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Old 04-18-04, 11:31 AM   #1
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I just bought some 20's for my 99 gs and was told to use 245/35/20 and was wondering if this is correct, and what you suggest for lowering my ride with these wheels, for the best looks? thanks...
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I just bought some 20's for my 99 gs and was told to use 245/35/20 and was wondering if this is correct, and what you suggest for lowering my ride with these wheels, for the best looks? thanks...
Tirerack.com recommends 245/30/20 with 20x8.5 wheels. You will find many threads that discuss this subject in the tires, wheels and brake froum.
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Most 20s here are 245/35s. They will be larger than the stock size so there will be some potential rubbing depending on your wheel offset. If you lower the car, the 245/35s will also give you a little more ground clearance, especially if you have a kit on.
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what do you recommend to lower it with? and how low?
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what do you recommend to lower it with? and how low?
It really depends on your taste. Some likes it slammed and tucked. Somw just want to reduce the fender gap. There is also the issue of ride quality. There is also cost. Are you planning on just shocks and springs or you want to do coilovers? Let us know more about what you want to do with the car and we can give more specifics. There is also a plethora of info on lowering with 20s if you do a quick search.
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Tirerack.com recommends 245/30/20 with 20x8.5 wheels. You will find many threads that discuss this subject in the tires, wheels and brake froum.
that's if you wanna stay within spec. but 245/30 is really low profile, i would probably go 245/35. overspec, but safe. most people run this size here on CL anyway
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what do you recommend to lower it with? and how low?
i only suggest coilovers, no springs and shocks, that's no freedom. coilovers are winners.

how low it depends. offset, width, and size. they all affect the possibility of rubbing
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