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Old 04-17-2013, 03:36 AM   #1
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Coilovers and 18s Set up

Hi guys, I am new to this site and was after a bit of advice.

I have recently bought a set of budget coilovers (FK Street's) for my e46. They included the shortened drop links.

I have also bought a set of 18" 8x18 Front and 9.5x18 Rears.

Tyres will be, Front: 225 40 18, Rear: 265 35 18.

With regards to set up, I want to lower probably by 50mm (approx), will I need any additional work eg rolling the arches, spacers etc?

Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:47 PM   #2
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Morning Dave, Welcome

On the surface everything looks good. It is really going to depend on the offset of your wheels. Chances are you are going to need at least a min of a 5mm spacer for the front due to the coilover design and the fact that the spring has been moved down to the level of the wheel and tire as opposed to above it in stock trim. In the rear it again depends on the offset and the final height setup. If modding the fender is not a favorable option i have seen where running a little more neg camber has been just enough to create space, the only trade off being tire wear. Hopefully this helps and sheds a little light on your project, would love to see some pics once it's done. Feel free to shoot me a PM or give me a call if you need anymore help.

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Old 04-18-2013, 01:32 PM   #3
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What are the offsets of the wheels?

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