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Old 01-17-2007, 09:27 PM
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I think in the short term I will try and pick up some springs. With the smaller wheels and tires, it isn't going to look slammed, but it will look better than stock gap.

Hopefully over time I can get some rides in coil over cars and make a decision on brand and spring rate. As I will only be able to go to the track once or twice this year, not racing, performance isn't a huge deal right now as the car can already out perform me.
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Sounds like a good plan. This is my car with just springs (H&R) and the wheels help. The car is definitely pretty darn low because of the small wheels. And the gap will be less drastic on your car because the H&R's lower the MCS more due to added weight.

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Old 01-17-2007, 09:41 PM
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Oh yeah, plus the sunroof. That will look good.

Works for me. Lets just wait for it to get warm again.
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Old 01-26-2007, 07:36 PM
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Quick question will the hsports work with 7.5" wide tires
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That would depend on your tire size. I have 215/45/17's on 17x7.5's and they work fine. Actually less rubbing than when I was on the stock springs.
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depends on offsets too...
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Oh yeah... that too.
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here's what I'm thinking.... and I'm pretty sure I've got it figured out...

17x7.5 et35 kumho ecstas 205/45/17 with the M7 springs, stock struts. anyone see any problems with that? should I go a little smaller size tire to get some poke?
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here's what I'm thinking.... and I'm pretty sure I've got it figured out...

17x7.5 et35 kumho ecstas 205/45/17 with the M7 springs, stock struts. anyone see any problems with that? should I go a little smaller size tire to get some poke?
40 is a nice series tire to have on there....though 45 is good too and a bit safer around the potholes
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Old 01-27-2007, 01:18 AM
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yeah... I'm thinking 45 will be good with the very lightweight wheels I'm gonna get.
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I know I'm late on this but do beware of lowering springs. They will eventually distroy your factory struts. If you plan on "slaming" your car then the struts will go bad even faster. I read here that someone lowered on factory struts and now three years later it's a bit rough..? I will bet for sure that his struts are completly shot.
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I know I'm late on this but do beware of lowering springs. They will eventually distroy your factory struts. If you plan on "slaming" your car then the struts will go bad even faster. I read here that someone lowered on factory struts and now three years later it's a bit rough..? I will bet for sure that his struts are completly shot.
Yah...mine were shot when i switched to my konis (i had H&R's)
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I donno that you'll be able to run 205/45-17 on 17x7.5 ET35, but it's possible. I tried running 205/45-17 on 17x7 ET37, and they rubbed.
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I know I'm late on this but do beware of lowering springs. They will eventually distroy your factory struts. If you plan on "slaming" your car then the struts will go bad even faster. I read here that someone lowered on factory struts and now three years later it's a bit rough..? I will bet for sure that his struts are completly shot.
The factory shocks and struts weren't designed to work with stiffer aftermarket springs...it's always a good idea to change out to aftermarket shocks at the same time springs are done or at least when there are signs your factory struts are going bad.
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You may want to consider the JCW suspension struts with the H-Sport springs. The H-Sports come with shorter bumpstops that allow for nearly stock wheel travel & the JCW struts work great with them. The JCW struts can handle the lowered ride height better than the stockers & IMO they ride & handle much better.
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