Well coming from the VW community low means you are dragging the sub frame so I don't exactly agree. When I lived in Calgary and now in Thunder Bay my 98 Jetta was tucking 17" and would drag over speed bumps. That, I admit is too low but I would love to see some pics of the Forte meeting in the middle. I think the Eibachs' at 1.2" would probably be just right. As for the roof rack again in the VW world the more shit you can put on a roof rack the cooler it is. I am thinking a Thule with the fairing for my bikes and snowboards.Lowered cars are a crime against nature in my neck of the woods... we call them 'snow plows'.
Yep , i did read the part about lowering and i'm with you completely . You sort of lost me though with the Thule roof rack idea on a slammed Koup with a fairing for the bikes and snowboards . The Rondo or Soul would be perfect for that but the Koup ? Thats all i meant .Did you not read the part about lowering? I own a minivan and a pickup but I don't need them to take my bike down the street to the dirt jumps or my snowboard to the local hill.
I agree! The koup sits perfect as it is. Lowering it will NOT improve it in any way.Lowered cars are a crime against nature in my neck of the woods... we call them 'snow plows'. Maybe wait 'till the sun takes away all this white stuff everywhere. And the roof rack for a Forte is likely as fugly as the one for the Rio, and who would want that on their car? Eww.
I debated springs for mine, but with the 17's I think it fills the wheel wells nicely, and has a taut enough ride without needing stiffening or gap reduction. Quite honestly I think Kia did 'just right' with it. Maybe my opinion will change once my summer wheels are installed, but until then, stock is just dandy.