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    Lowering on 18's

    Hey All

    I will be getting the car lowered soon and was wondering what is the safest bet to lower it by, I have got Irmscher 18" sportstars on the car at the moment, and currently have 225 tyres fitted but at the weekend whilst driving over some pretty bad bumps and ramps and having passengers in the car the wheels where hitting the arch but bare in mind the wheels do stick out so its the outside of the arch they are hitting at the moment.

    In the next few days I am having 215 tyres stretched and fitted and hopefully the wheels will start to go actually into the arch more than hitting the outside edge but I was wondering what would be safe to lower the car by once the new tyres are fitted? 20mm or 30mm dont want anything huge just to get rid of the awful gap.

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    Im not sure of the answer to this, but im interested on your outcome.
    I previously had a mk4 astra with 235/35/18 on a mk4 lowered 60mm all round (wheels where wolfrace ikon+).
    Fronts where fine with no rubbing but It was rubbing bad on the back so I fitted spring assisters to help which solved the problem.

    I was told having 215/35/18 profile tyres is the best way to go.

    my wifes car currently has 225/40/18 and rubs bad everywhere, so need to look in to this asap
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    my cars lowered 40mm on 225/35/18 tyres mate and a 45mm offset. had 5 people in car and still doesnt rub lol only rubs on full lock slightly on certain ground.

    a 30 mm drop would leave a small gap between top of tyre and wheel mate and would look good
    sold the astra! and the focus! now have the fiesta ST

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    Quote Originally Posted by astra sxi 2003 View Post
    I was told having 215/35/18 profile tyres is the best way to go.
    That's because it's the correct size tyre for an 18" rim on an Astra G.

    215/35x18 on a -40mm drop.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Keif View Post
    That's because it's the correct size tyre for an 18" rim on an Astra G.

    215/35x18 on a -40mm drop.

    Thats strange, that the very set of wheels she has.
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