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Old 05-16-2018, 10:48 AM   #1
Molly_ej225
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What's going on everybody, I'm new to the site. I have an 08 wrx sedan stage 2 tune sitting on stock suspension and I wanna drop it 2 inches all around but I'm on 18x8 +30 enkei rpf3s just wondering if i will have clearance issues until i get the money to go back to 17x8
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:35 AM   #2
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Old 05-16-2018, 12:35 PM   #3
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Yes...if you drop it 2 inches, you'll have clearance issues. And no suspension travel.
And your car will bounce all over the place, handle like sh%*, and you'll probably rip your bumper cover off repeatedly.
Keep the wheels, and just back off on the drop...you can thank me later.
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Old 05-16-2018, 02:03 PM   #4
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Yes...if you drop it 2 inches, you'll have clearance issues. And no suspension travel.
And your car will bounce all over the place, handle like sh%*, and you'll probably rip your bumper cover off repeatedly.
Keep the wheels, and just back off on the drop...you can thank me later.
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your car only has about 6" of total suspension travel...

keep your lowering to 1" max... and you better upgrade the dampers while you're at it. the stock 08 dampers are waaaaaaaay too soft.

or save your suspension money for a wheel with a more subaru friendly offset... for an 8" wide wheel you want something in the mid 40's.

offset info thread:
https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=335263
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Old 05-16-2018, 02:14 PM   #5
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you *do* have the option of air shocks for those very few times when you want to 'get low' but, around here in New England that opportunity is approx 5x a year, so the clearance is yooj.
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