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wagon lowered/wheels pic!

here's the wagon guys! Need to replace tires to 215/40/18 and 235/35/18 on the Brabus IVs to go lower. What do you guys think?
BY THE WAY, THE WAGON STILL RIDES LIKE STOCK ON CUT ORIGINAL SPRINGS!






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It looks pretty cool, but I think you're fighting against the offset of those rims, which is gonna make it really hard to go any lower.
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You gotta be running in the 20's offset? Those stick out quite a bit...

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Are you running spacers under those rims?
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Looks sexy and should be better once you get correct size tires. Your post made me think maybe I should have gotten 235/35 instead of 235/40 for the rear.

How many coils did you cut? On mine I cut 2 in the front and 1 in the back.

I can feel it engaging bump stops in the front often, but I will be getting R129 strut mounts for about 1" increase travel.
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Looks sexy and should be better once you get correct size tires. Your post made me think maybe I should have gotten 235/35 instead of 235/40 for the rear.

How many coils did you cut? On mine I cut 2 in the front and 1 in the back.

I can feel it engaging bump stops in the front often, but I will be getting R129 strut mounts for about 1" increase travel.
Why would you want to increase travel by a full inch? You are risking the front bumper scraping on the ground or even cracking.

Get the shorter, stiffer sportline bump stop. Should give you a tad more travel and be firmer too.

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Why would you want to increase travel by a full inch? You are risking the front bumper scraping on the ground or even cracking.

Get the shorter, stiffer sportline bump stop. Should give you a tad more travel and be firmer too.
The bumper still has plenty of clearance, I think it should be fine. I might be overestimating it a bit by saying 1" too.

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Are those mounts used for the R129 cars with four wheel SLS?
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It looks pretty cool, but I think you're fighting against the offset of those rims, which is gonna make it really hard to go any lower.
no problem! i had a wheel set up in 19x10s with a -19 offset on my old infiniti with 245/35/19. this should be a piece of cake!






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