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Old 04-29-2009, 03:29 PM
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I have an 01 GT. It's stock right now but I plan to lower it and put some wheels on it first.

I'm going with the chrome FR500s - 17x9F and 17x10.5R. What's the widest tires I can go with if I'm going to lower the car? Also, which suspension setup should I buy to sit down close to the wheels without rubbing? I loathe fender gap.

If any of you have pics of your car with the same setup that would be awwwesome.

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315's in the rear and 255-275's in front. I have the eibach prokit and no rubbing, but im sure you could go lower.
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What struts are you using with the Eibach springs and what tire profile size? AmericanMuscle recommends 35s but those aren't much short of rubber bands lol.
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315/35's in the rear and 275/40's in the front. You could also go with a 255/40.
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Originally Posted by Taylor01GT View Post
What struts are you using with the Eibach springs and what tire profile size? AmericanMuscle recommends 35s but those aren't much short of rubber bands lol.
stock struts, and what black35th said: 315-35-17/255-40-17
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Alright thanks guys.

On using your stock struts: Does it now blow them and make it real bouncy?
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I'm also running a Prokit with stock shocks/struts and it rides fine. Would I recommend getting new ones? Yes. A must have? No.
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^ +1 I agree, i would like to get better shocks/struts but the ride quality isnt much worse than w/ stock springs, or i just go used to it.
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You wont be able to completely remove fender gap.

You are going to have some unless you want rubbing. You can get away with it a little easier on the S197's, but will have to accept some on your ride. I agree with tmc and go 35 series, but stick with a 1.5" drop all around and accept what you are given.

Look at my sig and see a pretty big gap and running 2" drop (at least) but get away with it due to suspension mods. I am completely maxed out on drop without rubbing.

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