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On 5/18/2019 at 5:10 PM, Matty said:

Just got two guinea pigs for the kids this morning. After reading this thread I'm never taking them to Germany. The politzei would not be impressed with the ground clearance on the little buggers

Did the Guinea Pigs pass their MOT with such low ground clearance? 

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2 minutes ago, anonymous user said:

If the guinea pigs are less than three years old they won't have had their first mot and as long as they are still to the original specifications I think you'd get awayour with it

That's true lol

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13 minutes ago, TheDoctor said:

Bet you would all be having kittens over my friend's car... :D

 

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At least the wheels are the correct angle... 

That rover is tasteful, no stretched tyres, no contact with the body, no ridiculous camber angles, and looks to have a sensible footprint on the road. The Merc above is nothing but a joke. A fking clown car..

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14 minutes ago, TheDoctor said:

Bet you would all be having kittens over my friend's car... :D

 

 

 

At least the wheels are the correct angle... 

Lowering the De Dion axle at the rear does not alter camber and unconventional suspension geometry at the front has only minimal changes to camber throughout it's travel, thus making the car look cool rather than stupid.  The coolness will however have been at the expense of ride comfort.  

In the 1960s it was common to see Mercedes saloons, loaded with people and camping gear, doing over 80mph heading to the Med for summer hols and with the rear wheels almost as cambered as the much ridiculed 'stance' estate.  The difference was that older Mercs had a low pivot swing axle set-up at the rear and although this made them look very odd when loaded, there was still suspension without tyre to body contact - and tyres in those days were not as wide or as low profile as today's 'stanced' cars.   I have only seen two cars 'stanced.'  One was a BMW 5 series from the late 90s and, apart from the inconvenient lack of ground clearance and a huge turning circle, it had been done properly i.e. tyres did not contact the body.  The other was an Audi convertible which had grooves in the stretched tyre sidewalls where the rears had been rubbing.  Just as well that the owner only drove at 40mph.  Bobbing along on the bump stops does not look cool to me, but hey, I sometimes drive an old Reliant 3 wheeler which probably causes a similar reaction from the 21st century bods 😀.  

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Unless I figure out how to fix the snapped Schrader valve on my 1100, that may become stanced... However the difference is, according to the owners manual, it is acceptable to have it sitting on the bump stops as long as you do not exceed 30mph. 

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1 hour ago, TheDoctor said:

Bet you would all be having kittens over my friend's car... :D

 

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At least the wheels are the correct angle... 

Going to have to check but I think this is one of my dad's old cars, could be wrong but cool if it was. Anyhow this looks OK not to my taste but like others have said not a fooking clown car. 

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These bloody lot have ruined the original term of 'stance' for me.

I once said a car had nice stance in the way it just sat nicely on a nice set of wheels and was lowered a tad. But matey got confused, as he thought I meant 'stance' in being a part of the wonky wheel club.

Not my cup of tea that scene, prefer my cars to have adequate tire contact with the road and ability to some what 'blast' around on B-roads comfortably.

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That SD1 is a thing of menacing beauty - was it not on ebay not so long ago, I seem to remember drooling over it before.

The P6, hmm not so sure, the number plate needs to be else where and the wheels, if I saw them on their own I'd say kill them with fire but on the car they're not too bad, they kind of fit with the period custom look.

 

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48 minutes ago, Tartan58 said:

That SD1 is a thing of menacing beauty - was it not on ebay not so long ago, I seem to remember drooling over it before.

The P6, hmm not so sure, the number plate needs to be else where and the wheels, if I saw them on their own I'd say kill them with fire but on the car they're not too bad, they kind of fit with the period custom look.

 

funnily enough that's why I don't like them, they don't look period to me, a nice set of slotmags or the like would be cool, those would suit a late 90s corsa with a Halfords account. But each to their own, looks good otherwise and I love the colour

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