small to me, so part of it is just that I drive her nearly every day and she is my norm.)
So, in your personal taste, what do you consider low to be?
And do you have to be crazy low to look good? Can you be too low? I’ve got a million ways I could pitch questions about this, lol. So have at it, please.
Exhibits A & B