Anyone w/ Eibachs have clearance problems at K-member? - TCCoA Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-06-2005, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
Veteran Poster
 
gecko2424's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 789
Anyone w/ Eibachs have clearance problems at K-member?

My K member has about 3" of ground clearance. I'm running 245/40/18's too. I'm going to add a spacer in the springs, any other ideas?


SOLD!!!!

5.4 block from 99 expedition bored .20 over
Forged crank/Manley Rods/JE flat tops/chromemoly rings and Steeda Underdrives
P&P PI heads (by me) w/ 3 angle valve job w/copper gaskets with ARP studs/bolts and One piece lightning cams
80mm Pro-M MAF and Cut & welded '95 4.6 intake
Jmodded Trans & Trac-loc pumpkin (Cobra) 3.27
Raxles, ADDCO 1 1/4", Eibachs, JL Braces
18" CEC type 169 wheels w/ 245/40 front 255/45 rear
gecko2424 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-06-2005, 01:04 PM
Seasoned PostWhore
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Cullman, AL
Age: 56
Posts: 7,758
Send a message via AIM to 94 Daily Driven 4.6L
Stock 225/60/16 = 26.7" Diameter
Your 245/40/18 = 25.7" Diameter

So just your tire size lowers the car 1/2" or more.

I have Eibach's but am running 245/50/17 (26.8") and I don't have any (major) ground clearances. I just have to be careful how closely I pull up to a parking stop "thingy".

Here's what my 245/50/17, 17 x 8.5 wheel, Eibach spring, setup looks like:


97 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC (Chip'd, 3.73 T/L... so far... )
97 Ford Aspire (Slow, but getting 36 mpg (f'n Ethenol!! )
84 F250 Dually w/6.9L Diesel (7.3L IDI pending)
73 Mercury Cougar Convertible w/351C 4V (Partially Restored)
69 F100 LWB w/460 Engine
76 Glastron Carlson 23' Jet Boat w/460 CJ Engine
94 Daily Driven 4.6L is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-06-2005, 02:29 PM
4th Gear Poster
 
95greenbird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Fayetteville, PA
Age: 48
Posts: 331
I normally don't have any issues with the k-member but if I don't take speed bumps VVVVEEEERRRRYYYY SSSSLLLLOOOOWWWW, it will hit the underside of the body right behind the wheel wells on top of the bump. I'm running 235/60-15 tires.

Edit: One other thing, I can't fit my floor jack under the k-member without driving the car up on two 2x10s first.

Kevin
Mid-Atlantic Drag Racing Team. 15.589 @ 88.64 mph
MAMN12.COM

Get all your Ford parts from Dan Newman



Green 95 4.6L Thunderbird LX
*J-Modded 00 Mustang GT Transmission and torque converter*
*Mark VIII Flexplate*
*K&N*
*Eibach Springs*
*Hayden Transmission cooler*
*3.27 Trac-loc*
*Removed air silencer*
*Swapped Climate Control and Radio Locations*
*MARCH underdrive pulleys--soon to come*

95greenbird is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-06-2005, 02:29 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,163


I've got Eibach's with Koni shocks...
And with my 245/45/18 I haven't got a slightest problem..
Other than getting the jack under the car..

But the clearance for the Kmember doesn't matter that much
unless you're driving on really bad roads with stuff passing
between the wheel... Or a stone in the middle of the road....


//Per
Thyg0d is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-06-2005, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
Veteran Poster
 
gecko2424's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 789
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thyg0d


I've got Eibach's with Koni shocks...
And with my 245/45/18 I haven't got a slightest problem..
Other than getting the jack under the car..

But the clearance for the Kmember doesn't matter that much
unless you're driving on really bad roads with stuff passing
between the wheel... Or a stone in the middle of the road....
Stone happened saturday. Any center ridge in the road, where it dips where most cars tires go, I shave those off every time. Luky to only have a scratch on the oil pan

What tires do you have?


SOLD!!!!

5.4 block from 99 expedition bored .20 over
Forged crank/Manley Rods/JE flat tops/chromemoly rings and Steeda Underdrives
P&P PI heads (by me) w/ 3 angle valve job w/copper gaskets with ARP studs/bolts and One piece lightning cams
80mm Pro-M MAF and Cut & welded '95 4.6 intake
Jmodded Trans & Trac-loc pumpkin (Cobra) 3.27
Raxles, ADDCO 1 1/4", Eibachs, JL Braces
18" CEC type 169 wheels w/ 245/40 front 255/45 rear
gecko2424 is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-06-2005, 04:57 PM
Veteran Poster
 
Teal94BirdV8's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: New Kent, VA
Age: 30
Posts: 824
Send a message via AIM to Teal94BirdV8 Send a message via Yahoo to Teal94BirdV8
hm. I've never had a clearence problem, with my 2+ Intrax drop. I can even clear a cement parking log.

Oh yeah, I cant fit a jack under my car (well..on the sides) withough driving up on some boards.








94 LX V8 & 93 SC gone. Not forgotten.
1992 Lincoln Mark VII LSC Cobra U/L intake, PP 65mm TB, Powerdyne BD-11 8#, Walbro 255, FRPP 30lb Injectors, MSD ignition, 3.8 Taurus E-fan, A9P MAF conversion, Pypes 1&5/8" Shortys, O/R H-Pipe, 4.10 Trac-Lok, T-5 swap, FRPP flywheel, Ram HDX clutch, Steeda Clutch kit
2002 F150 FX4 Lariat 6" Fabtech, 3" BL, Stock FX4 wheels, 37x12.50 Nitto Trails, Yukon 4.56s, Detroit TrueTrac, Edge Evo, 8K HIDs, PowerStop truck&tow kit
1996 GMC Suburban SLT 6K HIDs, crystal clear light set, daily beater @ 222k miles

Teal94BirdV8 is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-07-2005, 02:00 AM
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,163
Quote:
Originally Posted by gecko2424
Stone happened saturday.

What tires do you have?
Ouch.... Not good..

I've got 245/45/18 in front and 275/40/18 back all Nitto NT555's
from Cudaz101...

//Per
Thyg0d is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-07-2005, 11:48 AM
2nd Gear Poster
 
crash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: State of Hockey
Posts: 81
I've got Eibach lowering springs with Koni's on stock 225/60-16 tires. I can just barely get my floor jack under my car.

Chris
1998 Toreador Red Mark VIII LSC
1996 Thunderbird LX
crash is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-07-2005, 12:53 PM
PostWhore
 
392Bird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Clarksville Tn.
Posts: 1,338
I made some ramp stops for mine, so I can park it on ramps in the garage. I park it this way all the time in the front so I can do minor stuff to it with out having to try to get a jack under it. Makes it very easy to work above or below the engine.


-----1993 Bird 5.0------
393 stroker, Vortech YSi, on E85
Lentech Strip Terminator & 4,000+ RPM stall converter
Detroit Locker with 3.55 gears.
17x9 Cobra Rs with 255/45/17 BFG KWDS
275/50/17 M&H DR on the rear

Click for Full Project
392Bird is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-07-2005, 03:46 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,163
Wow...
I want a garage like that!

My fathers garage is so narrow I almost have to climb out
thru the window... And no... I'm not that fat...

//Per
Thyg0d is offline  
post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-07-2005, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
Veteran Poster
 
gecko2424's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 789
3 car garage and 20x30 barn...and I still park outside. Figure that out.

I've got nitto 555's up front and taller/wider sumitomo's in rear, very sticky. I didn't know they made a 245/45/18, I'll have to check it out.


SOLD!!!!

5.4 block from 99 expedition bored .20 over
Forged crank/Manley Rods/JE flat tops/chromemoly rings and Steeda Underdrives
P&P PI heads (by me) w/ 3 angle valve job w/copper gaskets with ARP studs/bolts and One piece lightning cams
80mm Pro-M MAF and Cut & welded '95 4.6 intake
Jmodded Trans & Trac-loc pumpkin (Cobra) 3.27
Raxles, ADDCO 1 1/4", Eibachs, JL Braces
18" CEC type 169 wheels w/ 245/40 front 255/45 rear
gecko2424 is offline  
post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-07-2005, 05:08 PM
4th Gear Poster
 
terraplane8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Ottumwa, Iowa
Age: 52
Posts: 292
Eibachs's and 235/60/16's, no clearance issues, other than the flowmaster exhaust's flange connector by the differential.

97 LX, 4.6, Dynomax catback, Mustang MAF/intake tube and Aviator throttle body, Xcalibrator2 by Lonnie at BOC, 180 t-stat, Super Coupe wheels with 235/60/16's, Kenny Brown strut tower brace, Tokico Blues, Eibach Pro-kit, some strategically placed MN12 Performance polyurethane pieces, '02 Grand Marquis transmission

Submariners do it deeper...
terraplane8 is offline  
post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-07-2005, 05:27 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,163
Quote:
Originally Posted by gecko2424
3 car garage and 20x30 barn...and I still park outside. Figure that out.

I've got nitto 555's up front and taller/wider sumitomo's in rear, very sticky. I didn't know they made a 245/45/18, I'll have to check it out.
That's easy.. You've got to much sh!t stuffed in that garage..
And you should be jailed for it!

Got the tires from Cudaz101 (Brad)here..

//Per
Thyg0d is offline  
post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-07-2005, 07:00 PM
Whining Intakes Rock
Moderator
 
Al_Florida's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Englewood, FL
Posts: 3,645
Eibach's on 16's no clearance problems.

_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ I like intakes that whine \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_

# SELECT * FROM users WHERE clue > 0;
# 0 rows returned
# drop table users;_
Al_Florida is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TCCoA Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome