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    How low could i go?

    Iv recently had a cat back system and it seems to hang abit low in the middle. I want to lower it 60mm but i dont want to catch it on every speed hump i go over. Basicly what sort of clearance would i need between it? would like 30mm be ok or is that still not a big enough gap?
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    if the exhaust is mounted correctly to the car you can go as low as 100mm drop. However if the exhaust looks like its hanging lower than it should, then its either not fitted correctly, or its not made correctly.
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    i wouldnt suggest going any lower than 80mm allround.
    thats what ive done and its a major pain in the ass!

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    well i was looking at 60mm, gotta go have a messure but its well to cold and snowy to do it atm lol
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    Get it on the floor no ifs or buts if its low enough you wont see the damage it does

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    mines lowered 60 with a saggy exhaust and its fine. only hits on the most savage bumps that go all the way across the road. normal ones are fine

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