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Old 04-24-2001, 11:48 PM   #1
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ok Scooby experts I need help BAAAAAD. this is the first time I've ever gotten aftermarket wheels and what I got is a 17x7 konig tantrum with kumho ecsta supra 712(215/40/17)but don't know what the offset is....that's y im here cause im a newbie at this and could use some helpful advice. now what I wanna do is to lower my car about an 1-1/2in. but don't know what springs or struts to get that would make an even drop to the car. I've heard of eibach's but some say its just like having stock springs and so as H&R. as far as struts go I think KYB's were the ones that mostly everyone is into so I think I might as well go for that one. but if there's any better ones than this is where U guys could help me out.. well that pretty much what I wanted to ask about lowering my car and I hope I could turn to U guys for help, any suggestions or guidence would be GREATLY GREATLY APPRECIATED..THANK YOU
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Old 04-25-2001, 09:33 AM   #2
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With your sedan, Eibach might be the ticket for you. The specified drop for the Pro-Kit stuff is 1.2 inches. Most people are getting more than that, however. Should be right up your alley. You can get them from Mike Shields at SPD Tuning (www.spdusa.com).

Strut-wise, unless you want to actually adjust the strut damping (which is nice), go with something like an STi V5 strut with the Eibachs. There is the KYB AGX which also fits our cars. It's a nice strut, but at 1.5 inches down, you're outside the ideal operating parameter of the AGX, according to KYB.

I'm not sure about the offset on the Konigs. If it's under 50, you're probably going to rub when you drop the car. Most people have been reporting rubbing issues with that much drop. That's the down side of the big Subaru offset.

I'm running 215/45/17 but with Prodrive P1s, whose offset is perfect for our cars which makes sense, since it's made for Scoobies. Here's something else to consider....running a 40-series tire in the Chicago area is going to beat the crap out of you and your wheels. I'm not sure what the reputation for Konig strength is.

I imagine that with more moderate lowering, from something like a Whiteline spring (Dale at Teague's Auto...find 'em in the Links section) would keep the wheels from rubbing.

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Old 04-25-2001, 10:10 AM   #3
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THANK YOU gtguy. u pretty much explained all that i wanted to know, btw do u know any shops around here that would do the lowering for me by any chance?? once again THANK YOU for takin' the time to respond to my needs i GREATLY GREATLY appreciate it

p.s. i just hope that my rims could stand against the harsh roads of the burbs or in the city
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Old 04-25-2001, 02:54 PM   #4
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I don't know of any shops, but PM or email rao, who hangs out in the Midwest Forum, to see if he knows any shops up there.

It's an easy fix, really. Any good garage should be able to do it. I use Duxler, but they're in Evanston.

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Old 04-25-2001, 03:07 PM   #5
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The Konig's I know are under +48mm offset. Without lowering your car, and under full load (ie people and luggage), your tires will rub under hard cornering. Especially if you're running 215's
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Old 04-25-2001, 11:38 PM   #6
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thanks for the info GTB. for right now though my car ain't rubbin yet with full load(people) and its not lowered yet so hopefully it stay like this after its lowered but if not, then at least next time i buy wheels i've got a better knowledge about em' next time around
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