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Is my wheel gap still going to look hideous after I put my new wheels on? Or will the bigger wheels decrease it?
 

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Since the overall diameter should be the same, the wheelgap will remain unchanged. imo it will probably stand out even more because you would expect a car with new rims to have little to no wheelgap.
 

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i have 17s and its not lowered, not for long thankfully, but it still looks better than stock. the gap isnt any smaller, but i think it isnt quite as noticable as with 16s
 

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jungdragon said:
Since the overall diameter should be the same, the wheelgap will remain unchanged. imo it will probably stand out even more because you would expect a car with new rims to have little to no wheelgap.
this is correct. you don't change the oveall diameter, so the gap from tire to fender is still the same.


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Which springs, Tanabe or Eibach? I think tanabe has a lower drop, which is good because my lip gets chewed up sometimes.
 

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wait i meant tanabe wasn't as severe a drop, but maybe I'm wrong.:eek:

heres specs on tanabe: Front: -1.3 in; Rear: -1.0 in


Eibach: Front: -1.3 in; Rear: -1.0 in

weird, they are the same. oh well lol
 

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from my expierence with a local buddy of mine. there are 2 tanabes rolling around. one is around a 1.5 drop i think, then there is another that is 1.8-2.0... pm user BDR about his tanabes he switched, accidentally got the 1.5s then got the 1.8s or whatever the exact is. I also think mili had tanabe springs.
 

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that was an extremely quick reply... but anyway i edited with specs on both.

Well... tanabe it is... I'll save a $20
 

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Chunks said:
that was an extremely quick reply... but anyway i edited with specs on both.

Well... tanabe it is... I'll save a $20

k, just make sure that you check with your vendor as to which tanabes they are, bdr has the tanabe 2 inch and the same lip as yours on 18 inch subzeros. might want to pm him any clearance questions you have.
 

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Most people I know with Eibach springs love them.

Most people I know with Tanabe springs don't like them.

The Eibachs are an excellent value because they retain a good ride quality.

-Jim
 

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jungdragon said:
Since the overall diameter should be the same, the wheelgap will remain unchanged. imo it will probably stand out even more because you would expect a car with new rims to have little to no wheelgap.
Double ditto. That's why I ordered springs at the same time as wheels/tires. I drove around for 1 day without the springs. The wheels looked good, but the car looked like a 4X4. Definately stood out.
 

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you might consider Tein SS.

I got these coilovers and you can adjust the drop. I got the from dropped about 2.3 inches and back 1.5inchs.

The ride is smooth as heck. I took my friend for a ride. When I said, how do you like the tein's ride, he was like "wow, I didn't even notice it wasn't stock". He gots some hard prodrive springs oh his 2000 2.5

peace!
 
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