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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 09, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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New wheel / tire combo

Lowered roughly 2 1/2" inches in front with QA1 coil overs and 3" in rear with
de-arched multi leafs and 3/4" lowering blocks.

17x7 4.0" BS with 225/50 front, 17x8 4.5"BS with 255/50 rear.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 09, 01:44 PM
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Re: New wheel / tire combo

Do you have any part #'s for what you used?

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 09, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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Re: New wheel / tire combo

I started with a set of Heidts tubular upper and lower control arms, along with their tall 2" drop spindles. These raise the ball joint 1 1/2". I know many on this site are not drop spindle fans, but I have no issues. I do recommend running a 17" or larger wheel with the correct B.S. The coil overs are QA1 #GMP1450-1 they come with a higher rate spring for a big block and are fully adjustable. The rear are stock multi leafs that a spring shop de-arched roughly 2 3/4". I fine tuned the rear height by playing with different size home made lowering blocks. Should try and stay at 1" or less.
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Re: New wheel / tire combo

Kevin, your car looks great, I really like the stance. Do the front tires rub the fenders any?

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 09, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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Re: New wheel / tire combo

Eleanor's Nemesis thanks. Front sits at about 25 1/2" ground to lip, can go lower but would have clearance issues with header collectors. No rubbing on fender or wheel well. Springs are fairly stiff. Slight rub on sub frame at extreme turn. I also have AGR's quick ratio 12.1 box, about two turns lock to lock.
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Awesome car...wew
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 11th, 09, 06:39 AM
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Re: New wheel / tire combo

Very nice job with the stance and filling the wheel wells! Enjoy.

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