This is the look I'm going for. Wheels flush with the fenders. Definitely need spacers. I've read 10mm front and 15mm rear. Anyone confirm this? Can anyone chime in on the best spacers? I've seen ones that use your existing studs (that bold on and have their own studs) and ones that you need to install longer studs.My car lowered on 17"... ok not the S40 OEM wheels but S70R ones with spacers. Effect should be the same:
Just on Springs? with 17's? I didnt think the fenders would need any work, unless you were on coilovers with like... 19'sThe front is easy to get flush but the rear is much harder. The spacers aren't going to be the same if you use some in the front and rear.
Plus the rear fenders are going to need some serious rolling because it will be in the way by the time you have the wheels/tires flush in the rear.
Well, 17s vs. 19s have very little to do with that since you are likely to keep the same tire perimeter ratio. Wheel offset (or spacers) and tire width are what counts here.Just on Springs? with 17's? I didnt think the fenders would need any work, unless you were on coilovers with like... 19's
by the way, car looks awesome.Well, 17s vs. 19s have very little to do with that since you are likely to keep the same tire perimeter ratio. Wheel offset (or spacers) and tire width are what counts here.
Yes the springs won't come down as low as coil-over so you won't get constant rubbing but with any lowering you are still likely to get the tire touching the fender on many rough pavement.
If you're not worried about that than fine but otherwise it's going to happen.
You can eliminate a lot of that if you go with very stretched tires but I personally don't want to over-do that.
I have H&R springs (about 1.4" drop) and with my 18x8 wheels and its 45mm offset, mounted on 225x40 tires, I hit the fender, and it's not even fully flush in the rear...
hmmmm..... having second thoughts now.
I'm working on some photoshops of my car to see what it would look like lowered.
ill try to post those later,
In the meantime, I live on a country dirt road. The highway department puts down heavy gravel every couple months. Is going lower a bad idea?