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silvergt0079 Jan 9, 7:15pm - #79450 
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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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Evan Jan 9, 7:17pm - #79451 

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35 series tires? Hope you don't have any potholes

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skdmorse Jan 9, 7:17pm - #79452 

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1.4 to 2 inches...
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Speed4TheNeed Jan 9, 7:45pm - #79453 

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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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Hotchkis or anything above that drop will be good.

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skdmorse Jan 9, 9:09pm - #79455 

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I have 18's and a 1.5 drop and I still have some fender gap... Looks good though..
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Speed4TheNeed Jan 9, 9:46pm - #79456 

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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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blackcel Jan 9, 10:46pm - #79457 

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I have the eibach sportlines, and am getting ready to get some 18's, i heard that looks fabolous!!!

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hephaestus Jan 10, 3:50am - #79459 
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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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skdmorse Jan 10, 4:07am - #79460 

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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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skdmorse Jan 10, 4:08am - #79461 

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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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