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Ride Height for 17 Inch Wheels

So right now I have a full set of Skunk2 lowering springs with stock spec struts. The stock wheels right now sit where the fenders slightly overlap the tires which I do not like. I want to bring the ride height up as the car is way too low for daily driving. I can't seem to find anything related to obtaining springs that will make the car still look good and not too high for 17 inch wheels. I basically want my car to look like the picture below. I do not want coilovers as I do not use the car for any racing or track use. Just a set of springs that will bring the car up to what I want. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Re: Ride Height for 17 Inch Wheels

Id say that -1,5" lowering is max for normal use. Depends also what kind of tires youre having.

Also see, that if you get aftermarket springs its always good idea also get aftermarket struts to keep the balance
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Re: Ride Height for 17 Inch Wheels

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Id say that -1,5" lowering is max for normal use. Depends also what kind of tires youre having.

Also see, that if you get aftermarket springs its always good idea also get aftermarket struts to keep the balance
Not really sure what to take from that. Do you know of any aftermarket springs that would get 17 inch wheels to the height of the picture? Or even stock height would be better than what I have.
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Re: Ride Height for 17 Inch Wheels

Any with 1-1,5" lowering? :D

Coilovers dont mean that you have to go to track or racing. Theyre just better suspension for the car than stock and let you adjust height and little bit dampening... and they give way better driving feeling for...driving your car
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Any with 1-1,5" lowering? :D

Coilovers dont mean that you have to go to track or racing. Theyre just better suspension for the car than stock and let you adjust height and little bit dampening... and they give way better driving feeling for...driving your car
Ok sorry about that. I actually found something that might work. I saw that the description for the Skunk2 springs says the lowering is 2.25 in the front and 2 in the back giving me something to go off of when choosing springs. Thanks.
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Re: Ride Height for 17 Inch Wheels

All manufactures should give you the expected ride height after installation. Also consider the height of the tire sidewall, it will affect the fender gap. Finally, what TypeT said about coil-overs is correct. A good set would allow you to adjust ride height so you wont have to worry about not liking the fender gap after spending money on parts, install, alignment.
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Re: Ride Height for 17 Inch Wheels

Its so hard to nail it unless you are a progressive rate spring master. Also the stock strut has a specific rebound rate and when you squish it down all the way, it is then operating within its least effective range and can suffer leaks. The coilovers are the way to go, unless you do a ton of homework on spring rates. By now Im rusty as hell.
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So right now I have a full set of Skunk2 lowering springs with stock spec struts. The stock wheels right now sit where the fenders slightly overlap the tires which I do not like. I want to bring the ride height up as the car is way too low for daily driving. I can't seem to find anything related to obtaining springs that will make the car still look good and not too high for 17 inch wheels. I basically want my car to look like the picture below. I do not want coilovers as I do not use the car for any racing or track use. Just a set of springs that will bring the car up to what I want. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Just to support everybody else's posts.

man the I love the Function Form Type 1. I think it was 600 bucks.

I was using TEIN Springs With KYB's before and my tires kept hitting fender... It hurt alot...


I'm killing these bumps with the FF Type 1 though!!!
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man the I love the Function Form Type 1. I think it was 600 bucks.
not really the best idea to get the cheapest coilovers what you could find
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