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AZZKIKR Mar 14, 6:20am - #124951 

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coilovers...

ok...this is gonna be fun...I've got new rims and tires coming on monday - 17's with 215/45/17 tires - and I'm buying tanabe coilovers this week to drop my car. I've got a 2003 GT with no body kit. Aside form daily driving I do track days at Road Atlanta (F1 circuit style track, no drag racing), and I was wondering what I should set my drop at with the coilovers...I was thinking 1" - 1.5" up front and 2" - 2.5" out back to kind of level the car out. I'm looking for a drop that's not really gonna give me issues with driveability (tire rubbing), and any help or suggestions are more than appreciated thumbsup
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v3n0m Mar 14, 7:10am - #124952 

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I have my Tanabe's dropped all the way in the front & the rear is probably around 2". The car feels really flat when I take a sharp turn at a highspeed. I dunno if you wanna drop your front that far but I havent scraped in a while & I don't have a body kit either. I also don't have any problems with rubbing. My tires are 215/35/R18 & I would recommend setting the front to #1 & the rear to #3 on the (the knob that adjust the dampening)
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AZZKIKR Mar 14, 7:46am - #124953 

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cool..thanks thumbsup
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Speed4TheNeed Mar 14, 7:10pm - #124954 

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if you are racing on a track..you should put your coillovers as low as you can.

this is because:

1. there should be no bumpbs on an f1 style ractrack
2. the lower your car, the lower your center of gravity and therefore the better your car will corner thumbsup
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AZZKIKR Mar 14, 11:53pm - #124955 

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that's what I was thinking...I just wanted suggestions to make sure I don't have any tire rubbing...I'm sure I'll figure it out once I get them on there tho...just wondering what everyone's thoughts were smile
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