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avidbowhunter

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will lowering hurt??
« on: January 24, 2009, 07:45:34 PM »
All... my 05 gt convert. has been lowered 3". It has 275/35/zr20 tires on it. I'm concerned about the replacement cost of the tires and was wondering if going back to the stock 17" wheels and tires would affect the handling/scruffing of the car. Before i sell these wheels and tires, i want to know if going back to stock would so more harm than good. Thanks, Jeff

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Re: will lowering hurt??
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2009, 09:11:32 PM »
Stock is what the Ford engineers intended to be the optimum performance wheels and tires for that car. 

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Re: will lowering hurt??
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2009, 09:28:05 PM »
hello again! Thanks for the reply. I know stock is what they intended, but mine is lowered 3". That's what in concerned about.

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Re: will lowering hurt??
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2009, 03:30:31 AM »
Then un-lower it.  You can put the upper control arms back to their original position as well as changing the coil springs back to stock springs. 

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Re: will lowering hurt??
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2009, 12:40:33 PM »
I have a feeling there's been more done to it than just coil springs. I'll ask a tire pro if it will make a difference. I priced 20" tires and i about fell over when i saw the price!!!

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Re: will lowering hurt??
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2009, 04:19:48 PM »
The 17" z rated tires on my 03 Mach 1 are around $200 each.  How much were those 20" tires?  If you don't have 17" rims, you are looking at around $800-$1000 for those too.  I don't see any physical reason why 17" wheels wouldn't fit if it has 20" wheels on it now and doesn't rub.  Send a picture of it with the 20" tires on it.  I bet it looks weird. 

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Re: will lowering hurt??
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2009, 06:39:41 PM »
I agree with you that 17' should fit. It seems to me that the TOTAL diameter of wheel plus tire would be the same with 17's or 20's. Compared to a 20 in. with tires, the 17" tire would have a wider sidewall to compensate for the difference in the 20"wheel to be the same TOTAL diameter. This seems logical. I can get 17" wheels with h rated tires for about 900.00. The wheels and tires on the car now i can get probably 1500 or more for. I just need to take the step!!!! ???

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Re: will lowering hurt??
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2009, 09:21:20 PM »
The 17" z rated tires on my 03 Mach 1 are around $200 each.  How much were those 20" tires?  If you don't have 17" rims, you are looking at around $800-$1000 for those too.  I don't see any physical reason why 17" wheels wouldn't fit if it has 20" wheels on it now and doesn't rub.  Send a picture of it with the 20" tires on it.  I bet it looks weird.
Send me your e-mail address and i send you a pic. Mine is avidbow@ptd.net

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Re: will lowering hurt??
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2009, 10:53:44 PM »
If you hit the reply button, you will see an "additional options" at the bottom.  Make sure you have a picture of your car on your digital camera or an online host, and post it right here.  See how easy it is? 

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Re: will lowering hurt??
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2009, 11:06:39 PM »
I tried to load a pic and it said "an error has occured; there is already a filename on this site thatis in use, please rename the file and try again". I tried to rename it, but can't. I'll keep trying until i suceed!

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Re: will lowering hurt??
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2009, 11:15:17 PM »
OK, my email addy is glenwren8216@hotmail.com 

 

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