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post #1 of 34 Old 04-28-2018, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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Summer wheels are on!

Forgive the lack of shine, I really need to wax it after this winter. I just went ahead and put the wheels on and washed it up to take some pictures. The wheels are Konig Oversteers, 18x8," 45mm offset, with JBR 5mm spacers on the rear. Tires are 235/45/18.
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Looks good, as you know I have the same wheel just 1" smaller diameter. You did the same centre cap emblems as me I believe how did the sizing work out on the caps?

What tire did you go with?

Are you planning on lowering the car (the front 3/4 view makes it look like your car has a lifted front end a lot of wheelwell space there from the top of the tire to the wheelwell)?

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That is just the way it is setting. I'd like to try the Eibach springs at some time as I believe the Corksports are just too low.

The center cap stickers could stand to be 1mm bigger to fit perfectly.

The tires are a newer Sumitomo that did really well in comparison testing. I can't remember the exact model off the top of my head. I've had them waiting to go on for a few months, so I forgot and didn't pay attention when putting them on. They are the newest in their HTR line. Ultra High Performance All-Season.

I'll try to get a level side picture tomorrow.

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Looks good, as you know I have the same wheel just 1" smaller diameter. You did the same centre cap emblems as me I believe how did the sizing work out on the caps?

What tire did you go with?

Are you planning on lowering the car (the front 3/4 view makes it look like your car has a lifted front end a lot of wheelwell space there from the top of the tire to the wheelwell)?

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I can't find the Eibach or H&R springs available here in the U.S. yet.

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I have found the H&R springs available now in the U.S. When I get the cash to burn, I may buy some (they are not a necessary purchase right now IMHO). They lower the car around 1.1 inches according to their specs. Perfect for the character of this car. Also, suspension travel is as important to handling as center of gravity in many cases. The Corksport springs may make the CX-3 look low and mean, but they take away a lot of travel and make it a turd scraping machine. Of course I am always careful, but why make it excessive when it isn't needed? Further, I have seen some reviews on the CX-5 Corksport springs and they are awful. Bottoming out the struts/shocks, etc. I know there have been positive reviews on here, but for a DD, and with horrible roads, I think the drop that either the H&R or Eibach springs provide is more to my liking. Just my opinion.

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A little comparison in heights...










I realize it's not the greatest comparison because of the various wheel diameters and tire profiles...

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It looks like there is a hint of rake with both springs..?

I have about 100lbs of audio in the trunk, so that takes care of the rake. Lol

The wheels look great!

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Thanks for the comments and comparison pics guys.

I really believe that the Eibach or H&R are the way to go, especially for me. They preserve a lot of suspension travel, ground clearance, and still look good. Plus the slight rake looks nice on the CX-3.
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Hurrah!!! looks good!

It's certainly addictive to do more and more to the car ie "now to lower it!"
Personally I think that the CX3's looks benefits greatly from a 1in drop but...I'll be in the same boat where it will be more of a want, at the moment, over a need lol.
@DavidRam that's a nice little comparison there as I was leaning towards the Corksports eventually.
Also I'm pretty sure @Silman over in Oz has had both Eibachs and Corks and I remember him posting that the Eibachs were a bit TOO rough and switched to Corks (I may be mistaken)?
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I can't find the Eibach or H&R springs available here in the U.S. yet.
Torque, I cam across these on Ebay
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Eibach-Pro-K...zOIa#vi-ilComp
Its the Canadian site so the US may even be cheaper. Only thing is to verify its the right springs. They do say up to 40mm drop (1.5in) but that seems a little high for Eibach's no?
But also says 20-25mm lowering "VA", and 20-25mm lowering "HA".

I dunno man, it's all in German lol

EDIT: just found the part number, it'S correct for the CX-3: E10-55-018-02--22

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