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Old 04-24-2012, 08:10 PM   #1
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Just lowered .... Need new tires n rims now..

Alright guys just got my car lowered 1.6 in. In the front and 2in. In the back ... I've got the stock 17 in. rims and tires on the car ATM but I'm going to need new tires.... So I was thinking 18 in. .... But not sure if the car being lowered will be a problem... Let me know what u guys know or if thatd be a problem at all... Thanks !
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Alright guys just got my car lowered 1.6 in. In the front and 2in. In the back ... I've got the stock 17 in. rims and tires on the car ATM but I'm going to need new tires.... So I was thinking 18 in. .... But not sure if the car being lowered will be a problem... Let me know what u guys know or if thatd be a problem at all... Thanks !
18s aren't a problem. I have 18s on mine wit 255/40/18 in front and 295/35/18 in the rear wit a 1.5 in drop all around. Plenty of room for more tire if u want.
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Alright guys just got my car lowered 1.6 in. In the front and 2in. In the back ... I've got the stock 17 in. rims and tires on the car ATM but I'm going to need new tires.... So I was thinking 18 in. .... But not sure if the car being lowered will be a problem... Let me know what u guys know or if thatd be a problem at all... Thanks !
I am in the same situation. Looking at 20's. Right now my coilovers are at max height (which is still lower than stock), but once I put on 20's I wont be able to go any lower.

The only thing about 18's is that they wont fully take up the space under the fenders.. Which I absolutely love when they do. Thinking that I'm gonna do 19's and just bring my body down right above the tires- not past 1.3 inches I'd think. No space for me plz
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Well right now I'll post pics of my gaps .... There real close to covering with just the 17in. Rims .... But I just wanna make sure that 18's would be okay with the 2 in drop in back an 1.6 in the front ....
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Well right now I'll post pics of my gaps .... There real close to covering with just the 17in. Rims .... But I just wanna make sure that 18's would be okay with the 2 in drop in back an 1.6 in the front ....
Definitely will be enough room.
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Re: Just lowered .... Need new tires n rims now..

I don't think wheel height is an issue. More so, wheel width. We have a generous space though.

Before ANY wheels and tires I would suggest an adjustable panhard bar as your axle ABSOLUTELY shifted. It affects handling, traction and tire wear.
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:43 AM   #8
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I had an 06 that I lowered and kept the stock 17's now I have a 10 and it has 20" on it. The gap is pretty close to the same on both cars the car just looks a million times better with the 20s
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I had an 06 that I lowered and kept the stock 17's now I have a 10 and it has 20" on it. The gap is pretty close to the same on both cars the car just looks a million times better with the 20s
Is your '10 lowered tho?
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I have 18s on mine and it's dropped on sportline springs which as far as I know is one of the lowest drops around. Mine fit perfectly. Back tire might have 1/2" gap and fronts are almost slightly tucking in the fender. I have a 275/40-18 on rears.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:11 AM   #11
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Yes it is lowered and I used the same exact parts on both cars. I have no rubbing issues at all. It's just hard for me to find a decent alignment shop in my area!
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Any you guys have issues with top part of your strut rubbing against your hood cause I lowered mine recently an it's a issue for me but don't know exactly how to fix it lowered it 1.7"by the way
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Mine is nowhere near the hood..... Picture?
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Mine is fine. It was fine when I had a stock hood and it's fine now with an aftermarket carbon fiber hood.
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Yea I'll take pic after work thank god it's not raining anymore lol
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Yea I know! I just washed my car the other day too :/ where at in Cali are you?
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Nightmare you said u had the sport line ? Hmmm I think that's what mine are .... My back was dropped 2 in and front 1.6
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Nightmare you said u had the sport line ? Hmmm I think that's what mine are .... My back was dropped 2 in and front 1.6
Yeah I think that's the drop.
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And you said u have 18s ?? Did u get lower profile tires or anything ?
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And you said u have 18s ?? Did u get lower profile tires or anything ?
I have the stock size on the fronts, 235/50-18 and a 275/40-18 on the rear. It kept very close to the stock size sidewall. You can look at my pics and see a side view of my front fender gap and there's one from the side rear that shows the gap in the back.
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Yea I know! I just washed my car the other day too :/ where at in Cali are you?
Liv in Sac gibby and there the pics of top strut and hole where it made and now rubbing against my hood someone told me I could raise my hood but I couldn't find anything on forum about that
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Oh cool I was just up there a couple weeks ago. I haven't seen a strut sit that high before....
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Oh cool I was just up there a couple weeks ago. I haven't seen a strut sit that high before....
Me either that looks odd to me.
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Well i wouldn't know how to fix it i used eibach struts and h&r super sport springs with caster camber plates am I missing something??
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Well i wouldn't know how to fix it i used eibach struts and h&r super sport springs with caster camber plates am I missing something??
I don't think you're missing anything, it looks like the strut is just really tall in the center there. I'm not sure why it would be like that though.
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Re: Just lowered .... Need new tires n rims now..

The size of the rim ( 17, 18, 19 or 20 ) has nothing to do with the gap between the tire and the fender. Mustangs run a 27" inch tire, and that stays the same no mater what the rim size is. If you want to close the gap you need to buy larger diameter tires. I run a 265/60x18 on the rear of my car to fill up the wheel well.
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I don't think you're missing anything, it looks like the strut is just really tall in the center there. I'm not sure why it would be like that though.
Hmm where would u recommend me going to have it checked or possibly fixed not to expensive if no1 on here has the same issue
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Looks to me like it's missing a bushing or something. That's does sit REALLY high.
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Looks to me like it's missing a bushing or something. That's does sit REALLY high.
Would that bushing come off The stock struts ?cause I used all the parts that it came with when I ordered my suspension kit
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Not for sure but were you supposed to reuse the old bushing maybe? I'm not really sure what your suspension entails, just throwing it out there. I mean that thing is really standing up high
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I have the eibach sportlines with 19's 275/35/19



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Awesome! Those are the biggest drop of ebiach right ? Cuz that's what I have aswell and if u have 19's then I think I'll be good with the 18's...
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Re: Just lowered .... Need new tires n rims now..

I'm runnin' 20's and the Elibach pro lowering springs...and even spaced out my rims...no problems with clearance.
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Not for sure but were you supposed to reuse the old bushing maybe? I'm not really sure what your suspension entails, just throwing it out there. I mean that thing is really standing up high
Well I'll have to dig some more information caused I watched a few vids on installation b4 I did it myself so I followed and they never reused old parts but thanks
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