| Originally posted by idanity+Jan 16 2005, 04:35 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(idanity @ Jan 16 2005, 04:35 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-ye12@Jan 16 2005, 12:52 AM |
idanity,* 255/16/65's are pretty tall tires.* I have 215x40's on 17x7.5 wheels with 10mm hubcentric spacers and its tight.* I may be able to push it to 225x35x17 but that would be the limit with Eibach lowering springs.* I have tried 215x35x18's and they fit without rubbing as well.
your right. i am just trying to get that snug look with all the tires on this car.
hoping (knowing) someone else did this w/their ride and looking at what youve got. (the clearences between the wheel wells and rubber tread.
im seeing a few bmw's with less than 2mm or less (the rears are inside the wells).
i dont have much more than 1.75 inches of gap in the front and back but i want the extreme machine, and shocks to boot...
i now know that the 65-height is too much and i should go w/225/17/40's but am also wondering on your suspensions as well.
i made mine with shorter springs and i did it myself, i know i need shocks but i wanted to know if i could do the springs myself (and i have on every car i owned so far but my friends (yuppies i guess) said its too hard) and i have also used a micrometer to make each side exactly identical too. but i am now wondering (after seeing these true great lowered rides every blue moon) how/what they/you did
thanks 4 replying
you could just get a lowering kit from some performance shop, the springs will be better then just cutting them, you clould'v also put jack stands or blocks of wood under your car to the heigh you wanted and heated up the springs so the car would fall to that heigh and leave the car untill the springs cool an dpresto you have a lowered car, but the after market spring idea is better, mine came lowered so that was a bonus.