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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-28-2014, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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Max Drop with Stock Wheel/tire Height

Looking into getting some new struts/shocks/springs. I've got my mind set on a certain setup, but the only piece of missing info i don't have is

how low can i go before i start rubbing on stock 15in steelies and stock tire height?

i'm planning on rims later, but i dont mind stock rims for now. esp since i still have great tread.
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I was dropped 3 inches all around with my SS on 18's and still didn't rub. I know you can go pretty low. There are a few bagged guys and stanced guys on the forums, I'm sure someone will chime in here for ya!

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Are you switching to coilovers or just springs?

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Im dropping it with springs. The stock setup has 100k miles on it now... so im getting new shocks/struts and using the new springs vs the stock ones.
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Then don't worry, springs don't go low enough to have that issue on any of the stock wheels. I doubt you'll have bump steer but if you do you can pick up steering rack spacers for cheap.

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Im still learning cars. Im used to trucks lol
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That's fine, better to ask and know for sure than to not ask and make a mistake. When going with lowering springs be sure to get heavier duty shocks/struts as well.

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FE5 shocks are the most popular (from the SS turbo model) and rather inexpensive. Highly recommended to pick up a set with your new springs.

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With my steelies on 195/60/15 I was maybe 4 inches off the ground with no clearance issues (as far as tires go XD)


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