General Lowering Mk2 punto with 17's

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General Lowering Mk2 punto with 17's

puntocoff

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hey,
I was just wondering if it is possible to lower my mk2 punto which has 17" wheels, and if so by how much
Thanx
 

Carlo Abarth

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If you use the search button you'll find plenty of answers...

But in short: yes, it is possible. If you have 7Jx17" wheels with an offset of 35 you can certainly lower the car. Plenty.

My previous car (still mis it...)
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dave

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mine 205/40/17 rubs with people in the back, but it very low on coil overs, better off going 35mm-40mm max if you have people in the back often
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liambre

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I bought 17" triads for my mk2 a few weeks ago, and the spacers should be here by monday.

After reading all the posts on this forum i've come to the conclusion that I am going to lower the car. I'm not looking for the 4x4 look :p.

35mm it is.

I'll post pics of before and after when its done so people can see what they think about doing it to their cars.
 

liambre

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i actually wish I had a 3 door now, they do look very snazzy.

But i didnt have much choice, my dad had a 5 door 5million, so i bought it off him :).
 

liambre

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the back window shape on 3 doors is always way cooler.

But i guess 5 doors do have their advantages...
 

D4N D C

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You can lower a Mk2 3 door virtually as much as you like if you get the right offset wheels and tyres and trim the rear bumper and arch liners.

Over 100mm is achievable without rubbing, :)
 

Mikey-D

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How exactly do you lower the cars? I am very new to this and am tempted to do it to mine...
 

liambre

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You're gonna need new springs, and new shocks if you're lowering more than 35mm-40mm.

You can do it yourself, although i'd adivse if you don't have that much knowledge, take it to a garage.

It's not that expensive.
 
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