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285/18s on a lowered 171

Well, I had to try it!
I installed Bilstein shocks and H&R springs with #4 spring pads.
The tire rubs on the inside on the fender liner (but not for long) and at full suspension extension on two of the liner retaining plastic nuts (I ground them down by 1/8).
On the outside there is interference with the flange between the bumper cover and the rear quarter panel at suspension compression; I massaged it down with a flapper wheel.



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Nice!! That's the 285 Nitto's? Have you had a chance to take it out and see if you can feel a difference?



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How many sets of partially used tires are sitting in your garage at this point? Nicely done by the way, although requires too much customization for my taste.
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The OE Conti 3s (the DWs are sold); a set of V12s and a set of NT05s


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Sweet mod, and I thought my 265's were wide. it's all relative now, I have 325's on my Porsche.

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Yea, I remember, there is lots of room for lots of rubber under a 911 type wide body


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285 would be nice How wide are your wheels and offset?
I assembled my 30mm lowering sprins today and now going to test drive...have to send some picks also.
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