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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Jun 27th, 09, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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wheels first or stance first

which way is more ideal- work stance to wheels , or wheels to stance??
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Jun 27th, 09, 08:41 PM
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Re: wheels first or stance first

in my simple mind, knowing the stance/look we wanted and then matching the suspension/wheels to that plan was easiest.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old Jun 27th, 09, 09:26 PM
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Re: wheels first or stance first

Simple....wheels and coil overs. Then you need to make sure your driveline is set up to make it happen...
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old Jun 27th, 09, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Re: wheels first or stance first

i think my question is more like this. I want to lower front and back, have the car almost level. But , if i lower without wheels and tires I am going to keep on it, ( old 14's on it now) I am afraid I may lower too much and have to adjust tires to fit . SO, should I get the tires that will be going on the car and see how much it needs to be lowered to get stance I want. Did that make sense to anyone?
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old Jun 27th, 09, 10:14 PM
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Re: wheels first or stance first

Sure, if you go to 18's then the fender lip will be 2 inches closer to the wheel lip than 14 inch wheels with the same diameter tire. You are going to need to keep around an inch of tire showing in the rear with an 18" and about the same up front.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old Jun 28th, 09, 07:07 AM Thread Starter
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Re: wheels first or stance first

ok, thanks guys. now I just need to make up my mind what I want
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old Jun 28th, 09, 08:52 AM
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Re: wheels first or stance first

I lowered mine, by using Z/28 front coils. The rear was already where I wanted it.
I knew the tire height and width with the 235/60/15s, and I just matched the tire and rim size that fit without rubbing for the wheels I wanted. If you want extreme tire width you will need to modify your wheel wells. but you can get a pretty fat tire and rim on a....... wait a minute what type of Camaro are you talking about.

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wait a minute what type of Camaro are you talking about.


Good point!
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old Jun 28th, 09, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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Re: wheels first or stance first

it's a 67 . i'm not too worried about huge width, and would really like to run same tire on front and back if i can. i had 17x8 in mind. like i said, i want stance to be pretty close to level.
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Re: wheels first or stance first

Jeff - knowing what wheel and tire you plan to run, not exact style but size is important when you lower a car, you don't really need to have them though. Start with what you have (14" wheels and tires) and figure out how tall they are. Next figure what you would like to run and come up with how tall the new tires would be.

Use www.tirerack.com/tires/SearchTires.jsp and after entering a size pick a brand and go to spec's, you'll find everything you want to know about a tire there...

You may find the 17's you want are real close in height to what you have already. Just an example a 205/70/14 and a 235/45/17 are both 25.4" tall. If your choices match like this it's just a matter of marking the 14" tire to show where a 17" rim is in relation to the fender lip.

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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old Jun 28th, 09, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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thanks dennis, big, big help. thanks again
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