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An automobile club for the enthusiast who enjoys the last of the big GM cars. The rear wheel drive B and D bodys. Chevrolet Impala SS, Caprice, 9C1, Buick Roadmaster, Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, Cadillac Fleetwood
 
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Chris Klein



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PostSubject: Wheel and Tire Recommendation   Wheel and Tire Recommendation EmptyMon Nov 23, 2020 10:01 pm

Can someone help me figure out which tire and wheel packages to purchase for my Dad's Impala? I am hoping to steal a deal this Black Friday if ever this shop will have a sale.
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PostSubject: Tires   Wheel and Tire Recommendation EmptyThu Mar 11, 2021 2:33 pm

In case you have not bought tires (Nov is long ago now):
The best tire for an SS I've used, Nitto 555 G2 in 275/50-17, perfect on OEM SS 8.5".
Better than any 255/50-17 in braking, handling, highway speeds gas mileage and ride.
Taller tire does give a little away on launch. Very little.

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PostSubject: Re: Wheel and Tire Recommendation   Wheel and Tire Recommendation EmptyMon Jun 07, 2021 11:06 pm

scot wrote:
In case you have not bought tires (Nov is long ago now):
The best tire for an SS I've used, Nitto 555 G2 in 275/50-17, perfect on OEM SS 8.5".
Better than any 255/50-17 in braking, handling, highway speeds gas mileage, and ride.
Taller tire does give a little away on launch. Very little.

Thanks, Scott, I actually ended up buying the said tire model last year. Many of my friends have it on their car, so I decided to avail of a set, and it is definitely worth it.
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel and Tire Recommendation   Wheel and Tire Recommendation EmptyFri Jun 11, 2021 10:41 am

If you have an OEM 94-96 SS:
The best sway bar modification is to replace the rear 1 3/16" solid rear bar with a 1 3/8" hollow aftermarket bar or a 1 1/4" solid one. Same effect from either, far less understeer, no real added harshness to the ride. Neutral handling.
For a softer ride, and neutral handling, keep the OEM rear bar and replace the front bar with a 1 3/16" solid (FE1) bar. More body roll and better handling? Yes.
For optimal control (at the expense of that soft ride), 1 3/8" solid F+R bars.
My 94 SS has 1 1/2" solid F+R bars (long discontinued from Quickor Suspensions) which require frame braces F+R to keep from bending the frame; severe ride, amazing handling.

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