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Old 03-30-2011, 08:10 PM   #1
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I want to put a lowering kit on my 01 gt, would 2" all around be a problem, I am going to put 315-35-17 in the rear and 245-45-17 in the front is there going to be a clearance issue?

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Well you cant out 315s on a 17inch rim.
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Well you cant out 315s on a 17inch rim.
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The rear rim size is 17/10.5

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The rear rim size is 17/10.5

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Biggest you can put is 275 I believe. Need a 18 rim to do 315.
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2 inches is too much

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Biggest you can put is 275 I believe. Need a 18 rim to do 315.
315/35/17 is about the only size that fits on the 17x10.5" rims. I have the exact setup on my car.

For 18x10's the suggested size is 295/35/18 or something along those lines.

I wouldn't go any wider than 275 on 17x9's, and no larger than 245 on 17x8's.

You should be fine with a 1.5"-1.75" max. drop with your wheel setup, but I would say 2" might be too extreme. I know people do slam them down that low, but any obstruction on the road larger than a pebble becomes an issue, along with driveways, speed bumps and bad roads.
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Re: lowering

I have 18x10 (305 tires) on the back with a one inch spacer and 2" drop also. I had to roll the fenders considerably cause they just chewed my tires up even without the spacer.
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This is my springs like 2 hours after it was done. It settled down a little bit more. I'll post pics once it's driveable again.
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For 18x10's the suggested size is 295/35/18 or something along those lines.


You should be fine with a 1.5"-1.75" max. drop with your wheel setup, but I would say 2" might be too extreme. I know people do slam them down that low, but any obstruction on the road larger than a pebble becomes an issue, along with driveways, speed bumps and bad roads.
295/35R18's here...on the roush 1.5" factory lowered suspension...They fit and the 18's fit great, but the ride is bumpy.
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I have 18x10 (305 tires) on the back with a one inch spacer and 2" drop also. I had to roll the fenders considerably cause they just chewed my tires up even without the spacer.
That good to know

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Let us know what setup your going with but definitely 315 out back
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Re: lowering

2" is rather low, you will scrape on stuff. Mine is about 2 inches lowered and its ok~ (at the limit honestly) and I still scrape on stuff now and then. The wheels its all about offset~ should be ok
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I'm lowered about 2" all around with the pro-kit and I love it but scrape on some things.

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Old 03-31-2011, 11:01 AM   #15
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I'm lowered about 2" on H&R springs and I'm running 17x9 with 275/45r17 in front and 17x10.5 with 315/35r17 in back and I tend to bottom out quite a bit! The only problem I ran into was some rubbing on the inner fenderwell when I go over uneven roads and things that make my car bounce more than normal.
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Re: lowering

just FYI if you are super low and you driver over a raised up man hole your K member can catch it and AKA frame damage.
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:39 AM   #17
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You can put 315's on 17 rims, I wouldn't do it, I would stat with like 275's, that is a lot of rubber to turn. I actually seen 315 40 17's on a z28 today, is possible but it may be an issue, go with 275's, still looks bad ***
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And if you lower it go about 1.5 and get the camber caster to go with it, if not you will chew through tires like crazy
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I lowered mine 2". I have 17x9 fronts with 255/40 and 17x10.5 rears with 315/35. I have no problem with clearance in the fenders. The car looks nasty that low. I
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I lowered mine 2". I have 17x9 fronts with 255/40 and 17x10.5 rears with 315/35. I have no problem with clearance in the fenders. The car looks nasty that low. I
I would post pics if I new how. The only scrapping problems that I have is when the road has a crown, then my engine cradle will scrape a bit. It happens a few times but you learn to drive on the crown and avoid places where you will scrape. Go for it
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That's a 17x10.5 with a 315/35R17 with the car being lowered 2" looks pretty good I think! Like people have been saying you will scrape a couple times but after a while you learn how to drive around things and pay a little more attention to the roads you drive! Good luck!
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Old 03-31-2011, 05:51 PM   #22
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That's a 17x10.5 with a 315/35R17 with the car being lowered 2" looks pretty good I think! Like people have been saying you will scrape a couple times but after a while you learn how to drive around things and pay a little more attention to the roads you drive! Good luck!
That looks awesome. Mine looks the same way and I have the same wheels
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I want to put a lowering kit on my 01 gt, would 2" all around be a problem, I am going to put 315-35-17 in the rear and 245-45-17 in the front is there going to be a clearance issue?

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I got the roush springs and sruts it lowers the stang 1.5" with the 315 35 17s in the back with the sway bar kit, must say better than new.

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Old 03-31-2011, 08:45 PM   #24
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Re: lowering

ehem... IDK if I am too late for this thread or not.. But i will throw in my .02

I am 2.5"s dropped all the way around, and I am runnin 245 45 17s front, and 295 somethin 15s in the rear... i have no rubbing and I think my stance looks mean as hell... you should be 100% A OK... but I am not liable if you bottom out on ****... haha
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