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What would one recommend to lower my 370z that will not effect comfort. I do not track, just street drive. I currently have some 19" venaci wheels that need some

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Old 06-03-2009, 09:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What would one recommend to lower my 370z that will not effect comfort. I do not track, just street drive.

I currently have some 19" venaci wheels that need some adjustment to make them flush (they are sticking out just a tad past fender lip on front).

Is it possible to get a drop that is adjustable to fine tune the camber/gaps? or would Eibach Pro Kit Lowering Springs do the trick?

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A drop will usually not flush up your wheels you have to get either spacers or properly offset wheels.
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To get an adjustable drop you need coilovers, the Eibach springs are a fixed drop. Lowering does increase camber so it might tuck the tops of the wheel in slightly or it might just make it rub. Either way you're tires are going to take a beating from the high camber.
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I currently have some 19" venaci wheels that need some adjustment to make them flush (they are sticking out just a tad past fender lip on front).
Sounds like the offset on your wheels is wrong. If it were correct you could easily adjust with spacers. With the wrong offset you're kinda stuck and I'd be very cautious as lowering and keeping correct camber numbers will likely result in a rubbing situation.


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do you know the offsets of your wheels?
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do you know the offsets of your wheels?
19x9.5 et15 & 19x10.5 et17
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