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Old 11-03-2011, 02:58 PM
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I recently purchased a '90 Lx that has been lowered. The l/f tire is rubbing and I need to fix this problem. The car has the five lug conversion with a set of 17" wheels and 245/45/17 tires. I am not sure how much the cars is lowered. Is there any way to tell by the springs without removing them? i do see the l/f strut is blue and the r/f is black. Can't read any writing on them without a little more investigating. Should I just start from scratch and do it right. Don't think I have any cc plates either. Can someone point me in the right direction?
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:11 PM
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The problem may be with the offset of the wheels. My friend had a 86 that was lowered almost 2 inches, and it would rub with the pony wheels and they only had 225's and were 16x7 or 17x7 something like that. I don't see how people do the 5 lug conversions and fit 10.5's in the back.
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Old 11-03-2011, 06:40 PM
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The problem may be with the offset of the wheels. My friend had a 86 that was lowered almost 2 inches, and it would rub with the pony wheels and they only had 225's and were 16x7 or 17x7 something like that. I don't see how people do the 5 lug conversions and fit 10.5's in the back.
Its called offset. It makes a huge difference. Thats what allows me to run 335s in the rear of my cobra at the track.


To the OP. I say start from scratch. A good coilover kit would be the best option, but some good tokico/koni shocks and springs that all match would get you by as well. C&C plates are a must as well.
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:02 PM
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Since I am not sure of the offset of my rims, what height should I go for with the coil overs and springs. I like the low look I have but I don't want it to rub my new tires.
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Since I am not sure of the offset of my rims, what height should I go for with the coil overs and springs. I like the low look I have but I don't want it to rub my new tires.
The correct shocks to match the spring rate should help from rubbing. So I'd call Maximum Motorsports and get some advice or get some D-spec Tokicos, so you can adjust them to keep from dampening too much.

If you get coil overs, call Maximum Motorsports and have them set you up. They'll know exactly what you need.
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Thanks for the ideas.
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:44 PM
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Took your advice and purchased a suspension kiy from Maximum Motorsports. They knew exactly what I need and my car has never handled better. Thanks for the help!
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