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Old 11 July 2013, 10:11 AM
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Hi all,

I have an 05 blob (widetrack) which is on standard shocks (or stilts as I call them) and have a set of BC-BR(RH) coilovers en route.

I want to set the height so that the wheels fit the arches if that makes sense, IE an equal gap round between the tyre and the arch.

can anyone give me some base measurements to start with?

thanks in advance

PS, running on 18" wheels if that helps.
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Old 11 July 2013, 10:50 AM
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why would you want to do that. There are more negatives to be had by lowering that far down. Yes your car will look very very low but you will have poor driveability, the ride will be uncomfortable, cornering will be unsafe, you may also need to get the arches rolled back, and most likely fail MOT.

Remember the British roads have plenty of uneven bumpy roads so as soon as you hit a pothole or bump you will do more damage to the car than you can imagine.

Each to there own but word of advise from someone who has BC's on the same car at a standard ride height. Also remember you can adjust the dampering so presumming you go as low as you say you will, when you come to adjusting the dampering to be hard your car will feel terrible.

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Old 11 July 2013, 11:04 AM
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why would you want to do that. There are more negatives to be had by lowering that far down. Yes your car will look very very low but you will have poor driveability, the ride will be uncomfortable, cornering will be unsafe, you may also need to get the arches rolled back, and most likely fail MOT.

Remember the British roads have plenty of uneven bumpy roads so as soon as you hit a pothole or bump you will do more damage to the car than you can imagine.

Each to there own but word of advise from someone who has BC's on the same car at a standard ride height. Also remember you can adjust the dampering so presumming you go as low as you say you will, when you come to adjusting the dampering to be hard your car will feel terrible.

good luck
sorry, I think I've not explained myself properly. I dont want it slammed..god no! when I said an equal gap I meant all the way round the arch there would be a 1-2 inch gap. as in the gap and the front and the rear of the tyre...to have the same above (maybe a little more)

so...Like this..



and NOT...like this..

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ah thats better - cool. i cant give a measurement to mines as it was done my scoobyworld years back and its just about right.

im sure someone will post the measurements you require.
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When i had mine done i was advised three revolutions of gold ring down and damping on 10
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Thought I'd bump this thread instead of making another one, I also have some BC's coming. Is a 40mm setup too low with 18" wheels? I assuming that it will be similar to this;



I don't want my car sitting on it's **** but I'm need of some advise with this.
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Old 04 August 2013, 04:15 PM
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if it is an STI like mine it will be fine, I dropped mine to 35mm and i could go much lower. I have R18's on too.





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just ordered sm hsd coilovers from driftworks and don't fancy putting them on now after reading all the stuff about the damage it will cause to my car can any 1 help as whant to set up right
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I don't want my car sitting on it's **** but I'm need of some advise with this.
Lol....this is my car, not sure how much its lowered as i got the suspension fitted and the geo set up at the same time so cant comment on ride height.

Yeah its fairly low, but i can honestly say its as comfy sitting at that height as any car i have ever owned before, and i live on a fairly bumpy back road and as yet, two years later i have had no problems whatsoever with the car scraping or hitting the road, even with 3 passengers on board

Only problem i have is the front splitter hitting ramps and things like that but it does sit low and i just be careful now!

I wouldn't worry about going as low as that at all, and i thnk the front looks better lower than the back, gives the car a nice stance IMO

Get it slammed lol
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So a 40mm drop will be ok thancks
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Heard that subaru dont play nice when slamed
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Heard that subaru dont play nice when slamed
As long as you get the geometry done after you'll find they play a lot better on roads better turn in flatter cornering a bit of ride quality is lost but that depends on how low and what damper settings you put in . I've dropped my wrx blob wagon 25 front 30 rear rides fine handles much better than standard
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I was thinking about 40mm all round i have adjustable rear arms will that aid
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The coilover ar hds from driftworks with adjustable camber plates very gratfull of all your help

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