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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-16-2004, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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Lowering with 255's

Ok i dont want people heard or think...i want the truth.... im tired of people saying "yea it will rub", with no experience....

simple question, i currently run 255/45/17's on my car with y2k cobra R's 17x8.5, with a 36mm offset. (currently no rubbing)

however this fall/christmas im recieving a set of lowering springs, the drop is at 1.5 inches, with that do i have to worry about the tires rubbing at any point??


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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-16-2004, 06:43 PM
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Depends on the offset, I guess, because I knew people running 275/40/18's with no rubbing problems on lowered cars.
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I'm running 255/50's on 17x71/2'' Scoundrels and had to use spacers in front, even before the Eibachs, but no rubbing. Hope to see you guys on the 26th(with MY red '96 'bird)lol.
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My Bullitt wheels rubbed BAD, even with the lip pounded up they rub a lot with weight in the back of the car. But I think they are 32 MM offset and I am also running 255/45/18's so they are slightly taller. My old wheels and tires were 255/??/15's and also rubbed but the wheels were on the car when I got it and I have no idea of the offset.

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I run 17x7 wheels with 255/45/17 tires and have not experienced any rub.

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I've got 255/45 R 17's on 17x9 cobra R's and I've got less than a 1/4" of clearance between the tire and the sheet metal in back when the tires are tucked in the wheel well (when the trunk is loaded with my DR's and floor jack)
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I am running 225/50/17 on my 17x9 2003 Cobras. The problem with mine is; on the SC with the Tokicos, the width of the wheel allows the fenders (front and rear) to come directly down on the tire under those heavy suspension movements. On the LX they work great. Sprint springs with the Mark LCAs and Slayer’s perches hold the rear a little high for my tastes but have not rubbed once. I have yet to make a trip thought the canyon yet. I will try to get a picture up tonight. Here is the SC with my rear spring spacers installed to hold up the rear.
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97' LX, Tokia springs and shocks, 17x7.5 rims with 39mm o/s, 255/45/17 tires (26.1 OD), stock alignment. Great stance, enough wheel well opening, no rub, and you're riding on rails. The 255/45/17 tires are shorter than stock, they need to be matched with the lower springs and shocks. Don't look back. Ed
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