Wheel and suspension fitment question (1999 Mazda Protege)

Hey I have a 1999 Mazda protege. I am currently running a 16x7.5 with a +40with a 205/45 on it and I have it on coil overs. The rear will just perfectly tuck under with the rear maxed but the front sits a lot higher even when maxed out still with wheel gap. I was wondering what my best approach would be to get a lower look if possible. I would like to go to a 15” wheel possibly a 8.5-9 inch wide and stretch a tire but I am wondering if that will only add even more wheel gap?