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post #46 of 53 (permalink) Old Sep 18th, 16, 8:42 PM Thread Starter
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Man, that's one nice driveway! Oh yeah, car looks good too.

Thanks Dave!! I just had the driveway resealed so it looks pretty good BTW how do you like the 3.73 rear gear, have 3.31's now and they are pretty lazy, but pretty good for the highway.
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post #47 of 53 (permalink) Old Sep 18th, 16, 8:54 PM
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Re: 1" or 2" drop

Honestly, I like them a lot. But, when on the highway I'm spinning 3,000 rpm at 60mph. So it's a choice you need to make carefully, and weigh how you like to drive your car. Things like trans, torque converter, and rear tire diameter all play into it. I have a th400, approximate 2500 rpm stall converter, and a 28" tall tire.

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My highway driving is pretty limited but still do it from time to time so I want to be able to run 65-70 mph. Will probably leave it alone for now
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Installed my BMR 1" drop coils front and rear. Just what I was looking for.
Looks perfect to me.
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Looks perfect to me.

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Nice car! 1-inch is wise. Otherwise you'll find the limits of your exhaust clearance to the road surface when you least expect it. It looks great as is, but.... should you ever get the urge to not leave well enough alone, put the 17's on it. It'll look like a hot wheels toy, but it will feel better behind the wheel. And, you can put 13-inch discs with 4 or 6 piston calipers up front should you ever want such a thing. Tire profile on a 17-inch rim won't interfere with anything.
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Nice car! 1-inch is wise. Otherwise you'll find the limits of your exhaust clearance to the road surface when you least expect it. It looks great as is, but.... should you ever get the urge to not leave well enough alone, put the 17's on it. It'll look like a hot wheels toy, but it will feel better behind the wheel. And, you can put 13-inch discs with 4 or 6 piston calipers up front should you ever want such a thing. Tire profile on a 17-inch rim won't interfere with anything.

Thank you for the compliment. I have already priced a set of 17" polished Torq Thrust II's and Nitto 555's and go back and forth on thiose or leaving it alone.




But would need to sell these first or the wife is gonna kill me...
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Thank you for the compliment. I have already priced a set of 17" polished Torq Thrust II's and Nitto 555's and go back and forth on thiose or leaving it alone.




But would need to sell these first or the wife is gonna kill me...
For the money these Vision 143's or Circle/Rev Ralley's are hard to beat.




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