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Old 07-15-2014, 09:28 PM   #1
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So I've been looking at lowering springs, and I really want to buy some. However, I have bigger wheels with 245/45/17 tired on and they don't fit completely under the fenders now. I'm wondering if dropping the car with the springs will cause my tires to rub my fender if I hit a big bump or anything like that. Here's a couple older pics so you can kind of see how they are under I guess the lip of the fenders. Let me know if you need better pictures or anything to be able to tell because I really would like some springs. Also, I have a GT rear end will I need GT springs? Are they interchangeable? Or do I need GT springs in the back and not in front?


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You'll be fine unless you have some really strange offset on your wheels and you drop the car really low. Any idea how ugh of a drop you want? V6 and GT springs are interchangeable so no issues there.

If you could get some better pictures thay would be great. Does the lip come close like mine does?
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You'll be fine unless you have some really strange offset on your wheels and you drop the car really low. Any idea how ugh of a drop you want? V6 and GT springs are interchangeable so no issues there.

If you could get some better pictures thay would be great. Does the lip come close like mine does?

Springs I looked at estimated 1.5" drop. They come a little further out than yours. If they're interchangeable why does AM have spring sets that say they work for GT but not v6?


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Springs I looked at estimated 1.5" drop. They come a little further out than yours. If they're interchangeable why does AM have spring sets that say they work for GT but not v6?


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The GT springs tend to get a stiffer rate in the front to compensate for the heavier engine. You won't rub, I'm an inch lower than you're planing on going and I hardly rub.
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The GT springs tend to get a stiffer rate in the front to compensate for the heavier engine. You won't rub, I'm an inch lower than you're planing on going and I hardly rub.

Sweet, thank you! I think I might go with the GT so the stiffer springs won't go down as far on bumps. Just to be safe.


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Sweet, thank you! I think I might go with the GT so the stiffer springs won't go down as far on bumps. Just to be safe.


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Just be warned that the front will sit a little higher than the rear, another member on here named CompOrange has plenty of pictures to prove it. I doubt you're gonna rub though
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