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Old 02-17-2016, 12:06 PM   #1
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Wheel Gap

I have a ridiculous amount of wheel gap on my mustang. It has 315's on the rear right now. I want to cut down on the gap without the possibility of rubbing on the rears. I don't have 1k to throw down on a full setup and probably won't in the forseeable future. Any suggestions?
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Removing the isolators on the springs will lower the car a tad. It really depends on the condition of them. If they are not crushed you will see ~.250" drop.

If you can spare ~$150 get a set of SR lowering springs. They drop the car 1.5" and you really won't need anything else. Alignment shop was able to get my Mach 1 into spec with them in without plates.

Two other options though not highly recommended (by me anyways) would be to cut springs or throw on a tire with a larger sidewall ratio.
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Look around on some of the parts for sale on this forum and others , I found a set of Springs for $40.00 from a guy who was upgrading to Coil Overs and just wanted to get rid of his lowering Springs (for my 2000 GT)
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Good input. There's no way I'm cutting springs. Even though it isn't a DD, that's just ghetto in my opinion.
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Do you have 17 or 18 inch wheels?
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17's. They are curbed out but I'm going to try and bring them back to life. Not looking to sink alot into it right now.
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I went with 18's and close to 2 inch drop and had no issues with rubbing on mine but tire was not near as wide think I had 275's 35 18 on her!
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I'm going to be posting some pictures of all the things that came on it when I bought it as well as all the issues I think it has or want to change. Has a decent list of aftermarket for the price I got it for.
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Good deal, Photos are always nice!
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