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    anyone lowered their 3g 2.25" with 17's?

    if so... got pics? im wondering how low it will look.. if i will have to roll? (well.. i will.. im running 215/45/17 on 17x7 +35...
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    Re: anyone lowered their 3g 2.25" with 17's?

    Quote Originally Posted by skylinegts View Post
    if so... got pics? im wondering how low it will look.. if i will have to roll? (well.. i will.. im running 215/45/17 on 17x7 +35...
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    well im sure if you uploaded a pic of your car, one of these guys can photoshop it for you...
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    Re: anyone lowered their 3g 2.25" with 17's?

    oh im a photoshop master.. ive been using PS since PS 5... ive done things with PS that look way to real for their own good... what im looking for is more pics of what it actually looks like... how 17s fit on the car (especially my size/tire/offset configuration) when lowered 2.25"

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    Re: anyone lowered their 3g 2.25" with 17's?

    Look up twoloudandprouds ride, he's running 17's

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    Re: anyone lowered their 3g 2.25" with 17's?

    I'm on 17s with a 2" drop. I'm running Ground Controls and Koni's.


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    Re: anyone lowered their 3g 2.25" with 17's?

    Quote Originally Posted by skylinegts View Post
    oh im a photoshop master.. ive been using PS since PS 5... ive done things with PS that look way to real for their own good... what im looking for is more pics of what it actually looks like... how 17s fit on the car (especially my size/tire/offset configuration) when lowered 2.25"
    yeah? well show some work! lol but still i want to see your car.. so post a picture
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    Re: anyone lowered their 3g 2.25" with 17's?

    I have 205/40/17 with a 42mm offset with DZ 2.25 drop here the pic
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    Re: anyone lowered their 3g 2.25" with 17's?

    well my issue isnt the drop, as much as my wheel width and offset, because im a sucker for a killer deal and had to buy these wheels without researching...
    i see TWOLOUDNPROUD that you have +42 on 205s.. so you would have about 12mm on me, and i see your back wheels barely tuck.
    EricW.. what width and offest are you running there...
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    Re: anyone lowered their 3g 2.25" with 17's?

    i think strugglebucket runs 17s with 2.25 inch drop

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    Re: anyone lowered their 3g 2.25" with 17's?

    dang your ps'ing is really good..
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    Re: anyone lowered their 3g 2.25" with 17's?

    also what did you need in terms of camber to go that low?

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    Re: anyone lowered their 3g 2.25" with 17's?

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    Re: anyone lowered their 3g 2.25" with 17's?

    Your going to need camber correction in the front. You could probably get away without fixing the rear but its an easy fix using the washer trick.

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    Re: anyone lowered their 3g 2.25" with 17's?

    ok. so i have my tokicos and 1.8" drop on its way... what should i need in terms of camber correction in the front for 1.8"???

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    Re: anyone lowered their 3g 2.25" with 17's?

    more skyline pics plz

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    Re: anyone lowered their 3g 2.25" with 17's?

    Prelude adjustable upper control arms. Theres a really good write-up on that in the suspension section. In the rear you might need the camber to clear the fenders, and rear camber just looks cool from the back

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    Re: anyone lowered their 3g 2.25" with 17's?

    ok.. well ive pretty much had my questions answered... ill now post a few skyline pics...

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    Re: anyone lowered their 3g 2.25" with 17's?

    Last edited by skylinegts; 08-27-2008 at 06:03 AM.

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    Re: anyone lowered their 3g 2.25" with 17's?

    k, as for lowering it 2.25 on 17's, that will not be a problem at all. In fact it'll sit very nicely with a nice even gap between the tire and fender all around.

    I'm guessing with your setup, you're almost guaranteed to rub. Those tires (at 215/45) are both too wide and too tall (ideally should be 205/40), and top that off with an et of 35 (should be more like 40-45) which will hold them further of the hub.

    Personally, I wouldn't do that setup, as even with frenched fender wells, I'm still not confident that you wouldn't rub.

    Let us know what you end up doing either way.
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    Re: anyone lowered their 3g 2.25" with 17's?

    Quote Originally Posted by markmdz89hatch View Post
    k, as for lowering it 2.25 on 17's, that will not be a problem at all. In fact it'll sit very nicely with a nice even gap between the tire and fender all around.

    I'm guessing with your setup, you're almost guaranteed to rub. Those tires (at 215/45) are both too wide and too tall (ideally should be 205/40), and top that off with an et of 35 (should be more like 40-45) which will hold them further of the hub.

    Personally, I wouldn't do that setup, as even with frenched fender wells, I'm still not confident that you wouldn't rub.

    Let us know what you end up doing either way.
    well the choice was made about the wheels before i bought the car.. unfortunately.. i didnt do my reasearch.. and the price was WAY too good for new tires and wheels for me to say no. the back wheels just barely rub. im sure with some rolling.. i can get it to fit... and its been ordered.. tokicos and ST 2" lowering springs.. should look ok.

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    Re: anyone lowered their 3g 2.25" with 17's?

    you'll need camber kits and tuck em in about 1.5 gegree of negative camber with some extreme fender rolling and you might be ok.

    I have run both 205/45 and 215/40 17" tires with no problems. Your tires are hust slightly too tall n wide. I bet they're good on the highway though.


    I personally run right now 205/40 but will go back to 215/40 in the future.

    Heres a back profile shot with about .5 degree of negative camber.



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    Re: anyone lowered their 3g 2.25" with 17's?

    Not quite what you're looking for, but here was my car on Intrax springs (which ultimately set me at about a 1.9" drop front and 1.7" rear on 205/45/16


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    Re: anyone lowered their 3g 2.25" with 17's?

    well i rolled the back fenders the other day.. and the back wheels tuck.. no rubbing as far down as i can get the suspension to go.. now to install my springs...

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    Re: anyone lowered their 3g 2.25" with 17's?






    its about 1/2in lower now. and i wanna tuck the wheels as far as i can go. No rubbing so far, not sure the overall drop, I have 205/40 tires on there. hope that helps!

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