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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 10, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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What do you think of the front wheel?



I am not really digging it yet... We slipped a 225/50/17 on it just for measuring purposes...

I will probably run a 235/45/17 on the front and 255/45/17 on the rear with 8's on the rear... These are the 17X8 with 4.75" backspacing on the front...

I plan on lowering the rear 1 to 1.5 inches and not sure on the front end... I still have the drum brakes all the way around, but will be changing to power disc this summer.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 10, 08:58 PM
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Re: What do you think of the front wheel?

I like the the front, looks good! What blue did you go with on your paint? Sharp car.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 10, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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Re: What do you think of the front wheel?

Thanks man... I went with a cheaper line of paint... it was Nason basecoat/clearcoat... but it laid down nice... It is Intense Blue Pearlcoat off a 99 Dodge Dakota/Ram... Stripes is Ultra bright white off a 99 Mustang, i believe... I know... they are not Chevy colors... but I liked the color...

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Re: What do you think of the front wheel?

I like the combo and the paint. Looks sweet!

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Re: What do you think of the front wheel?

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I am not really digging it yet... We slipped a 225/50/17 on it just for measuring purposes...

I will probably run a 235/45/17 on the front and 255/45/17 on the rear with 8's on the rear... These are the 17X8 with 4.75" backspacing on the front...

I plan on lowering the rear 1 to 1.5 inches and not sure on the front end... I still have the drum brakes all the way around, but will be changing to power disc this summer.
I would do a 245/45 & 255/40 combo if you're running 8" wide wheels all around...I think 235's are too small in front personally. and the 40-series rear will give you just the right amount of sidewall.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 10, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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I like the combo and the paint. Looks sweet!
thanks James! It was definitely a long process... Went through 3 body guys and one of them didn't even start the work...

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 10, 05:21 AM
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Re: What do you think of the front wheel?

I would run 245/45 and 275/40in the rear
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 10, 05:56 PM
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Re: What do you think of the front wheel?

I like the way the car looks. I agree, I would run a 245/45/17 up front and since you are running a 8 on the back, a 255/45/17 is right at home there.
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