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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-06-2014, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
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I Want Lowering Springs But.....

The problem is im unsure what to do, i want lowering springs, i plan to keep the stock rims/tires that i have for winter tires and get aftermarket rims/tires for summer. do i need 15's for my aftermarkets as well? would i be better off just staying with 15's and lowering the car to the stock wheel/tire size?

this is my cars wheel gap now with stock tires, rims, and suspension.
also where i live the roads aren't the best although i always dodge potholes lol.
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You can safely go up to 17-18 inchs wheels. You will have to but new tire according to the size of wheel.

For example i have 18 inchs wheel with 225/40/18 tire size.

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You can safely go up to 17-18 inchs wheels. You will have to but new tire according to the size of wheel.

For example i have 18 inchs wheel with 225/40/18 tire size.

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So if I kept the 15's that have 195/60/15 tires I believe.. for the winter. and got 17's with 215/45/17 tires for summer.
What would be a good suggested lowering spring for a good level drop without much worry of bottoming out?


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Like i told you in PM i use to have eibach sportline a couple years ago before my coilovers. Idk if you guys have something better to suggest??


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ha coilovers are awesome, theyre just so expensive. springs are pretty good for lowering on a budget lol

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coilovers are meant for smooth pavement track racing in most cases, if your roads are horrible, then go with springs/struts, youll be better off too. Eibach sportlines are good, some people have had issues with them, but i saw in a tiny disclaimer of Eibach, 1 million mile warranty So if your springs are sagged, please contact them and you can get a new pair, just wait 6-8 weeks on stock ones

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I have the fe5 pedders combo. Dropped my ss an inch or so. Still very comfy ride and stiff in the corners. I had the stock cobalt shocks on my car(auto zone sold me the wrong ones) and it's a HUGE difference . Also stock ss springs will work. I have an extra set sitting that I'll never use
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