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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:13 am 
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Decided to buy some 40% stiffer with 1.5" lowering springs for my fw1 suspension. I'm looking into buying some wheel spacers so the wheels are flush with the body. I've read lots of your posts on the forums and absolutely adore your car (95naSTA) which is inspiring me to do this. I drive a 99 SSEi.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:21 am 
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Very flattered. Thank you.

Spacer size depends on your wheel width, camber and if you're going to roll your rear fenders or not. I used to have a general rule of thumb memorized and I also wrote a guide on another site but both are gone.

What I can say off hand is the 16x8" 1st gen GP cross laces makes for a great oem+ flush setup but it requires rear fender rolling if lowered. They have a 25mm offset. So you can work backwards from there.

https://www.willtheyfit.com/index.php?w ... offset2=19

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:30 am 
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Not exactly going to slam my car but just enough to look good and handle better. Hopefully i wont have to roll them. But I am using the oem slant 5's wheels. They use the ame tire as my crosslaces on my other Bonneville (95). 225 / 60 R16. I wont be doing much camber as far as I know.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:29 pm 
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So with the rear, I was rubbing occasionally with a good offset, 2" drop springs and an empty trunk. With 1.5" springs, 4 passengers and/or a full trunk, you would be in a similar spot.

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07 Ducati Monster S2R 800 with DS1000 swap
05 Suzuki DRZ400S
83 Yamaha IT175K
72 Yamaha DS7: '74 RD250 swap, JL chambers

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:35 pm 
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Now what about the compressor kicking on it the rear? How can I combat that in order for it to not turn on all the time. I feel like I could adjust it somehow

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:47 am 
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You should be able to adjust the linkage on the sensor.

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