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Old 11-15-2004, 12:10 AM   #11
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Ok...I almost got what I needed here.

Whats the widest, tallest, fattest tire I can put on my stock 5-spoke aluminum wheels on a 94 sse?
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Ok...I almost got what I needed here.

Whats the widest, tallest, fattest tire I can put on my stock 5-spoke aluminum wheels on a 94 sse?
again a 245/50/16 is the biggest you can fit but doing so will likely not do you much good being the tires center will be the only thing touching the ground and the outer edges will not....as the tire is slightly too wide for the rim.....also you will in turn see the very middle of the tire wear faster than the outer edges so you wont get the life out of the tire you should. I suggest a 225/60/16 in a V rated or higher rating for the best handling.......am I sounding like a broken record here or is it everyone seems to ignore what I keep saying?
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thanks ryan,

I have 225/60/16 now. I just see (in my minds eye) the fenderwells filled with tire and an inch or two wider from a rear profile.

maybe if I lowered the car an inch or two would help...any suggestions?
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thanks ryan,

I have 225/60/16 now. I just see (in my minds eye) the fenderwells filled with tire and an inch or two wider from a rear profile.

maybe if I lowered the car an inch or two would help...any suggestions?
No real point functionaly to a wider rear tire, although it may look cool some people would just say "whats the point?" but lowering would look great on a 94 SSE...if you have the rear load levaling suspension there isnt a kit for it readily available, but I do have a few ideas on how to get a little lower in the back by tricking the ELC. Also you really dont want a taller tire because they would handle like crap...too much sidewall=too much sidewall flex=sloppy handling.
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I would be interested in any tricks you may have up your sleeve.

The rear is an inch or so higher than the front, leveling the car by dropping the rear may mack a big difference in the look but I dont want to forfiet functionality or ride performance. Also, is your trick reversible?

Details please.....
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good info
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I would be interested in any tricks you may have up your sleeve.

The rear is an inch or so higher than the front, leveling the car by dropping the rear may mack a big difference in the look but I dont want to forfiet functionality or ride performance. Also, is your trick reversible?

Details please.....
Well there would be 2 ways of doing it...one would be temporary the other more permanent.....you could get a jack and a peice of wood and slowly jack up the rear of the car by the body not the suspension with the key in the ignition and in run this would trick the ELC into thinking it needs to take some air outta the bags and then you would pull the ELC fuse so that when you took the jack back out from under it it would stay slammed....this is the exact oppisite of the ELC trick used by the 1/4 milers (me included) to jack the back of the car UP so that it transfers the weight to the front tires. I have never tryed to do it the oppsite way but think it should work both ways, now I would think you would have to play around with it several times to get the lowering just right, but it should lower at least an inch.....the other will stay a secret untill I have tryed it with sucess, but would involve replacing a rear suspension component so it would be a permanent lowering and therfore untill you put the stock peice back in it would be slammed. I will of course be trying this once I get the intercooler finished and if it works I may get with DP and see if he wants to sell um.
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