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I am going to install my Eibach Sportline kit for the 2'' drop on my car whenver i get my wheels ( gold ford racing 17''). What kind of rub will i run into on my 2005 zx3 with 17s and a 2'' drop?

ANY advice is appreciated, pointers, etc.


any big CONS on doing a 2'' over 1.5''?
(besides the obvious lower ground clearance, roads around here are pretty good, so im not worried about that)


I wait to install my suspension with my wheels, right?
I shouldnt install the suspension on the stockers, then put hte rims on and have to realign, right?
 

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What size tires?
 

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thefrush said:
What size tires?

I haven't look at tire sizes. All i know is i don't want rubberbands, but they don't need to be really beefy either. Im not sure what size tire the 17s will need.....
 

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u can go with 215/45/17 and get no rub

thank you, i guess i will go with that.


i was thinking about maybe going to the prokit, or whatever the 1.5 drop is, but if i just go with those tires without rub i will stick with the sporlines.


thanks for the post!
 

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hey i've got 17s on my zx3 with stock suspension and i've gotta take it slow over the bumps otherwise the wheels hit the fenders so i'm afraid to get a drop...i don't think i could imagine what 2inches would do!
 

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I have an 04 ZX3 and I did a 2.5in drop all around and have been running 215/45/17 on her and have had no problems at all. I have been using the Falken Ziex 512's and I love them, they are a BadAss all around tire. And I got them off Ebay for like $342 shipped for the whole set. So anyways yeah I havent had any problems. [:D] [:p]
 

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hey i've got 17s on my zx3 with stock suspension and i've gotta take it slow over the bumps otherwise the wheels hit the fenders so i'm afraid to get a drop...i don't think i could imagine what 2inches would do!
it all depends on offset...i have st200's and get no rub at all with sportlines and 215-45's..i believe his wheels have the same offset as mine
 

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I'd reccomend going with a 215/40-17 because when I was running a 215/40-18 I rubbed quite a bit with the sportlines and that tire size is equvelant(sp...?) to a 215/45-17.
 

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youngkal said:
it all depends on offset...i have st200's and get no rub at all with sportlines and 215-45's..i believe his wheels have the same offset as mine

so, you have no rub at all? well then, you just made my mind up, i have the same wheels and tire as you, and now i have money to get some springs, did you have to get a camber kit at all?
 

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so, you have no rub at all? well then, you just made my mind up, i have the same wheels and tire as you, and now i have money to get some springs, did you have to get a camber kit at all?
no rub at all...i do have rear camber bolts...just put them on last week..it wasnt too bad i did it myself in about an hour..would have been faster but only had a dremel to grind off the spot welds...some people say u dont need the camber bolts but i notice a big difference...
 

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what about the front? did you have to get that kit as well? i know i have to get it aligned, the shop i want to take it to says they will install it, but only if i have the camber kit to align it too.
 

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i have 215/35/18 and the sportline kit. I get no fender rub at all. i do get some bad wear on the inside front tires though. ive been slackin on the camber kit.
 

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see, if i'm gonna do this, i'm gonna do it right! so i ordered the front and rear kit to fix everything.
 

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We need to know the wheel offset and tire size to let you know if you will rub or not. If you tell me those I can almost guarantee you if you will rub or not.
 

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^^ You're right, I didn't see where he said what wheels they were. With that knowledge, you WILL rub on a 215/45-17 with stock fenders. You will probably clear if you roll the fenders, but it still might be close. Your best bet would be 215/40-17, that will definitely not rub.
 

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What offset wheels are people using so they don't rub with a 2" drop? I don't know any Focus wheels with more than a 49mm offset.
 

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I don't rub with a 2.5" drop and I have a 45mm offset. I also have rolled fenders, a good amount of negative camber, and 215/45-16 tires. There are a LOT of variables to include. [;)]
 
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