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hi guysss! i want to lowered my car with the evolve springs but i got 245/40/r18 anyone has them with these SPEC tire?? rubbing issues ? i would prefer the Graphite: Ride height is reduced 1.3" (33 mm) in the front and 1.2" (30 mm) in the rear. but i think those ones are definitive for rubbing issues with these tires. so im going on the blue ones. help please on any one who knows about lowering with 245/40/r18 pictures personal experience are welcome thanksss. have a great day! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 245/40/r18 and lowering 1.5" in the front and 1.4" evolve springs (jorge espinal)

Well, I think you've got it backwards. The blue springs are going to lower your car MORE than the graphite. If you're worried about rubbing with the graphite, you most definitely will rub with the blue...<p>That being said, although I have no personal experience with this size tire, I don't think you would have any issue. If you post pictures of the way the car sits now, we might be able to help you out a little more. Somebody else with more experience will chime in, but in my opinion I don't think it will be a problem with either.
 

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Re: 245/40/r18 and lowering 1.5" in the front and 1.4" evolve springs (S40Racer)

Yeah i dont think you should. The tire shouldnt be much taller than my 225/40/18's and i have no rubbing from the drop. The only rubbing you may have is if you have a wide wheel and are fully locked to the left or right turning.<p>Other than that the drop is substantial enough to rub the fenders.
 

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Re: 245/40/r18 and lowering 1.5" in the front and 1.4" evolve springs (S40Racer)

yes sorry for the error i mean i would prefer the blue ones. but would be more secure with the graphite that lowers the car less. so im having my decision for graphite ones. if it can be lowered thanks for your help <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 245/40/r18 and lowering 1.5" in the front and 1.4" evolve springs (ForceFed Motorsports)

yes for the wide wheel by looking at it seems it could be some rubbing <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> . im hoping some one with 245/40/r18 has them or tried them with lowering springs. thanks for your help <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>gmugolf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Evolve doesnt sell the graphite springs anymore.... </TD></TR></TABLE><br>NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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If u want to go low but not to low try the Eibach pro's i believe they are very close to evolve grey ones <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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What is your wheel offset and width?<p>I have 225/40/18 on 52.5mm offset 7.5" wide Medusas. I lowered a month ago and it rubs on the rear outside, just enough to wear away some of the plastic inner fender liner, but it stopped once it wore enough away to clear. I have the H&R springs which are supposed to lower 1.4" front and rear. <p>I do not have the Volvo recommended steering limiters, and nothing hits up front as far as I know. <p><A HREF="http://vccs.volvocars.se/accessories/cat/en-GB/S40-V50/styling/alu/VCC-251723.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://vccs.volvocars.se/acces...3.htm</A>
 

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i got 245/40r18 on medusas . is your car FWD? how is the ride for the H&R springs? u think there better than evolve? thanks matt
 

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Wow, that's a lot of tire on a 7.5" wheel! You will have slightly worse rubbing in the back. You'll at least wear out the plastic liner inside the fender, and possibly get your tires into metal. You may want to look into rolling your fenders to fit the 245s.<p>Yes, it's FWD.<p>The H&R springs feel the same on a normal road, but on a rough road the ride is worse. I can't compare to evolve because I've never been in a car with those springs. I recommend the H&R, though.
 
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