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Old 01-20-2014, 12:49 PM   #701
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There is no rubbing at all.
Get those measurements for me so I can start troubleshooting your problem.
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:47 PM   #702
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:36 AM   #703
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Kris I'm going to be ordering a kit soon. Are spacers necessary? Do they go on front or back? My front wheels are 35 mm offset and sit pretty flush . I don't think I can add anymore offset or else it'll be sticking out too far. I forget what my rear offset is but I might be able to add some there but not sure. Also, is there going to be another sale on these soon?
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:57 AM   #704
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Kris I'm going to be ordering a kit soon. Are spacers necessary? Do they go on front or back? My front wheels are 35 mm offset and sit pretty flush . I don't think I can add anymore offset or else it'll be sticking out too far. I forget what my rear offset is but I might be able to add some there but not sure. Also, is there going to be another sale on these soon?
No plans of a sale at the moment. I do have a slightly used kit sitting here I can sell.

Spacers really depend on the wheels. Most factory wheels will require from spacers. 5mm to 10mm seems to be the most popular spacer sizes for this platform.
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:36 AM   #705
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Your wheels should have enough clearance good sir.
In other news, all this is getting done this weekend.
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Old 02-07-2014, 03:07 PM   #706
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Okay so I ordered mine and they should be here today or tomorrow. I'm just really hoping I won't need spacers or else my car is gonna be sitting on jack stands for a while. Is there any way to determine if I need them and what size before I start the install? Any measurements I could take?
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:29 AM   #707
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is there a reason why they are $100 cheaper on street edge's website compared to the suspension source?
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:49 AM   #708
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is there a reason why they are $100 cheaper on street edge's website compared to the suspension source?
Honestly I forgot to remove the sale from the Street Edge website
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Old 02-10-2014, 05:18 PM   #709
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Anyone interested in a slightly used set for $250+shipping? I have had these for about 5k miles. Nothing wrong with the set, no noises, no problems. The car is my wife's daily driver, even in the winter and we have found it to be just a bit too aggressive for her needs. Going to go back up to a H&R Touring Cup Kit and get some height and comfort back.

PM me if interested, the car won't be driven for the next two weeks so it would be a good time to take everything off and get it shipped out.
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Old 02-10-2014, 07:04 PM   #710
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Lol can I take advantage of that then?
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Old 02-10-2014, 07:37 PM   #711
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And done. The only major hurdle was that I did the offset calculations wrong (who does it right), and my m3 front wheels wouldn't clear the front coil. So I took my other set of m3 rears and had tires mounted on them to put up front. Prob have 5mill clearance now. I have them set with maybe 1/2" adjustment left available to go lower. I'll post some other thoughts pics down the line when things settle in a bit. I will say I am amazed at how comfortable these ride for the "look" you get. I expected a much harsher ride. Of course you can't beat the price either. So far all I expected.
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Old 02-10-2014, 07:42 PM   #712
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Oh here was my height before, in the rear,( forgot to take a pic before I did the fronts). It really was that high!!!
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cant decide whether to get these coilovers or a zhp suspension
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So I live in New Orleans which rivals Haiti in road development and construction. We have pot holes some towns call em sink holes... Same difference except we have dozens on most streets. Any rate my other "racing" vehicle is running pretty stiff coil-overs and everything that comes with it, bouncy, noisy, feels ****ing amazing etc etc. Where am I going here?, these are the best value coil overs I can imagine. Without the compression/ rebound adjustments I would have expected a pretty crappy, bouncy, noisy, amazing feeling suspension. I can only assume the shock valving is matched pretty well to the spring rates. Otherwise the lower you would, it would get bouncy etc etc. I'm in sales so I'm every****ingwhere in this city and so far I am super impressed with ride quality, the range of available height adjustment, and of course price and service which have been great. I submit to you, if you need to upgrade from stock and you are not going to track events, then you simply cannot beat what these coil overs offer for enhanced look and feel for daily driving. .02

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I still have about an inch lower available front and about 3/4" available still n the rear. I have a few more things to do stil to be totally finished. Going to go with 235/40s all around, cut/roll rear fender well, add 10mm spacer and studs for rear, go down the inch in front and done.
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Old 02-12-2014, 05:45 PM   #716
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Read through all the posts here and I don't get it. Everyone is on stock wheels? No one has done aftermarket with these coilovers? I don't wanna go through the trouble and time installing these to find out I need spacers. I can't do spacers with these wheels or it'll be sticking out too far. Then if I put my stock wheels on I'm still stuck cuz I'll have to order the spacers and this car is my daily so can't afford to have it sitting on jack stands for a while. I'm supposed to be installing these this weekend. Only pics I saw here with aftermarket wheels have given no info regarding my concern.
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Go read page 33. I'm not on stock rims (ET 29) and I have about a finger width of clearance in front. I even posted pictures later showing how they sit flush. I'm going to go a little lower once all this snow stops.
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Old 02-12-2014, 06:57 PM   #718
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Go read page 33. I'm not on stock rims (ET 29) and I have about a finger width of clearance in front. I even posted pictures later showing how they sit flush. I'm going to go a little lower once all this snow stops.
Can you give me the post # as I have mine set up to show me the maximum per page. Thus I only have 9 pages for this entire thread. So you're not using any spacers? My front is 35et. I forget what the back is.
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:05 PM   #719
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I would cross reference your offset from stock to aftermarket on wheel offset calculator... Google that. Also I would say a wheel of same size as stock, just lower offset should fit if the wheel is going down more than 5mm. In other words from stock 45mm offset to 40mm offset should work. I'd think a wheel in the 35mm range being the same height and width should fit.... But I didn't figure that right myself so... Good luck. Also you'll need longer studs if a spacer is needed FYI


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We hate to comment on what wheels will fit and which wheels will not. With so many wheel combos and tire sizes we would hate to be incorrect and you hate us. Hope you understand.
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