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Old 29 Oct 2002, 04:33 pm
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Yes I was wondering if anyone had any pics of a Cruiser with 20inch rims all the way around? Cause I thinking of putting 20's on my Cruiser but the thing is that everyone said its not possible! So I went to a local shop that does alot custom work. And they said either Air Bags or they can custom fabricate a custom lift kit for the front of my car but i'm not to hot on that idea! So if anyone has heard of different ways than what i have listed please let me know or if u have any pics that would be nice too. If this doesn't work out, i'm thinking maybe 19's and a 2inch drop. I have 18's on it now. Thanks for any info.



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Old 08 Nov 2002, 12:36 pm
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Bags won't fit 20" wheels on the front of the Cruiser. My air suspension has a lot of travel capability but I'd be riding with the front pointed UP to fit 20's. As I hear it, 20 may fit the rear but 18 would be as big as I'd go on the front...it's what I have now. I have a little more clearance in the front so will get some drop spindles to do away with that too.

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Old 11 Nov 2002, 02:13 pm
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I have 18's in front and 20's in back and i love it, really no mph change cause the diamater of my new 18" tire is about the same as my stock 16" tire.


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Old 11 Nov 2002, 03:03 pm
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Anyone woundering about tire and wheel combos should pick up a Street Rodder type magazine. These cars are so totally dialed in for these combinations, and how a car should "sit". Even on fat-fendered late forties cars, and the late 30's models..no one..uses 20" tires and wheels on the front. These cars are much larger than a PT, and the wheel well openings are larger, also..but the largest diameter wheel you'll find up front is an eighteen, with 20's in the back. Most street rodders use a combination of 16's and 17's..or 17's and 18's..lower it down, and it looks just right. We can learn a lot from street rodders.

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Cruzin NW- You should be more open to other people's ideas. I have to say that I have seen more Cruisers that are ugly in my opinion than many other vehicles, but I also accept what others would like to do. Wouldn't the world be boring if we all just copied ideas that other people already had? I have built three custom vehicles before my Cruiser and I must tell you that there is VERY little that CAN'T be done with the right approach and a willingless to make tradeoffs. I know for a fact that you can fit 20s on the front and the back of a Cruiser, even a lowered one. I was headed down this road last year. I never did it, but I learned how it is done. The front struts need to be modified. The bottom spring perch needs to be raised about an inch if I remember right. Yes, this does raise the front end so you would need to combine it with lowering springs to maintain or lower the front end. This is a delicate procedure because you have to cut the perch off and weld it back on higher. If controlled welding on a pressurized strut scares you, it does me, then you can buy them already done from californiacruisers.com. They also have pictures scattered here and there on their site of Cruisers with twenties all the way around. I love the way it looks. Email ptbob from californiacruisers.com if you have any questions. He has been very helpful. Don't let others opinions sway you from what you want to do. You can also learn a lot from from people that haven't followed "the way"
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Old 26 May 2003, 12:21 am
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I roll 19's on my car with no problem at all with a 2" drop. The lack of rubber on the wheels makes bumps kind of nasty, but it works, and looks amazing!
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If you want a smooth ride on your 19s, get air ride. My ride is smooth on my 18s.

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