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Ok, so when you add 22" wheels to a stock setup, I assume this raises the ground clearance of your car by 1 or 2 inches? So if you were to add the Eibach lowering (1.6" drop) springs to the car with 22's, would they bring it back to the stock ground clearance or would it be lower than stock?
 

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Ok, so when you add 22" wheels to a stock setup, I assume this raises the ground clearance of your car by 1 or 2 inches? So if you were to add the Eibach lowering (1.6" drop) springs to the car with 22's, would they bring it back to the stock ground clearance or would it be lower than stock?
Wrong. You have to go to ultra low profiles in 22" You must clear the control arm bolt at the front above the wheels. Also, it is very wise to keep the overall diameter of the wheels the same as stock because of all of the computerised transmission, spedometer, and braking programs.

Your car will stay at factory height - which is under 5 and a half inches of ground clearance. Go to the tech section for 22" wheels. These subjects are vey well explained. If you lower further, remember , the wheelbase is 120" long.
 

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Wrong. You have to go to ultra low profiles in 22" You must clear the control arm bolt at the front above the wheels. Also, it is very wise to keep the overall diameter of the wheels the same as stock because of all of the computerised transmission, spedometer, and braking programs.

Your car will stay at factory height - which is under 5 and a half inches of ground clearance. Go to the tech section for 22" wheels. These subjects are vey well explained. If you lower further, remember , the wheelbase is 120" long.

Yes I know this already. But even when using say a 35 profile tire with a 22" wheel, this still has a larger diameter then a stock setup, am I correct? The overall diameter of a 22" wheel with a 35 profile tire is 29.3" according to online rim shops (correct me if Im wrong). Does anyone know the overall diameter of the stock 17" wheel with tire?
 

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Yes I know this already. But even when using say a 35 profile tire with a 22" wheel, this still has a larger diameter then a stock setup, am I correct? The overall diameter of a 22" wheel with a 35 profile tire is 29.3" according to online rim shops (correct me if Im wrong). Does anyone know the overall diameter of the stock 17" wheel with tire?
Hi ink. I assumed you had 18" OEM.
 

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When you say 17" wheels, are you talking about a base/touring model? The C's have 18's. Check out this thread for a visual comparison of the 18's vs 22's: http://www.300cforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3673

It's a bit deceiving to look at, but the ride height is nearly identical for both vehicles. Look at the clearance area under the vehicle and you'll see that it looks the same. The overall diameter of the 22's is very close to the original 18's (just slightly larger).
 

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Yes I have the 300 Touring with the 17" wheels. How do these compare to 22's with 35 profile tires?

My main concern is how much ground clearance will I actually lose when going to a 22" wheel with a 35 profile tire and the Eiback lowering kit. I already notice my car hits some parking blocks and scrapes on steep driveways, so if the car will be much lower then I probably will not lower it. Thanks for the replys so far.
 

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Yes I have the 300 Touring with the 17" wheels. How do these compare to 22's with 35 profile tires?

My main concern is how much ground clearance will I actually lose when going to a 22" wheel with a 35 profile tire and the Eiback lowering kit. I already notice my car hits some parking blocks and scrapes on steep driveways, so if the car will be much lower then I probably will not lower it. Thanks for the replys so far.
Your ground clearance should increase a bit w/ 265/35/22 vs. the stock 17" setup. If you install lowering springs it will decrease the clearance, if you go Eibach it should lower 1.6" in the front and more like 1" in the rear.
 

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thanks aspendog.....maybe I will stick with 22's and no lowering kit.....at least until I cant stand the wheel gap anymore! ;)
 
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