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Old 10-30-2012, 02:21 AM   #1
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so im looking to lower my mustang gt 1.5 inches but i was worried about the huge wheel gap i already have. i was comparing it to my friends 2004 gt and his gap is a lot smaller than mine so i was wondering if it is because i have 18 in wheels or what? i just want the wheels up in the fender so it has a nice stance
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:14 AM   #2
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Is it possible that his mustang has been lowered already? I've never heard of varying ride height between new edge mustang year models. The 18 inch wheels you have should help fill that gap, but it also depends on what kind of tire you're running. My v6 mustang had 225/55/16's, but I bought new 225/60/16 tires due to an availability issue. It made a noticeable wheel gap and ride height change (had the 225/55/16 for a year or more).

Either way, dropping your ride 1.5 inches will definitely give your car a more aggressive stance. Also how wide are your tires? Staggering the rear wheels (with spacers or wide wheels) gives it a much more planted look.
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Look into the h&r springs at American muscle. Those give your year mustang a awesome look
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:35 PM   #4
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The tires I have on now are 245/40/18 but I'm switching to staggered before I lower it. So I'll be going with 285/35 idk if that will make a difference in ride height or not. But my friend has 17 in wheels and i know for sure the car hasn't been lowered and it's a noticeable gap difference between mine and his.
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Sounds like you'll have a good looking setup after you lower it with the staggered wheels.
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so im looking to lower my mustang gt 1.5 inches but i was worried about the huge wheel gap i already have. i was comparing it to my friends 2004 gt and his gap is a lot smaller than mine so i was wondering if it is because i have 18 in wheels or what? i just want the wheels up in the fender so it has a nice stance
It should look good on your 18s with a 1.5" drop. I'd recommend these UPR/Eibach springs for a good drop with a decent ride and good handling:

http://www.uprproducts.com/mustang-e...prings-v8.html
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:05 PM   #7
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does the type of tire affect the wheel gap?
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The tires have more to do with the wheel gap than wheels. It's the total outside diameter of the tires that matters, the wheels really have nothing to do with that.
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Okay cus every car I see lowered that have 17s have a really good stance. And just looking at my gap now wit the 18s I don't think I'll get that same look.
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