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I am getting ready to put subframe connectors on my car, but I have the shelby drop and lowering suspension. What is the lowest height clearance from the ground people would say is safe? I am concerned about running into stuff on the ground. What are other peoples ground clearance and are they happy with it? I am using the global west subframe connectors. Thanks.
 

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It kind of depends on where you drive (Smooth roads, pot holes, off road, etc....) and how much of a load you expect to carry. I've got Hooker super comp headers and progressive front springs on my car. I can clear my own driveway apron but speed bumps are an issue. Plus, with 2 passengers and a trunk full of luggage, on the disintegrating freeways here in the Golden State, transitions (overpasses and irregular pavement patches) often result in full suspension compression at speed so every millimeter counts!!
 

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On my '66, I have FlowTech Terminators headers, which are exactly 3" from header flange to the pavement. Speed bumps are a challenge, but as long as I go slow, I can clear most of them. Driveways with a sharp crown are usually out of the question. I have banged the headers on the pavement on the freeway, at speeds, when hitting a dip.

On my '69, I used the TinMan subframe connectors and Hooker Comp headers. I have tons of ground clearance with these parts.
 
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