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PostSubject: Suspension???   Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:28 am

would 2" be too much of a drop for a daily driver( and i plan on gettin 275's all around)? anyone know where i can get a good price on some Kuhmos?
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PostSubject: Re: Suspension???   Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:51 am

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would 2" be too much of a drop for a daily driver( and i plan on gettin 275's all around)? anyone know where i can get a good price on some Kuhmos?
If you mean 275/40s with a drop, you might be asking for trouble. I lowered my ss years ago with Eibach springs and stock size 255/50s, and I think it lowered it 1.5 inches. It was almost too much as the tail pipes kept scraping, and even the tank had some marks on it.
Now you are talking taking 3/4"-1" inch out of the tire from the rim to tread as 275/40s are about 1 1/2"-2" inches smaller in diameter depending on manufacturer This would bring you damn near three inches lower. Yes the tires would tuck nice, but drivability on anything other than flat road surfaces would suffer here in new england. Infact since that, I will only put Impala ss springs on any b-body, and would not go any lower myself.
This is just my opinion based on my experiences. And if you are talking about another size tire, please disregard these ramblings. drunken

Try tirerack.com Or locally Townfair tire. I useually print off a quote from tirerack with shipping charges and bring it into townfair tire. And they beat it by 5%, and no waiting for shipping, and you have somewhere to go to locally if there is problems. Plus they offer many free services if you buy your tires there.

http://www.tirerack.com/index_w.jsp

http://townfairtire.com/
NOTE: You can not get a quote on the Townfair web page. You have to go there or call them


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PostSubject: Re: Suspension???   Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:56 am

so i should just stick with the stock springs get new shocks,bumpstops and go with 275/40's all around ?
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PostSubject: Re: Suspension???   Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:32 pm

I used Hotchkis and 275/40's with no problem. afro

Stock height with those tires and their short sidewall will make your SS look like it's 4WD! :p

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PostSubject: Re: Suspension???   Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:42 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
I used Hotchkis and 275/40's with no problem. afro

Stock height with those tires and their short sidewall will make your SS look like it's 4WD! :p

lol 4wd!!!! ill guess ill just sell the lowering springs!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Suspension???   Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:50 pm

BoSStonsSS wrote:
toomanytoyz wrote:
I used Hotchkis and 275/40's with no problem. afro

Stock height with those tires and their short sidewall will make your SS look like it's 4WD! :p

lol 4wd!!!! ill guess ill just sell the lowering springs!!!!!

Not sure I follow... If you don't drop it with those tires, the tire to fender gap will be huge! Like this!






But you're right... Sprints are too low for most sptreet driving conditions anyways... Wink

Zach @ Power Performance is having a sale on the Vogtlands (Hotchkis) at $215 SHIPPED right now! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Suspension???   Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:00 pm

Zach @ Power Performance is having a sale on the Vogtlands (Hotchkis) at $215 SHIPPED right now!


alright i take a look at those i soon as i sell mine... thanx man
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PostSubject: Re: Suspension???   Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:36 am

You should run 285/40/17. It will fit fine. It'll look a lot better than a 275.

The Vogtland springs are great. I've had them for years.

They won't rub tires, or be too low to clear road imperfections. You will need to be more careful when parking or going up a steep grade though. They will harshen up the ride though. Maybe not the best for downtown Boston.

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