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18"s and Lowering Springs

Posted by Thomas Mason, Mar 12, 2018

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  1. Thomas Mason

    Thomas Mason Proven Member

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    Anyone else have trouble putting 18"s on their Eclipse with lowering springs and them rubbing tire at the top, control arm area?
     

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  2. melg40

    melg40 Probationary Member

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    no issues. i have 18 on right now with a 1.5" drop. 235/40/18
     
  3. Thomas Mason

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    Maybe upper controls are or something need replaced. Cars been a pain in the ass lately and god knows the lower control arm had seen better days when i got it replaced yesterday finally. I'm thinking something is out of shape sagging or something. Granted it's a two in drop supposedly but since they are cheap springs I doubt that. I went from almost three finger gap to a finger plus maybe.
     
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  4. Thomas Mason

    Thomas Mason Proven Member

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    Factory Ride height/gap of a eclipse is so uncalled for
     
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  5. melg40

    melg40 Probationary Member

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    my control arm just cleared it.. about an inch and a half above the tire.
     
  6. Thomas Mason

    Thomas Mason Proven Member

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    Wow your lucky then. Cause i def don't have that much
     
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  7. Mello

    Mello Proven Member

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    What size tires do you have on your 18" rims? If they are large than OEM than it would result in less clearance.
     
  8. streetraceboi

    streetraceboi Proven Member

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    How tall is your tire?
     
  9. Thomas Mason

    Thomas Mason Proven Member

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    40 if I remember correctly, I thought about that too... think they are too thick for my liking anyway
     
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  10. Mello

    Mello Proven Member

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    40 is incomplete. We will be able to explain & help better if yon will answer the question "more" or better yet fully complete.
     
  11. doubleclutch

    doubleclutch Supporting Member

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    for example "245/40/18" would be useful info.
     
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