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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-30-2016, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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Will I be able to lower my car ?

Hi I'm new to this and I have never posted on here before but I am having trouble deciding if I should buy coilovers or not. I have a 2007 350zHR with varrstoen es2's I have 19" rims 10.5 rear and 9.5 front with 12 offset all around. I have 285/35 and 255/35 tires on it and they stick out a little bit. My question is if I lower my car on coils will my wheels hit my fenders? I will be rolling my rear fenders soon but I'm worried it will still hit because my wheels are so wide. I have about a 3 finger gap in the rear and 2 finger gap in the front on stock suspension.
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With those offsets,it will be difficult to lower your car .There are no spacers on the wheels,right?
The tires in the rear are the problem. Rolling the fenders fixes the inside rim only.Waste of time here.

An option would be to add wheel well extenders.They bolt on,painted body color.
This is if you wanted to drop the car a substantial amount. They would also
give your car a competition hi-tech look.Much body work&paint cost.

Your wheel situation is an example of not planning ahead for what you wanted in the finished product.
The wheel offsets needed to be about 20-22 . In addition,the rear wheel at a 10.5" width is a bit much.
A 8.5-9 would have fit the tires. This fitment would have brought the wheels in a bit. Lowering the
car and rolling the fenders would have worked.
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^^^Agree with EuroZ here. That wheel/tire combo makes it almost impossible to lower your Z any further. I might add that a widebody kit or using overfenders is not a cheap alternative either. Get ready to send $3-4K more to get it to look halfway decent. Depending on your mileage, your shocks may be in need of replacements, but forget about coilovers. Just get some good quality OEM-style dampers if you want to keep those wheels.
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