OSOLMIO Posted September 20, 2010 Share Posted September 20, 2010 I ordered springs and lowered the car almost 4". I took all the measurements over and over and over and used Discount Tires Direct calculator per recommendations here. I did all this with the 14" factory wheels and tires. I ordered 16 X 7 wheels with +42 offset and 205/50/16's. The change in diameter should have only been 1.33", which I thought I could live with. I put the tire and wheel set on and the fender lip sat on the tires! So picking the lesser of the dollar factors I put the stock springs back on so the car could be driveable instead of spending the money ordering 40 series tires. My ears could not take the bitching out I know I would hear from the wife. Now it looks like some kind of jacked up redneck 4X4 wanna be with 3"-2 3/4" between the top of the tire and the fender lip. It f--ing looks gross. Eibach claims their "lowering" springs lower the car 1.2" for their Pro-Line, every other manufacturer claims 1-3/4" to 3" drop. What is a decent non-interferring space I should have between the top of the tire and wheel well/fender lip? I have seen some real close tolerances in photos here and I wonder if anyone experiences rubbing? I don't need that since the car was just painted. I hate not being able to try the aftermarket parts on first but I do not want to pay local prices for tires, wheels and springs so I am doing all purchases via the internet which is usually "All Sales Final" especially after installation. Any recommendations for clearance tolerances? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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