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drop on 18s? #15044 May 7, 9:18pm May 7, 9:18pm
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drop on 18s?
how low should you go with 18 inch rims? i have stock body nd i dont want to have to drive up speedbumps sideways nd all that bich shit...sportline or prokit?

Re: drop on 18s? [Re: jonan] #15045 May 8, 4:14am May 8, 4:14am
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well, if your really worried go with the prokit ... if your looking for a little more drop try H&R or Hotchkis .. sportlines are the lowest at 2" drop ... prokit 1.2"

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oh here take a look at my car ...

https://www.celicahobby.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=002658

I have 18" rims with 215/45 tires, hotchkis springs and a kaminari kit.

Re: drop on 18s? [Re: RicePowered] #15047 May 8, 7:02am May 8, 7:02am
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sportlines are the lowest at 2" drop
Actually, I believe Tanabe superdowns go even lower than that.

But with 18s, Rice got it right, but he forgot to mention TRD springs. Those might be a nice drop for oyu as well.

If you want to know how low you can go, go measure the wheel well gap and go from there, make sure you leave enough room so that the wheels don't rub. The measuring will also help you decide on how low you want, and then go from there.

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Re: drop on 18s? [Re: Grand-Touring-Dan] #15048 May 8, 7:06am May 8, 7:06am
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Originally posted by Grand-Touring-Dan:
Actually, I believe Tanabe superdowns go even lower than that.
Really shocked why would anyone want to go lower ... ouch i can see it now SSSSSCCCCRAP.

Yeah i didn't mention TRD because prokit and TRD are pretty much exactly the same, although TRD won't void any type of warrenty.

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if you have sportlines on 18s do you have to go thru speed bumps and dips sideways or kan you go really slow

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You would definitely have to go slow, but when you turn, your wheels will probably rub. Go out and measure the wheel gap. Sportlines might be too much, but I don't know for sure.

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anyone with sportlines and 18's...do ur wheels rub????????? i reallly dont want it to rub..is ther a set of springs thats like in between sportline and prokit

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i really like the hotchkis drop, it evens out the car... take a look at ricepowered's car its a great drop grin thumbsup after seeing the hotchkis drop on his car i'm definately getting hotchkis srpings , just gotta save $ lol


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Originally posted by jonan:
anyone with sportlines and 18's...do ur wheels rub????????? i reallly dont want it to rub..is ther a set of springs thats like in between sportline and prokit
yes I said before ... H&R spings are 1.5 all around, Hotchkis are 1.3 front, 1.7 rear.

thanks brad thumbsup thumbsup

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ricepowered do you ever scrape? do you have to go over speedbumps all slow or do you have to go sideways...also...do ur wheels rub?

also...ur car looks bomb ;-)

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Re: drop on 18s? [Re: jonan] #15055 May 13, 3:52am May 13, 3:52am
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ricepowered do you ever scrape? do you have to go over speedbumps all slow or do you have to go sideways...also...do ur wheels rub?

also...ur car looks bomb ;-)
No, my wheels do NOT rub, even at full turn. The roads anround me pretty nice so no I've never scraped.

Around speed bumps and intersections I don't granny crawl over them but I do play it safe and slow down. Sometimes If looks bad I will take it a bit sideways.

Just drive smart and know your roads.

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if you got 45 series tires, then with 18's you will sit up.. get a sportline drop... with 18's you have to or you sit up like ur car is jacked up for off roading..


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Originally posted by SHI_GTS:
if you got 45 series tires, then with 18's you will sit up.. get a sportline drop... with 18's you have to or you sit up like ur car is jacked up for off roading..
oops that's was my typo, just realized that ... I got a 40 series tire if anyone is interested.

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so do SPORTLINE and 18's rub at all? how low is it from the ground because those big ass dips are really scary

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If you are going 18's, you almost gotta get sportline for the proper look. I got them on 17's and a bodykit. Great look and i take it very easy were i drive and have had no problems.


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damn...so someone tell me does sportline and 18's rub if they do ima juss go 17

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