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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-18-2004, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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How much lower will a stock tbird sit with a 245/35/20, or 255/35/20?

I read that 245/35/20 is a good tire size to go with with 20's, but I was wondering how much will it lower my car? I'm putting 1.5" lowering springs on it and am planning on buying 20's, but I don't want to have a big fender gap or lower to much so I bottom out. I also read that 255/35/20 should keep the speedometer right, but how big is the sidewall on that tire?

Any pictures would be a great help. Also tell if it's lowered or not and how much.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-19-2004, 04:35 PM
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im not trying to state anything but go search tccoa forums for the tire size calculator..

put in the stock wheel and tire size 215/70/15 or if u have the sport it might be different

then enter ur new wheel and tire size... it will tell you how much bigger or smaller it will be
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Plug the numbers into this Tire Size Calculator to compare sizes.

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THAT IS COOL!
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Stating the obvious, maybe....but keep in mind you have to divide the difference in height of the two tire sizes by two to see how much the car ride height will be affected...

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the 255/35 is 27" and the 245/35 is 26.8". So you have .2" difference in height which means your car would be .1" lower with the 245/35. very unlikely that you will notice any difference in height. Those are the two sizes on my car and they are virtually the same aside from the width.

i had 2" drop springs on mine without any problems. not sure what your stock tire size is, but my stocks and the 20's were nearly the same overall diameter.

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