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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Mar 21st, 17, 09:08 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone running ridetech street grip?

Strongly considering ridetech street grip on my 68. Only question I have is does it sit low enough for my taste. Would anyone mind posting a pic or two of their 68 with street grip installed and did you notice a drop at all? Right now I sit about 26" up front and 28" in the rear. Thank you
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Strongly considering ridetech street grip on my 68. Only question I have is does it sit low enough for my taste. Would anyone mind posting a pic or two of their 68 with street grip installed and did you notice a drop at all? Right now I sit about 26" up front and 28" in the rear. Thank you
Measuring from the ground to the fender opening for comparison doesn't work as there can be differences in tire sizes

Measure from center of wheel/axle.
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Re: Anyone running ridetech street grip?

StreetGrip Dimensions Ridetech News and Information

On our 67 we ran a 235/14R17 on the front and a 275/40R17 on the rear. The front fender lip to ground measurement is 25.125" and on the rear it is 26.375". Again, thats on a 17" wheel with a 40 Series tire.
Also we have a 1" lowering kit to go on the rear of the 67-68 Camaros to achieve that "low but not too low" look.

With that said, how low are you looking to go roughly?

If you have any more questions please let me know.
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StreetGrip Dimensions Ridetech News and Information

On our 67 we ran a 235/14R17 on the front and a 275/40R17 on the rear. The front fender lip to ground measurement is 25.125" and on the rear it is 26.375". Again, thats on a 17" wheel with a 40 Series tire.
Also we have a 1" lowering kit to go on the rear of the 67-68 Camaros to achieve that "low but not too low" look.

With that said, how low are you looking to go roughly?

If you have any more questions please let me know.
Hey Ryan... Im looking to go as low as needed to have no space showing between the tire and fender lip. So with the street grip set up, id still have to buy the lowering block for the rear correct?
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Re: Anyone running ridetech street grip?

What tires are on the car now?

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What tires are on the car now?
Firestone wide ovals... F70 14"
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Re: Anyone running ridetech street grip?

OK. Always start with tire sizes when working on desired stance. The wheels don't have anything to do with it.

Start with this tire size calculator. Then compare to the tire sizes Ryan posted to determine where your car will be height wise from axle centers. If if he has a 25'7" tire and 26.375" to wheel well there is about 5/8" of space between tire and fender, A 275/40R18 is 26.7" so it would be tucked about 1/4" depended on fuel in the tank and passengers in the car. They may not make a 275/40R18 in tire brand you want so probably a 35 which is 1" smaller diameter. That would give you about 3/4" gap depending on weight in car. Just got to do the math and go from there buy you have to start with the tires not the wheels

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I got 225/45 18 fronts which is 26" tall and 255/45 18 rears which are 27" tall. Rima are 18x7 with 4" bs and 18x8 with 4.5" bs.
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I got 225/45 18 fronts which is 26" tall and 255/45 18 rears which are 27" tall. Rima are 18x7 with 4" bs and 18x8 with 4.5" bs.
Great. Then you have the info you need to compare ride height and fender clearance to the number Ryan posted.

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I got 225/45 18 fronts which is 26" tall and 255/45 18 rears which are 27" tall. Rima are 18x7 with 4" bs and 18x8 with 4.5" bs.
Great. Then you have the info you need to compare ride height and fender clearance to the number Ryan posted.
I do. Thanks for your help.
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Hey Ryan... Im looking to go as low as needed to have no space showing between the tire and fender lip. So with the street grip set up, id still have to buy the lowering block for the rear correct?
I would recommend it for sure. That is going to eliminate the tire to fender gap.
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