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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 03, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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I hate that wheel sticking out of the wheelwell look, i like a nice clean tuck so i was wondering with a 17x9.5 with 5.5 bs will it tuck under the wheelwell nicely or will it stick out?

I plan on lowering my 68 3" in the back so i dont want it to rub either.

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 03, 12:02 PM
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15" disc brakes? Is that right? If so, I doubt they'll fit in a 17" wheel. My 13" rotors barely fit.
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oops good call ment 13" rotors, nice ride btw, what size rims are thoese and how low is it?

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Trancebot, that's exactly what I'm running, but of course, I have a 69. There has been some debate about the size difference of the wheel wells between the 67/68's and the 69's.

But anyways, that the size and backspacing that I have and I've had excellent luck. Very little rubbing, just enough to shine the paint is all.
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69ProTouring, how low is your car from stock hight and what is the backspacing on your rims?

i think from 68 to 69 there is more space in the back for 69, seems like alot of 67/68's with 9.5's in the back tend to stick out just a tad which makes it look like they wouldnt tuck under the wheel well if droped, i've yet to see a 67/68 slamed on 9.5's

nice ride btw

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My wheels are 17x8 with 5.25"bs, 255/40 17. Rear 17x9.5 5.5" bs, 275/40 17.

Hotchkis springs front and rear. Front coils are suppose to be 2" drop, but it wasn't low enough, so I cut a full coil, dropping it another 2". Rear are 1.5" drop, with a 1/4" steel spacer for the pin. So I guess a total of 1.75" drop.

It's the lowest I can go in the front, the tire is really close to the inner fender.
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To be honest with you, I don't recall the actual height, but I want it lower.

As for size and backspacing, I'm running 17x8 with 4.75" BS on the front, and 17x9.5 with 5.5" BS in the rear. Hope this helps.
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Mark, i think new springs take a year to settle to thier proper hieght. I've heard this from a few people. Also doesnt cutting your springs reduce ride quality or handleing?

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Hotchkis said the springs might settle an 1/8" or so, if any. I've had them on the car for over a year, and they've stayed the same. Not to mention I couldn't drive the car around sitting like crap, in the hopes of it getting lower someday, . Cutting the spring will increase spring rate some, since the spring is shorter. Not enough to make or brake the ride, IMO. It's ment to corner, not ride like a caddy, .
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old Oct 24th, 03, 07:38 AM
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I see your car is a 68 are the 68's and 69's wheel openings simmler? I guess what I'm getting at is do you have any rubbing on the rear or front?
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69ProTouring.....

Bro, your web site is very nice! Easy Navigation scheme, and usability is quite well! I enjoyed the video of your car idling, as well as the BLAST down the street! [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

Well Laid Bro...

Did you design it yourself, or did someone do it for you? What program did they use to develope it?

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69ProTouring.....

Bro, your web site is very nice! Easy Navigation scheme, and usability is quite well! I enjoyed the video of your car idling, as well as the BLAST down the street! [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

Well Laid Bro...

Did you design it yourself, or did someone do it for you? What program did they use to develope it?

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Yes Scott is a talented guy. He'll be in to answer your questions. He re-did my site also to give it a face-lift.

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Jerry, thanks for the kind words. I did all that with MS FrontPage 2002. I've always enjoyed doing stuff on the computer, and now the website stuff has grown from there. I've had space on the internet for quite a while, but I finally registered my own domain name - www.Lateral-G.net on the 1st of September. It has really taken off. I just checked my stats this morning, and Lateral-G.net has over 9,000 Page Requests since 9/1/03. Pretty good, IMO, for a personal site.

I have a few more cars that will be coming online soon. I'm also taking my trusty digital camera to SEMA in a few weeks, so I'll have a bunch of stuff I'll be adding shortly after I return. And I also have something really cool happening this weekend, but I can't comment on it yet, so stay tuned. [img]smile.gif[/img]

I've been working with Jody (Camcojb in case you don't know) on moving his domain and getting his website up and running. I'm just doing a little maintenance on it and making it a little easier to navigate through. It's my way of paying Jody back for all the times I've e-mailed him for tech support on my project. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img] It should be online any time now. So, in the mean time, all of Jody's pictures are temporarily on my site.

I'm glad you like it, thanks for the positive feedback.

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I have to second the comment about the clip...that was AWESOME! Good luck with all the mods this fall and winter.


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Stenn. The tires do run the inner fender when turning at full lock. A 245 tire, and 5" bs, would probably stop this. Other then that, no rubbing.
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