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post #1 of 21 Old 06-17-2010, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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Sometimes low....is too low......

I went home for lunch today. opened up the garage door, and there sits my car. as i walk past it, i notice the front drivers side fender is kinda odd looking. i get closer and see that the fender is pushed out a little. i look at the tire and see that its sliced from the fender. the tire isnt flat, just sliced a bit. the only conclusion i have to it, is that i must have been cookin it and took a left handed turn and must have compressed the suspension, and sliced the tire. Rich, at backstreet performance, told me we should have raised the car up a bit, in fear of this. but i didnt listen. now i pay the price. so, i guess now im in the market for new tires. which i wanted to get a new brand and wider rear tires any way. but this is not the way i wanted to get them. would like pirelli p zero nero's, in a 305/30/22 rear and 265/30/22 front. if anyone can get a great deal on all 4 shipped to 44705, let me know.
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best deal i got for the pirelli set, in the size i want ,is 1276.77 shipped from tire rack. if anyone can beat it or cares to beat it, let me know and ill take a set from you.

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Yeah that's way too low. Whoever lowered it should have told you that when you did it. The fender is basically sitting on the tire! If you get into kind body roll situation, that's what happens.

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Stuff like this is why I'm not into lowering.



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Stuff like this is why I'm not into lowering.
You can lower, just don't lower it to where the fender is almost sitting on top of the tire. A good bump or body roll will cause damage like that or worse.

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why not a 315/25-22, it is the same size as the 265/30-22, both are smaller than stock, and a 305/30-22 is much taller.

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Tire Rack - $1286 shipped
Discount Tire Direct - $1334 shipped (however if you find a better price they will beat it)

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i dont know if i have the right offset for the 315. i know the 305 will fit. the 305 will actually be smaller height wise, than my 295 now. and with a 265/30 front, the front will be lower than it is now.

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Yeah that's way too low. Whoever lowered it should have told you that when you did it. The fender is basically sitting on the tire! If you get into kind body roll situation, that's what happens.
i had no problems with the lowering, up until this point. when i took the turn, there was a drain on the other side of the turn and it sunk me down a bit while i was turning. this compressed the wheel into the fender while it was turned. thats the only reason this happened. other than this 1 incident, the car handles,drives and sits perfect. the tire does not touch the car anywhere at all.

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