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Old 15 Feb 2008, 07:11 pm
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Hey everybody!
Looking for some feedback on an idea that I have. I was working on my daughter's pt (lowering it), when she came out to ask me if she could have 20" wheels on her car. I saw that it wasn't possible with stock struts, springs, or knuckles, so I developed and patented a part that will allow them to fit.
I'm trying to determine if people would be interested in these parts being available for sale, trying to save myself some money on commercial development if nobody's interested. Any feedback would be helpful, good or bad.
Let me make it very clear, these parts are not currently for sale, I just want other people's opinions. Thanks to all who reply.
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Hey everybody!
Looking for some feedback on an idea that I have. I was working on my daughter's pt (lowering it), when she came out to ask me if she could have 20" wheels on her car. I saw that it wasn't possible with stock struts, springs, or knuckles, so I developed and patented a part that will allow them to fit.
I'm trying to determine if people would be interested in these parts being available for sale, trying to save myself some money on commercial development if nobody's interested. Any feedback would be helpful, good or bad.
Let me make it very clear, these parts are not currently for sale, I just want other people's opinions. Thanks to all who reply.
With the lowering and 20" wheels she'll have rubber bands for tires and will feel every little bump in the road. People have popped tires and bent rims hitting potholes. Tell her to be careful. What kind of lowering springs did you use? Anything other than Eibach springs and plan on replacing the shocks/struts.
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Thanks, Mean Green, it's a good point. The spacers I came up with will allow an overall diameter of wheel and tire that is 3" greater than stock. This will allow up to a 55 series sidewall, which is the same as stock for her pt gt. Without the spacers, You are right on the money. Thanks again.
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Thanks, Mean Green, it's a good point. The spacers I came up with will allow an overall diameter of wheel and tire that is 3" greater than stock. This will allow up to a 55 series sidewall, which is the same as stock for her pt gt. Without the spacers, You are right on the money. Thanks again.
How far will the speedo be off?
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Probably quite a bit, since there is no provision for tires of that size in the calibration. Excellent point and one that I probably have to resolve. Got the idea, worked out some prototypes, then patented the idea so nobody would run away with it. Put the prototypes on my daughter's car and drove it, but just to make sure of clearances, didn't check the speedo. Very good point!
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I see that in some photos of other PT's on the web, some people are running 18" wheels on the front and 20" wheels on the rear. I wonder how it is that they correct their wheel speed sensors for abs and esp? Or do they run with an abs light on all the time?
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With the lowering and 20" wheels she'll have rubber bands for tires and will feel every little bump in the road. People have popped tires and bent rims hitting potholes. Tell her to be careful. What kind of lowering springs did you use? Anything other than Eibach springs and plan on replacing the shocks/struts.
Even without lowering, you feel every bump in the road.... but its all worth it for the look...
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I see that in some photos of other PT's on the web, some people are running 18" wheels on the front and 20" wheels on the rear. I wonder how it is that they correct their wheel speed sensors for abs and esp? Or do they run with an abs light on all the time?

No ABS light on here... everythings fine. My speedo is correct too because my 18s are just about the same diameter as the stock 16s. No Rub at all and PTs just look right with 18/20 combo, kinda fits tha prowler hotrod theme as to where the pt gets some of its styling from anyway.
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What kind of lowering springs did you use? Anything other than Eibach springs and plan on replacing the shocks/struts.
What do you mean?

I have a 2in drop Goldlines for the rear

I have no shock/strut problems----yet?
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Thats hella nice... I think 20's would kill me though..Street here arent exactly smooth, our pot holes have pot holes.. But its an all good look there... If you ever sale that kit let me know. Down here in South Texas there are not any custom PT 's .. Let me know something
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