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Anyone have a Gen 4 Camry w/Eibach springs?

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Gen 4 Camrys w/Eibach springs?

I have a 1999 V6 Camry w/a TRD body kit. I bought the Eibach springs to accompany the Tokico struts for better handling, not really for looks. I am having second thoughts about the springs. I don't want my car to look all low and ricey. I really don't want to end up scraping over things. If any of you have lowered your Gen. 4 Camrys, please tell me about how things are going for you and how the cars looks. Your help would be greatly appreciated and would aide me in making a decision as to whether I should sell the Eibachs or put them on.
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I've got TRD skirts and Solara Eibach springs. They're advertised as dropping 1.6" as compared to the Camry which only drops 1.2".
With a trunk full of audio equip, the rear wheels are inline with the fender. The front has a 2.5 finger gap between the tire and fender.
I did have to adjust my driving style slightly to avoid scrapping. I have to be mindful of inclines when driving in and out of driveways that are slightly inclined. I also have to reduce my speed and negotiate high speedbumps one tire at a time. All in all, it's not a nuisance or something I curse and regret doing. It's just a slight adjustment.
I say put the springs on and just take it easy until you get used to avoiding obsticals. Don't do what I did and pull into the driveway at normal speeds the first week or you'll get the dreaded *scraaaaaap* :rolleyes: Moreover, the handling of the car will quickly overshadow any negatives. Slam that sh!t.

btw-I've got Tokico struts too. Click my "www" if you wanna see pics.
 

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l33tGreenCamry: No, I don't. However, I did have to drive it once after a heavy snowfall. I managed okay but got alot of snow and slush trapped and built up in the wheel wells due to lack of clearance and a place for it to escape. After I got to my destination, I hacked away at it with a snow scrapper. If not removed, it freezes and turns into solid ice - eek! Honestly, if I didn't have access to other cars, I would drive my car in the winter. Snow gets cleared off the roads by the city pretty quick here.
 
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