2.0 GTV with 18" alloys and lowering springs... clearance issues!
I've just taken delivery of the replacement for my Lotus Elise; a very sexy black GTV 2.0 Lusso.
When I bought it, I also ordered some 18" alloys and some lowering springs.
The alloys are 18" Team Dynamics Diablos (split-rim effect mutli-spoke) running on Falken 225/35 ultra-low profile tyres. These looks superb (I have some great photos which I will upload when I work out how to!)
HOWEVER, I have come into severe grief with the lowering springs.
I ordered some G-Max lowering springs which are supposedly progressive and for a GTV fitment. They drop the car by 40mm and make the car look absolutely stunning (I bought the car from a Ferrari dealer and it easily outshone the Ferraris!). However, with the sump-guard thing in place, I have less than 2cm of clearance and will ground on any uneven surface.
The springs are coming off tomorrow to be replaced by the originals. I am very tempted by the Eibach progressive springs which drop the car by 20mm. If I fitted these and perhaps removed the plastic sump-guard, would I have an acceptable amount of clearance for everyday driving?