Interesting,Kurt, they're 17x8 and 17x9.5.
Thanks for replying Kurt. I'll have to keep that in mind when doing the install.Kurt said:Interesting,
I finally have my ride sittin on all four for the 1st time in 9 yrs.
Hotchkis 1-1/2" rear leafs and 2" front coils on the same wheel sizes as yours and with Nitto's front and rears.
Of course she is still gutted and in final mock up stages but my ride seems to sit higher in the rear and lower up front a bit.
I have thrown some extra weight in the trunk to try to simulate the normal extra weight (Less a tank of gas) Didn't seem to make much of a difference for the rear stance.
Currently I have about 1-1/2" from the top of the rear tire to the rear wheel well lip.
Guess I will find out for sure if I like my stance when she is all put back together.
Jeremiah good point about being able to have some adjustabity by going with 1.5" drop leafs.I have ran the Hotchkis 1.5" drop leafs on my last two cars with 1.5" blocks added to lower the car to the right stance. I thought about going with the 3" drop leafs on my current car but I like being able to tune the ride hight with the blocks.
Steiner, sweet ride. Thanks for responding and sharing the experience and tips. I will be ordering Hotchkis 1.5 drop leafs. I hope I can get the balanced look you have. Are you running coil overs or coil springs in the front?Hey, thanks a lot. Try taking the rear shocks off, loosening the front eye bolts. and loosening all four shackle bolts for a while. I left mine like that for a few weeks with the axle on stands while doing other stuff.
Steiner, sweet ride. Thanks for responding and sharing the experience and tips. I will be ordering Hotchkis 1.5 drop leafs. I hope I can get the balanced look you have. Are you running coil overs or coil springs in the front?
I love that stance. I have the 1 1/2" drop leafs that haven't been installed yet. It almost makes me wish I had gone with the 3" leafs. I'll have to wait and see if 1 1/2" is low enough, or if I'll add the lowering blocks and risk the increased wheel hop. Although I will say that I'm very happy with the 2" drop in the front from your springs.Adding lowering block is an inexpensive way to adjust your ride height and a great way to do it if you’re trying to gain the perfect stance. Just be careful because moving the axle centerline further away from the spring can induce wheel hope because the axle housing gets more leverage to twist the leaf spring.
Here’s Carl Casanova’s ’68 with our 3” drop leaf springs in the rear.
Thanks, I understand that changes take a while. Glad to hear they didn't go unnoticed.Brent – Those suggestions have not gone unheard. We’re working on revamping the G-rides section to reflect what suspension adorns each customer vehicle. Our marketing department is hard at work with this and upcoming events like the GM Full Size open house this Saturday at our headquarters and SEMA in 2 weeks, so changes will take a little more time.
Thanks again for your suggestions. They were great!