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lowering fiero with 19 inch wheels by jhoegler
Started on: 07-01-2015 10:19 PM
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I have a 1986 fiero with 235/35/19 tires on it. I want to drop it 1.5 inches. I was wondering if anyone has done this with 19 inch wheels, and if so if you could post some pics. Or even a 1 inch drop with 19s. Thank u. Also i plan to buy the west coast fiero spring kit if anybody has had experience with them.
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The 235/35-19 is nearly identical, in terms of diameter, to a 235/45-17, which is what I have on the back of my cars. (One is a lowered 84. The other is a lowered 88. Both have 8" rims.)
You shouldn't have any issues at all, that I can think of. You will need an offset of 35 mm. A higher number will set the wheels further under the car. The inner edge of the tire might hit the struts. Mine clear with about 1/4" to spare, on the 84. (The 88 isn't even close.)

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How much is the 88 lowered
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Originally posted by jhoegler:

How much is the 88 lowered


Maybe an inch or two. Not a whole lot.
But there's plenty of room even if it were lower. The front doesn't really compare to the earlier car, due to the suspension changes, but you could probably get away with the same configuration in the front. Maybe go from a 235 to a 225, unless you really want all 4 the same size. (235s are probably going to be a beast to steer, at parking lot speeds.)

My 84 has got 215/45-17s on 17x7 wheels, on the front. 38mm offset. It's also been lowered by a good bit. Nothing hits.

I know I'm probably not helping much, but it's a free bump. Maybe someone else can jump in.
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