sanity check ...
cody at 5000tq.com
Fri Oct 28 19:29:10 PDT 2011
Mine is lowered on H&R coilovers, looks amazing and still drives like an A8 should. The car in the pic above is on air suspension.
On Oct 27, 2011, at 10:07 AM, Vincent Gelinas <vrgelinas at gmail.com> wrote:
> I would never own a GM product... I've had lots of family members that have
> had nothing but trouble from them.
> Has anyone really lowered an A8? I can imagine with the right (very mild)
> body kit it would look like a missile cruising the freeway.
> Scoffing at Prii since 1989!
> On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 9:52 AM, Mark Rosenkrantz <speedracer.mark at gmail.com
>> OK, so yeah, I have a Z06. Best mileage car I currently own- 28 MPG on the
>> highway, all day long.
>> My daily driver is a 2003 Escalade EXT. 14-15MPG, owned it since new,
>> currently has 165,000 miles on it! I'm looking for a new vehicle, the GMC
>> Acadia Denali is on the short list, primarily due to the 24MPG highway
>> rating, 7 passenger seating, and 5000lb tow rating. Wish I could get a
>> manual transmission and a TDI (type) engine.
>> You want low carbon footprint? Go old, light, low power, low handling
>> econobox (with no airbags, crash structure, ABS, etc.), or even something
>> like a 1980's Rabbit GTi. Save the planet. After all, I need fuel for
>> track events, so I thank-you in advance. =)
>> Or a Lotus. Just don't bring more than a suitcase.
>> Bottom line- weight is the enemy, and safety requires weight. More weight
>> means beefier suspension, stiffer chassis, and wider tires to support it
>> all. Ultra light weight materials aren't commercially viable for most of
>> us. Audi does lead the way with the A8, but stops short. Where's the
>> carbon fiber, or TDI engine? And that's an expensive chassis.
>> I'm sorry, pretty much any Audi owner can't complain about others wrecking
>> the planet. ;-)
>> Oh, and lowering a car usually yeilds +2MPG. One of the few performance
>> items which RAISE fuel economy under all conditions.
>> Mark Rosenkrantz
>> PS- Steve, my 1987 Bertone (FIAT) X1/9 (which I still have in pieces), has
>> cast magnesium 13" rims. Super light... In high school, about 4 of my
>> friends grabbed the rear bumper (mid engine car), with me in it... and
>> almost raised the suspension fully so the tires were off the pavement. I
>> looked back and said, "do you really want me to spin the tires right now?"
>> LOL It got 35-38 MPG with that 1.5L NA engine.
>> On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 4:00 PM, Tess McMillan <tessmc at eskimo.com> wrote:
>>> ha ha ha ha! &:-)
>>> Good point (made by the guy with the Z06)
>>> On Wed, 26 Oct 2011, Mark Rosenkrantz wrote:
>>> "creating more friction on the road" is an interesting way to look at
>>>> it.... But isn't that the point?
>>>> I'll take my luxury and performance, thank-you,
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