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Old 09-05-2013, 01:57 PM   #1
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Question about Lowering on Stock wheels

I know there are a lot of guru's on here with heavy experience on lowering. I'm purchasing the Raceland coilover set for the SVT in a couple of weeks. I have stock 5spoke svt's and stock sized tires. So my question is simply, how low can I go without rubbing. ANY type of input is very much appreciated!!!


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Old 09-05-2013, 03:02 PM   #2
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Whats your definition of rubbing? Tires hitting fenders when turning or rubbing fender liners on big dips in the road?

You should be able to get below 24" fender heights with no real issues, assuming you get your alignment right as well

Going down below 23" will be more interesting but should be do able on stock 17x7 et 49
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Well, pretty much what you said, while turning and slight bumps in the road. I want to look flush, but also reasonable. So how low can I go without rubbing, in inches. 2- 2 1/2 inches maybe?
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:34 PM   #4
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I would say 1.5 should be safe make sure you get a person who knows how to align properly or you will be eating up your tires
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Well, pretty much what you said, while turning and slight bumps in the road. I want to look flush, but also reasonable. So how low can I go without rubbing, in inches. 2- 2 1/2 inches maybe?
Measure your fender heights now, what are you at? I'd say 2" should be doable but your results may vary. See what two inches lower would put your tire to fender ratio at. Good things about coils is you can adjust them. So if you are rubbing, raise them up a little until you sort out the rubbing.
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Ok, great info! If I went with a 205/45/17 size tire, would that help with how low I can go
vs. rubbing the fenders?
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