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What will work for a drop but not rub?

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    What will work for a drop but not rub?

    I have a 01 ws6 with 17x9 TTm's on front and 17x10.5 on rear with 275's in front and 315's in rear, want to lower ride but dont want any major rubbing, what kit should I go with?

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    I would not go with Eibach's Sportline kit (2.0" - 2.3" drop...plus eventual sag).

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    Go with BMR springs, they drop just enough to kill the 4x4 look, they ride well and don't rub. Here is a pic of my car with BMRs on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Go with BMR springs, they drop just enough to kill the 4x4 look, they ride well and don't rub. Here is a pic of my car with BMRs on it.
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    Looks good, how much did the BMR's lower it inch wise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wesTXwitesnake05 View Post
    Looks good, how much did the BMR's lower it inch wise?
    Just a lil over an 1", front and back.

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    hows your ground clearance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wesTXwitesnake05 View Post
    hows your ground clearance?
    Tulsa streets are horrible and I never scrape or beat my headers/exhaust up. I would say the clearance is just about perfect.

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    I went with BMR springs and Bilstein HD's and love it.

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    Hey Y2KPewterSS, what size zo6's are those. I got 10.5's with 275 35 18's out back and want to lower my car but i dont know if ill have to beat the fender in. Id perfer not too, and you said those springs dont drop it as much so maybe itll work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAWPWR3 View Post
    Hey Y2KPewterSS, what size zo6's are those. I got 10.5's with 275 35 18's out back and want to lower my car but i dont know if ill have to beat the fender in. Id perfer not too, and you said those springs dont drop it as much so maybe itll work.
    The rears are 18x10.5s wrapped with 295/35/18. No BFH mod or rolling of the lips or any mods necessary. You will be fine with the BMR springs and your wheels

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    Quote Originally Posted by VinceWS.6 View Post
    I went with BMR springs and Bilstein HD's and love it.

    I have the exact same setup. BMR springs are the perfect drop IMO.
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    Sold 01 z28

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    Alright, thanks alot man, i appreciate it. By the way you're car looks badass man, i like that stance its got. Its not the slammed look of the sportlines, which i think is too low, but its just enough that you can tell its not stock. I guess its BMR's for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAWPWR3 View Post
    Alright, thanks alot man, i appreciate it. By the way you're car looks badass man, i like that stance its got. Its not the slammed look of the sportlines, which i think is too low, but its just enough that you can tell its not stock. I guess its BMR's for me!
    You will be happy I think

    Post pics once its done

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    Ill try, but to this day i dont know how, im not very computer wise. You should see my tires though, they're retarded! I have no sidewall, they like curve inward. Im scared to death of curb-rash, i make all my turns extra wide. Are those BFG KDW 2's, they look good. It makes the wheel look wider, ive got 10.5's but they dont look like they are!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAWPWR3 View Post
    Ill try, but to this day i dont know how, im not very computer wise. You should see my tires though, they're retarded! I have no sidewall, they like curve inward. Im scared to death of curb-rash, i make all my turns extra wide. Are those BFG KDW 2's, they look good. It makes the wheel look wider, ive got 10.5's but they dont look like they are!
    When you get the it all done, PM me and I will help you post pics, don't mind a bit

    Good eye, KDW 2s is correct, I love them as well. Here is a pic of them from behind:


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    Damn they look good! I currently have Summitomo's (they came with the wheels as a package, they're all right), but when these wear out i wanna get those, i love that tread pattern. It looks bad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAWPWR3 View Post
    Damn they look good! I currently have Summitomo's (they came with the wheels as a package, they're all right), but when these wear out i wanna get those, i love that tread pattern. It looks bad!
    Ditto, it just looks evil, kinda like a reptile or something. My new wheels are gonna be wrapped with 4 of those KDW 2s

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    Yeah i just saw those CCW's you had photoshopped on there, couldve fooled me, but yeah those look awsome too.

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    Thanks, and I love the color of your car, a buddy of mine has a 2002 Monterey Marroon Metallic Z, it, Pewter and SOM are my 3 fave fbod colors. Take care of that baby, it looks real nice

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    Thanks alot i appreciate it man, yeah and that picture was when it was wet. You should see her in the sun when shes all prettied up. I too like SOM, pewter,black and of course MRM. By the way, do you clean inside youre wheel wells?

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