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which springs should i get?...plz help!

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Old 04-25-2012, 11:44 AM
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which springs should i get?...plz help!

i want to drop my car but i dont want it slammed... im wondering whats everyones input is and would love some suggestions...im gonna get some 16x7 black slipstreams and i just want a drop that covers the wheel gap and doesnt rub....
 
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:09 PM
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Swift lowering springs would be your best option if you don't have a set budget.

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Also, what size tires do you plan on running? What offset Slips?
 

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Old 04-25-2012, 02:11 PM
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I've got Tein STechs and like them:

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They're pretty soft spring rates and the ride is pretty comfy for me, stock shocks still and they haven't blown (it's been about a year now). Still feels like the day I installed them. About a 2" drop, don't expect a huge handling improvement, they're for looks mainly.

You'll still have some wheel gap with either the Swifts of STechs and 16's. You'll need coilovers to close all of the gap.
 
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Eibach Sportline or Swift Sport Mach.
 
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Thanks for your replys.... For the 16x7's what is a good offset?....I was thinking about a 205/45/16 for the tires...I appreciate your suggestions since I really don't know much about the right offset and tire size etc etc.....
 
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205/50/16 tire size will give you the same diameter as the stock tire size. 205/45/16 will start throwing off your speedo and miles gauge...
 
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by kollunz View Post
205/50/16 tire size will give you the same diameter as the stock tire size. 205/45/16 will start throwing off your speedo and miles gauge...
Thanks bro....now I know what to look for.
 
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So I just got bought the Tein s techs .......So I should go for a 16x7 wheel with 205/50/16 tire and a 45 offset for no rubbing?....what is the lowest offset I could go for w/o rubbing just to have an idea?....thanks in advance!
 

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