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Wheels Tires Suspension - Opinions

I've been considering this setup for a few weeks now and I'm wondering what you guys think. I'm concerned about fitment issues and ride quality.
Will these wheels/tires fit once the vehicle is lowered? Will the car bounce?

Wheels: Enkei EKM3 17x7, +45, 5x114.3, 72.56
I know, I'm going to need hub adapters.

Tires: Toyo Extensa SP 205/40/17
The Recommended Tire size & Offsets! recommends a 215. Anyone running 205? I'm trying to go for a shorter sidewall look.

Coilovers: Tein Street Basis GSH92-1USS2
How do these ride? I can't stand cars that "bounce". Will wheel fitment be an issue with this setup?

I'd love to hear what you guys think about all this.
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Re: Wheels Tires Suspension - Opinions

Easier and cheaper maybe to get 215 tires?

Imo not that good looking rims but Tein should be just fine
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Re: Wheels Tires Suspension - Opinions

What about fitment after the height reduction? Have you heard any pros/cons with the tein street basis? I don't want that awful bounce I've experienced in other people's cars.

What causes that anyways? That can't be how the suspension is supposed to behave.
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215/40/17 are pretty close to stock tires so unless youre looking for big drop shouldn't be problem ~1,5-2"

Bounce could be because too stiff/soft spring rate? Or some cheap crappy coils? But Tein should be OK for normal use. I dont have personal experience about them (I bought BC racing coils) but I could imagine that Tein is upgrade to stock suspension

I bought Spc/eibach adjustable upper ball joints when I did my suspension to make sure theres not any problems
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Re: Wheels Tires Suspension - Opinions

I'm deathly afraid of that awful bounce so I'm going to go for Tein's Street Advance system. Tein states "16-way Damping adjustment with over 200% increase in damping force change" I'm counting on this damper control eliminating any bounce and its only $80 more. $20 extra per tire seems like a fair price as long as nothing bounces.
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Re: Wheels Tires Suspension - Opinions

If you've rode along in cars that continue to bounce around after a bump usually would indicate a lack of dampening or maybe the spring rate is too high. Invest in a coilover that is as expensive as you can afford. I'd personally go with BC racing but tein should be a decent buy. I went with the function and form type 1, and for the very low price I paid I really can't complain. but compared to a higher end setup they are both under dampened and under sprung. But under normal driving conditions they ride very comfortably. If I had to do it again I would've passed on the good deal and saved for something a bit more premium.

I'd also personally suggest to avoid adjustable upper ball joints in front if you plan to lower your car significantly. I had the adjustable upper SPC BJs in the front on mine and every time the suspension would compress even under normal conditions, the top of the BJ would slam into the strut tower area. Because the adjustable BJs have a rather large nut that sticks out the top which hits before the bump stop... just my two cents.
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I'd also personally suggest to avoid adjustable upper ball joints in front if you plan to lower your car significantly. I had the adjustable upper SPC BJs in the front on mine and every time the suspension would compress even under normal conditions, the top of the BJ would slam into the strut tower area. Because the adjustable BJs have a rather large nut that sticks out the top which hits before the bump stop... just my two cents.
Never had any problems but my car is not slammed
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