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Old 09-30-2011, 09:20 PM   #1
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How low can I go?

Running 22's and now its time to lower.. How low can I go for proper clearance?

Eibach is 1"

There some other kits that go 1.5" to 1.8"

Looking for guidance
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Old 09-30-2011, 09:21 PM   #2
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I wouldn't go more than an inch. You could probably get away with 1.5" but I'd be willing to bet you'd hit a curb or parking block eventually.
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Old 09-30-2011, 09:27 PM   #3
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i was running a little over 1 1/2 inch , but wore the crap out of my rear 315x25x22..seems that when you drop that far, you start to get into negative camber area...that will wear the crap out of inside tires...had to raise back up to 1/4 to get camber around -.02..my tires are like 30% tread in 3k miles on rear from the negative camber...really only would hit on driveways with sttep inclines or dips in front of driveways if i took to fast...biggest issue is trying to jack car up..get boards to drive on a good low profile jack
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Old 09-30-2011, 09:27 PM   #4
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depending on the tire diameter and width of the wheels, you can do down about 1.5 inches...

send nine ball or one of the suspension guys a pm.

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Old 09-30-2011, 11:16 PM   #5
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If you have the proper offset on the rims and the tires aren't huge, you should be able drop as low as anyone else. Most people adjust their tire selection to mimic the overall size of the stock setup so tire height shouldn't change much. If you drop more than 1.25in in the back, you run the risk of not being able to get the camber within acceptable ranges to get good tire wear unless you have a aftermarket alignment solution.
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Old 10-01-2011, 08:19 AM   #6
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if you lower your car that much it is a good idea to get a set of alignment bolts to give you more camber. pedders makes a great set found here https://secure.merlinsoftware.com.au...Code=PDUSA5420
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Old 10-01-2011, 08:23 AM   #7
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This is a 1.5" drop with factory tires and wheels. It does have an ACS front splitter so the ground clearance is really as low as you should go. There is not a lot of margin for error on the streets. Note the clearance when Nelson was going over the curb. Granted he is being overly cautious, but it is right there.

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Old 10-01-2011, 09:24 AM   #8
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I have h@r 1.4 and 1.3 lowering springs. stance is great.
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Old 10-01-2011, 11:13 AM   #9
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if you lower your car that much it is a good idea to get a set of alignment bolts to give you more camber. pedders makes a great set found here https://secure.merlinsoftware.com.au...Code=PDUSA5420
the alignment bolts are only so good ...i have full pedder setup...if you go anymore then 1 1/2 , you will not be able to adjust make to 0 camber...best you will get is approx-.04...i would run 1 1/4 so you can get camber around -.0--.02..otherwise as axis mention, inside tire wear...justicepete- pedders helped me correct this issue...car runs great @ -.05 and such, but at 350.00 tire every 4000 miles..:(
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This is a 1.5" drop with factory tires and wheels. It does have an ACS front splitter so the ground clearance is really as low as you should go. There is not a lot of margin for error on the streets. Note the clearance when Nelson was going over the curb. Granted he is being overly cautious, but it is right there.

you could scrape the cig butts of the road.....lol...btw, the only issue you will have is tire wear at 1.5 drop...and won,t be real noticeable till its to late..
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Old 10-01-2011, 11:43 AM   #11
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I'm pretty low but it's all about the alingment when going down to 1.5 or lower or it will eat the rear tires alive as mikepage0007 pointed out before!!!
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you could scrape the cig butts of the road.....lol...btw, the only issue you will have is tire wear at 1.5 drop...and won,t be real noticeable till its to late..
Ha. Not overly worried about treadwear. It won't be from alignment.
Something about water burnouts and 1/4 mile passes has a tendency to wear the tires kinda fast...
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:59 AM   #13
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Running 22's and now its time to lower.. How low can I go for proper clearance?

Eibach is 1"

There some other kits that go 1.5" to 1.8"

Looking for guidance
When developing our lowering springs, we found that 1.4" was the absolute lowest you could go while still allowing proper camber adjustment with the OE camber bolts. This is why we made our springs 1.4". If you want to go lower there are solutions like aftermarket camber bolts, shortened control arms, camber plates, etc to correct camber.

Here's our 1.4" lowering springs:

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