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Suspension, Brakes and Tires Discussion, lowering with 17 in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; im going to lower my 95 sts and put some 17x8 with some 235/55/17. will there be any rubbing issues ...
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    95stsrider is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    lowering with 17

    im going to lower my 95 sts and put some 17x8 with some 235/55/17.
    will there be any rubbing issues or anything? can you recommend some lowering springs i should look for. thanks

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    Re: lowering with 17

    Eibach is the only one i know of that will make springs.....

    If you are not rubbing now, you will not rub post drop... reason being, as you drop the car the negative camber increases... Menaing, the wheel does not move exactly up and down in the wheel well, the top moves slightly inward... just a few degrees though, but it could be the difference between rubbing and not...

    I wouldnt worry about it.

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    Re: lowering with 17

    Should fit no problem. I have a 245/45/17 on my 94 eldo right now. I have the Pro-Kit eibach springs I'm putting in next week. The only tight space in the front wheelwell for me is the inside top tire edge with the strut assembly. It's at the center point of the wheel, so turning doesn't cause it, it's just about a pinky width from the edge of the tire to the strut. Never rubbed, just close. And a 245 is pretty wide for the car. Nothing looks to be within that one to one and a half inch space that the car will come down. Personally, I would go with a 45 series to avoid rubbing, cause it looks as if my tire's gonna fit just right when she's down.

    Oh, make sure you get the PRO-KIT version of the spring. I've heard Eibach's lower grade spring is kinda shoddy. Especially noticeable when in a luxury ride like yours.

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