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i'm getting vogtland spring for my ride. i'm having a hard time deciding how to go 3/4" or 1.6" i wanna get rid of that hedious fendewell gap, but i have a ground effects kit i salvage from my other tbird i wrecked and dont want to be scrapping all over the place. any ideas?
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i have a 1.5in drop on eibachs and if i didnt have the gfx i would prob want a 2in drop.

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i'm getting vogtland spring for my ride. i'm having a hard time deciding how to go 3/4" or 1.6" i wanna get rid of that hedious fendewell gap, but i have a ground effects kit i salvage from my other tbird i wrecked and dont want to be scrapping all over the place. any ideas?
There will be times when you'll think any lowering is too much, but 1 to 1.5 inches really makes a noticeable change in that gap, and keep tires at least as tall as a 225/60-16 or 215/70-15 on it. Wider is OK, but no shorter.

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I'd definitely go with the 1.6", .75" isn't nearly enough.
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There will be times when you'll think any lowering is too much, but 1 to 1.5 inches really makes a noticeable change in that gap, and keep tires at least as tall as a 225/60-16 or 215/70-15 on it. Wider is OK, but no shorter.
what are you talking about???? i have the 1.6 drop with 245/45/18's and have ZERO problems and car look great!! and im pretty conservative when doing mods like that.

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i think you miss read. he said atleast stock tires, he means you can go taller and wider than stock But no shorter.

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I'd definitely go with the 1.6", .75" isn't nearly enough.
even w/ ground effects? has anybody had problems gettin a dropped w/ ground effects into a aligment machine?
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When I had the Eibach's on, I had about a .75-1" front fender-tire gap. With the SC kit I still had no issues with getting it aligned. The only problem's I had with clearance was the exhaust dragging on speedbumps.

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I have no issues with mine as of yet. I've driven over speedbumps hit some bad roads... The key is to either avoid them or just go over them slowly that's all.

I'm nervous when I change my exhaust if I'll have any issues.

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I have no issues with mine as of yet. I've driven over speedbumps hit some bad roads... The key is to either avoid them or just go over them slowly that's all.

I'm nervous when I change my exhaust if I'll have any issues.

Same here with my setup 1.5 drop and true duals Have yet to drag anything my exhaust guy done her right

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i think you miss read. he said atleast stock tires, he means you can go taller and wider than stock But no shorter.
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There will be times when you'll think any lowering is too much, but 1 to 1.5 inches really makes a noticeable change in that gap, and keep tires at least as tall as a 225/60-16 or 215/70-15 on it. Wider is OK, but no shorter.
what are you talking about???? i have the 1.6 drop with 245/45/18's and have ZERO problems and car look great!! and im pretty conservative when doing mods like that.
The poster opening the thread wanted to minimize the gap, not increase it. He wanted to drop the car in part to do it ... and he was concerned about ground clearance.

http://www.1010tires.com/TireSizeCal...?action=submit

225/60-16 is nominally 26.62" diameter

215/70-15 is nominally 26.85" diameter

245/45-18 is nominally 26.68" diameter


Your 245/45-18s are "OK" it seems.



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Thanks for the site. Thats quite helpful.

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You're welcomed, I use it often. Used to have to calculate it long hand.

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When I had the Eibach's on, I had about a .75-1" front fender-tire gap. With the SC kit I still had no issues with getting it aligned. The only problem's I had with clearance was the exhaust dragging on speedbumps.
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I have no issues with mine as of yet. I've driven over speedbumps hit some bad roads... The key is to either avoid them or just go over them slowly that's all.
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i'm getting vogtland spring for my ride. i'm having a hard time deciding how to go 3/4" or 1.6" i wanna get rid of that hedious fendewell gap, but i have a ground effects kit i salvage from my other tbird i wrecked and dont want to be scrapping all over the place. any ideas?
Just don't lower it and go with some 20" or 22" rims. Always gotta sacrifice, thats how it is.

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How do true duals help? I have true duals.
If you still drag on speedbumps then i quess your have a mid-mount Muffler !

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I do, but that's not what I have problems with. It's where I have it clamped together.

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the lowest point on my bird is not the exhaust... how the hell are you guys scraping?

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mine isnt that low either. looks low but isnt

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the lowest point on my bird is not the exhaust... how the hell are you guys scraping?

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I got the 1.6 Vogtland on my car with a body kit and 245/45ZR17's which is 25.7 in diameter. And I have a mid mount. And I DONT SCRAP AT ALL! I guess its how you approach certain things. Oh and go with the 1.6V's I love them!

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I have 1,6 Vogtland, Koni adjustable shocks and Adco 1 3/8" rear sway bar . Wheel is the original 215/70x15. New wheel will be 235/55x17. They are only 7 mm (~1/4") bigger than the original. Hope to have the new wheel mounted next weekend.

The roads around here are not that good, but it functions perfect with no problems. I have the Koni at the hard in front and soft in rear.

This winter everything in the rear driveline/suspension was up graded and next winter will be the front.

Around 15 - 1.6 drop will take care of your problem
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Sorry it should have been 1.5 - 1.6 drop
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