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      04-08-2012 08:04 PM #1
      Quick question: what is the lowest offset can our cars handle, disregarding tire size..... ? im ordering some spacers just want to make sure i get the right size.



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      04-08-2012 08:10 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by noitslucasngo View Post
      Quick question: what is the lowest offset can our cars handle, disregarding tire size..... ? im ordering some spacers just want to make sure i get the right size.



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      04-08-2012 08:12 PM #3
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      04-08-2012 09:19 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by noitslucasngo View Post
      Quick question: what is the lowest offset can our cars handle, disregarding tire size..... ? im ordering some spacers just want to make sure i get the right size.



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      04-08-2012 09:48 PM #6
      Disregarding tire size? Tire size determines the lowest offset, as well as how much you're lowered, wheel width, suspension stiffness, fat chicks....

      Go out and use a tape measure or do a search on similar setups. There are multiple examples of MKVs with 8.5" wide wheels.

      Personally, I feel that a 8.5" wheel with a 225 wide tire and about a +40-45 offset is just about perfect. But that's just my preference

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      04-08-2012 09:49 PM #7
      on an 8.5 et 30 would sit nicely.

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      04-08-2012 09:58 PM #8
      Right now i have 19x8.5 +33 on 215 35 and rear fender... tires rubbing and hitting my wheels
      i guess might just have to raise up my car then....

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      04-08-2012 10:00 PM #9
      What the FTG in the rear. I have a 9 et43 in the rear and have no rubbing issues, even with people in the back seats

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      04-08-2012 10:03 PM #10
      FTG? sorry cant keep up with all this lingo....

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      04-08-2012 10:05 PM #11
      Measure the fender to ground height if you are rubbing you are at under 23" or around there. My FTG is at about 23 1/4". That quarter is a huge difference when it comes to rubbing tires

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      04-08-2012 10:06 PM #12
      Oh measure from the center of the fender down its more accurate

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      04-08-2012 10:09 PM #13
      mine is at 23 3/4'

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      04-08-2012 10:17 PM #14
      Thats weird. Our wheels are almost identical in the rear and I have a 215/40 with no rubbing issues

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      04-08-2012 10:18 PM #15
      Do you have adjustable damping on your coilovers?

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      04-08-2012 10:22 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by noitslucasngo View Post
      Right now i have 19x8.5 +33 on 215 35 and rear fender... tires rubbing and hitting my wheels
      i guess might just have to raise up my car then....
      Quote Originally Posted by noitslucasngo View Post
      mine is at 23 3/4'
      Get 18s or 17s if you want to be low

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      04-08-2012 10:27 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by AWPower View Post
      Do you have adjustable damping on your coilovers?
      i do i have bilsteins im all the way down on 4 coils

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      04-08-2012 10:27 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by mpearce View Post
      Get 18s or 17s if you want to be low
      dont want to go lower...cant anyways i just want to go wider

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      04-08-2012 10:42 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by noitslucasngo View Post
      dont want to go lower...cant anyways i just want to go wider
      Are your alignment specs close to stock, if you so you may need to run more camber

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      04-08-2012 10:45 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by mpearce View Post
      Are your alignment specs close to stock, if you so you may need to run more camber
      yeah i got an alignment like a month ago, i cant run more camber cause you cant adjust it and i dont have camber plates

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      04-08-2012 11:04 PM #21
      One thing you should be aware of is that if you change the offset either through wheels
      or spacers it will change steering geometry and could affect your steering feel, tracking etc.

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      04-08-2012 11:05 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by noitslucasngo View Post
      yeah i got an alignment like a month ago, i cant run more camber cause you cant adjust it and i dont have camber plates
      That is your problem right there. You can adjust the rear camber there is a bolt that you turn and can push the bottom of the wheels out to get more camber

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      Sal's the best.

      damn, and i really went outside.. jacked up my car and took a pic.

      im showing you anyway.

      bottom= subframe .. toe adjustment
      top= camber


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      04-08-2012 11:06 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by lfungus View Post
      One thing you should be aware of is that if you change the offset either through wheels
      or spacers it will change steering geometry and could affect your steering feel, tracking etc.
      Dont think he is worried about tracking his car if he has 19s on

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      04-08-2012 11:11 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by AWPower View Post
      That is your problem right there. You can adjust the rear camber there is a bolt that you turn and can push the bottom of the wheels out to get more camber
      which bolt is that?

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      04-08-2012 11:23 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by AWPower View Post
      That is your problem right there. You can adjust the rear camber there is a bolt that you turn and can push the bottom of the wheels out to get more camber
      its the eccentric bolt right? do i turn it left or right?

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      04-08-2012 11:40 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by noitslucasngo View Post
      Right now i have 19x8.5 +33 on 215 35 and rear fender... tires rubbing and hitting my wheels
      i guess might just have to raise up my car then....
      Sounds like you need some negative camber.

      Also, 19"s are tough.

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      04-08-2012 11:41 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by lfungus View Post
      One thing you should be aware of is that if you change the offset either through wheels
      or spacers it will change steering geometry and could affect your steering feel, tracking etc.

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      04-08-2012 11:50 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      Sounds like you need some negative camber.

      Also, 19"s are tough.


      i need to take it to a shop that eccentric bolt is on too tight....

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      04-09-2012 12:07 AM #29
      Its the bolt in the picture I posted in the previous post. The one in the background you just loosen it and and push the arm out, then tighten again

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      04-09-2012 12:19 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by AWPower View Post
      Its the bolt in the picture I posted in the previous post. The one in the background you just loosen it and and push the arm out, then tighten again
      You're talking about the bolt on the left with the washer right? not the bold to the left of the blue springs?

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      04-09-2012 12:26 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by noitslucasngo View Post
      You're talking about the bolt on the left with the washer right? not the bold to the left of the blue springs?
      Bolt left of the blue spring, top bolt = camber bolt. The bolt all the way to the left, way left is the subframe bolt.

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      04-09-2012 11:46 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by lfungus View Post
      One thing you should be aware of is that if you change the offset either through wheels
      or spacers it will change steering geometry and could affect your steering feel, tracking etc.
      He means that the scrub radius changes with offset changes. Valid point.

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      04-09-2012 04:05 PM #33
      smaller tires, camber, more low.

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      04-09-2012 06:07 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Aviator. View Post
      smaller tires, camber, more low.
      always in with the best input

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      04-09-2012 09:36 PM #35
      i got the bolt off....but now the problem is how do i move the bolt to adjust the camber let me post a pic of it....

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