Boston rain can be hell
The last week of June, 2008, was aqua-hell. On a daily basis the evening commute was fraught with flooded streets. Getting home was an adventure and a gamble. "Should I plow through this deep puddle and risk a stalled engine? Or do I go through the detour and hope it's not just as terrifying."
The fact that I lowered my front springs by 2" doesn't help in these situations. Here's a shot of the Mustang before the conversion. No pictures from after. Use your imagination. The suburbanites with Explorers and Grand Cherokees must've been proud. All that wasted gas money so that a few times a year that unnecessarily large gas guzzling behemoth can prove useful.