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post #1 of 13 Old 11-12-2016, 03:21 AM Thread Starter
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New Wheels And Tyres

New Wheels And Tyres all fitted and looking good.

They are Simmons FR1 Full Satin Black
19" x 8.5" +35
235/40/19 Tyres

Lowered via Eibach Springs, has made a huge difference (my opinion), only marginally firmer than Stock, but gets rid of that wallow feeling or top heavy feel, also eliminates the either lift in the Front, or Drop in the Rear when initial accelerating away from standing.

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Looks nice! Perfect offset for the car too. Which Eibach springs are you running, and how are the stock shocks holding up?
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Looks nice! Perfect offset for the car too. Which Eibach springs are you running, and how are the stock shocks holding up?
Springs are these EIBE10-55-018-02-22, offering suggested drop of approx. 25-30mm.
Stock Shock still going strong no problems so far.

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They look great .... and so do the other mods

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NICE!!!!! That is a cool wheel to go on this car. Love Simmons wheels I had a set on my new at the time 89 Mustang 5.0L. They KICK ASS!!!!!







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NICE!!!!! That is a cool wheel to go on this car. Love Simmons wheels I had a set on my new at the time 89 Mustang 5.0L. They KICK ASS!!!!!







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A Classic set of Alloys thats for sure, no matter what Car they are on they really do look great, nice Stang.

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I want to go the other way - I'd love to get another inch of clearance - are there springs that will raise it?
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I want to go the other way - I'd love to get another inch of clearance - are there springs that will raise it?
For car-based applications, most manufacturers focus on lowering springs. Odds are you'll have to get custom springs made. This may not be as expensive as you might think.

Here's one place that looks like they can do this. At the very least, it costs nothing to fill out the form and get a quote.
https://www.springworks.com/custom-coils-order.html

You can either go with a longer spring with roughly the same stiffness as stock or go with a similar length but stiffer spring. I don't know how much room there is to work with a longer spring on the stock struts so you may have to plunk down for a set of struts with longer shaft and body.

An extra inch of clearance probably isn't unreasonable so long as you can get your alignment back into spec.


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For car-based applications, most manufacturers focus on lowering springs. Odds are you'll have to get custom springs made. This may not be as expensive as you might think.

Here's one place that looks like they can do this. At the very least, it costs nothing to fill out the form and get a quote.
https://www.springworks.com/custom-coils-order.html

You can either go with a longer spring with roughly the same stiffness as stock or go with a similar length but stiffer spring. I don't know how much room there is to work with a longer spring on the stock struts so you may have to plunk down for a set of struts with longer shaft and body.

An extra inch of clearance probably isn't unreasonable so long as you can get your alignment back into spec.
Thanks for the this info! Ideally, that's what I've been looking to do. To raise the car. But there aren't any lift kits available for CX3 and doesn't seem like anyone will be making it anytime soon.

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Thanks for the this info! Ideally, that's what I've been looking to do. To raise the car. But there aren't any lift kits available for CX3 and doesn't seem like anyone will be making it anytime soon.
Yah, small CUVs like the CX-3 are targeted more as a "soft-roader" than an "off-roader". I doubt we'll see much in the way of off-road mods for any small CUV.


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