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    40mm lowering on et35 17'' alloys

    basically I am buying new alloys which will be 17x8 with an et of 35 and I am wanting to lower my van by 40mm, will this be ok or will there be too much rubbing
    it will be on an astravan
    40mm on lowering springs and shocks

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    should be ok with 205/40/17 on
    http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...ad.php?t=19812

    astra van offset is 38-45 so 3mm closer to the arch will be fine.

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    Mine scrub with 205/45/17's on, I'd think they'll scrub with 205/40/17's on too but I am happy to be proved wrong

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    i already have 205/40/17 on and they scrub at the back but by lowering it will it make the tryres rub even more?

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    yeah it will make it scrub even more then lol
    get the arches rolled fella.

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    was really hoping to avoid that :/ how much roughly is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArdenBlueLewis View Post
    was really hoping to avoid that :/ how much roughly is it?
    Could always try 195/40's. Will give a little extra stretch to the tyre. Depends how much it is already rubbing by though, and if the little extra you gain with the smaller tyres will be lost when lowering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckle View Post
    Could always try 195/40's. Will give a little extra stretch to the tyre. Depends how much it is already rubbing by though, and if the little extra you gain with the smaller tyres will be lost when lowering.
    it scrubs a tiny bit at the moment and i could do, would like my rims to be slightly stretched anyways as im going for the euro look, but its a shop doing it for me not me myself, i suppose i could ask them to stretch back tyres on

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    what is the safest offset on mk4 vans then? im looking for some alloys and i dont wanna have them rubbing.

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    mk4 van is 38 to 45 ofset.

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