For me, slammed brings too many problems, the Legend is my daily driver, I don't want to have to worry about Speed Bumps, and backing out of my slanted driveway. We have speed bumps in our neighborhood pretty near by that I always have to cross. And it's residential street, so it's not like I would be able to go around them.
Also, the most popular is the EIBACH for the Legend, which gives a 1" - 1" 1/2 drop. This one I *might* consider. When I have lots of $$ hehe
For me, I have only dropped mine a little bit for many reason.
First, the Pro Kits only drop it a little, and in my opinion, Eibach makes some of the best springs. So despite the drop only be a little bit, I go with them for pure quality.
Also, I deal with speed bumps and angled streets and driveways. So it is an issue of practicality.
Lastly, I don't like the look of a "slammed" car. In my opinion, they look terrible. To me, there is a big difference between a 'lowered' car, and a 'slammed' car. For instance, a race car, with only 1/2 an inch of clearence does not look 'slammed' because it is setup for that. That looks good to me. A normal car with NO ground clearence looks cheap.
But I understand that my opinion is not widely shared, so no disrespect to my 'slammed' bretheren out there!! Everyone has their own taste, and no one person has the "correct" taste!!
I disagree.. I think many cars, stock, look slightly too high off the ground. Lowering it an inch fixes that. If I drop it so its basically dragging on the ground... thats too much. I don't want it to look wild, just fix a slight imperfection. In my not so humble opinion, people should look at it and not quite be able to tell whats different, just that it looks better. If I wanted to be garish I'd glue rhinestones to the body.
There is also practicality. Yes, you can get used to driving with a really low car, but it always will be a problem, and if you live somewhere with bad roads it's amazingly irritating. What's more, if you live in hills you can just forget about going into any driveway. Now most of the year I live in a flat, well paved city but when I go home for the summer it's all potholes and wildly slanted driveways. As it is I keep hitting the front lip on things, and in the hills my muffler always takes a beating.
The best lowering, IMO, makes a car look more proportional. You see how much wheel gap the Legend has? If you look to the front and rear of the wheel, there is less gap. It looks great if you lower if so that the gap is even all the way around the tire. Kinda like this:
When I purchased my 88 Legend, it was already lowered 2
inches. I feel that the factory sets the car a little high. I dont
like to be able to see the parts under the car. Anyways, it handles great being lowered. However, speed bumps and
slanted sidewalks suck all. I can navigate over them without
scraping too bad, but it can be an irritant. I wouldnt lower it
anymore for 2 main reasons. 1 because im not a fan of high
centering on small objects...and 2 (without any disrespect to slammers out there) I think the cars that are slammed look pretty sweet till they are driving down the road. Maybe its bad shocks but it looks silly how they bounce on normal road wear and tear.