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Jan 9, 12:15pm - #79450 
how low?

I just bought a set of tenzo mean6 wheels with 215/35/18 tires, and was wondering how low should I lower the car. I was looking for the fender wall to sit some where close to the top of the tire. Thanks for any info.

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Jan 9, 12:17pm - #79451 
35 series tires? Hope you don't have any potholes


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Jan 9, 12:17pm - #79452 
1.4 to 2 inches...

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Jan 9, 12:45pm - #79453 
i wouldn't drop 18s much more than 1", after that, you can "drop" it more with a kit if you like.

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Jan 9, 2:04pm - #79454 
Hotchkis or anything above that drop will be good.


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Jan 9, 2:09pm - #79455 
I have 18's and a 1.5 drop and I still have some fender gap... Looks good though..

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Jan 9, 2:46pm - #79456 
Originally Posted by skdmorse
I have 18's and a 1.5 drop and I still have some fender gap... Looks good though..


wow, thats great. what size sidewall does your tire have? super lo's most likely, right?

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Jan 9, 3:46pm - #79457 
I have the eibach sportlines, and am getting ready to get some 18's, i heard that looks fabolous!!!


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Jan 9, 3:54pm - #79458 
Get Low!

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Jan 9, 8:50pm - #79459 
18's and close to a 2" drop no problem for looks and ride on flat surfaces. But be carefull! I know there are many here w/the same and they don't tell U about a stiffer ride and the curbs and the potholes. U have to be cautious. Just to put it into perspective, I use to have 17's on 45's and changing back to 15's and 55's what a difference in comfort. I love the 17's and low profile for performance and will be going back. I don't mind a stiffer ride or the potholes (I just slow WAY DOWN), but some people are not aware of this. Then again I do live in Jersey and all the roads are S**T.

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Jan 9, 9:07pm - #79460 
Originally Posted by hephaestus
18's and close to a 2" drop no problem for looks and ride on flat surfaces. But be carefull! I know there are many here w/the same and they don't tell U about a stiffer ride and the curbs and the potholes. U have to be cautious. Just to put it into perspective, I use to have 17's on 45's and changing back to 15's and 55's what a difference in comfort. I love the 17's and low profile for performance and will be going back. I don't mind a stiffer ride or the potholes (I just slow WAY DOWN), but some people are not aware of this. Then again I do live in Jersey and all the roads are S**T.


Exactly... You do have to be careful because if you are 1.5 to 2 inches lower you will scratch your body kit on curbs and coke cans... Yes coke cans... My ride is a little stiffer but really not bad at all. The Celica has such a good suspension that it is still great when modified...

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Jan 9, 9:08pm - #79461 
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by skdmorse
I have 18's and a 1.5 drop and I still have some fender gap... Looks good though..


wow, thats great. what size sidewall does your tire have? super lo's most likely, right?


My tires are 215/40/18 Falkens... Ride smooth...

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