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CX9 lowering wheels and tires

I have a 2017 CX9 Grand Touring I want to lower and put on new tires and rims. I am considering coil over approach Ceika , widening the tires/rims with Michelin Pilots. But I am concerned with the change in ride while handling will be much better. Any suggestions or experience would be welcome.
 

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I think it will depend on how much you lower the car, how aggressive the spring rates are on the coilovers, and how the dampers of the coilovers are valved. I would suggest contacting Ceika directly and talking with them. Tell them how much you want to lower the car, and how close to OEM ride quality you want to be. They should be able to suggest a configuration that works for you.
 
I receive Ceika Coilovers today and 255/45R20 Michelin AS3 on Avant 20” rims soon...Plan to lower 2-3 inches.
 

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I receive Ceika Coilovers today and 255/45R20 Michelin AS3 on Avant 20” rims soon...Plan to lower 2-3 inches.
Wow, sounds like they came quick. When did you place the order? Did you speak to anyone over the phone, or did you just place the order on the website?
 
3 weeks from order, wheels arrive this week too.... anyone have tuning solution for 2.5 turbo.
 

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Nice, thanks for the feedback! These are on my shortlist for sure.
 
Interested to know if you’ll eventually have some axle issues. I’ve had extremely shortened life span of axles in every lowered car I’ve owned. I want to lower my 2019 but worried about those future axle issues.
 

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