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1.75" lowering springs on 18"s

I just ordered Megan racing lowering springs. Apparent 1.75" drop. I have stock struts but had planned on getting new aftermarket struts and 17" wheels after summer heading into winter once my tires wear out. Do I have an issue here? In the front I only have an inch and a half wheel gap..
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Re: 1.75" lowering springs on 18"s

I figured that it would just start to tuck..
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Re: 1.75" lowering springs on 18"s

what tire profile you have there?

...coilovers would be the solution for this problem
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what tire profile you have there?

...coilovers would be the solution for this problem
235/45r18

haha no doubt they would be. this is just my daily so im just going for a simple clean look. coilovers are going on the track car next year

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Re: 1.75" lowering springs on 18"s

18s need 35 tire profile if lowered
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18s need 35 tire profile if lowered
^ This. If you're into the whole "hellaflush" crap you could consider stretching the tires for more clearance.
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Re: 1.75" lowering springs on 18"s

Damn well I lied. They are 225/40/18

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Re: 1.75" lowering springs on 18"s

The rear seems to have plenty of clearance. Since I'd just be going to a tire shop to trade in my tires, would I need new rear tires for sure?
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Re: 1.75" lowering springs on 18"s

depends about offset but Id recommend 215/35/18 set
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depends about offset but Id recommend 215/35/18 set
Ok cool, thanks you've been a ton of a help. I can't start until tonight but ill be posting photos for sure.
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Re: 1.75" lowering springs on 18"s

I have read a few DIY's about lowering cars (5th gen's). And they all say that the bump stop and dust shield should be shortened an inch or so. Does anyone have photos of this?
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Re: 1.75" lowering springs on 18"s

Well for any future readers. I called Megan Racing and they said to cut the bump stop in half, and leave the dust shield alone.
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Well for any future readers. I called Megan Racing and they said to cut the bump stop in half, and leave the dust shield alone.
there you go lol
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Re: 1.75" lowering springs on 18"s

Well, unfortunately it was too dark to take photos, but I got the springs on! The front wheel gap is none and the rear gap is less than an inch. Just where I wanted it. I test drove around and found that the ride was, well... similar to stock.. even with stock struts. The front end drags leaving my driveway but coming in at an angle is customary. The only time I was able to make the wheel rub is when braking hard and turning. but thats fine because your supposed to break before you enter a corner and accelerate through the turn... overall, I had a ton of doubt with my tires being too wide and going too low, but everything seem A ok for now.
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overall, I had a ton of doubt with my tires being too wide and going too low, but everything seem A ok for now.
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The only time I was able to make the wheel rub is when braking hard and turning.

I wouldnt say that "everything is ok" if theres any rubbing at any point...
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Re: 1.75" lowering springs on 18"s

Now that its day light I'm going to do some testing and see where and when it's rubbing

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