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Old 29 Oct 2017, 06:27 am
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Default Re: Wheel size and ride height changes: effects on ride and handling?

After further investigation we have decided, finally, that it is too much hassle and cost to get the OEM wheels refurbished after all. We have had a few disagreements about aftermarket wheel designs, e.g. SWMBO does not like all black, I don't like all silver, but finally both of us agreed on these babies, DBV Andorra:

Will look something like this on the car:

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Old 29 Oct 2017, 06:11 pm
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Default Re: Wheel size and ride height changes: effects on ride and handling?

Uhh Nitro..... Can you please show me how you managed to fit a 8.5 Inch width rim on your PT without hitting the strut or the fender?

Also.... when you said the first inch of spring compression was softer. Did you take into account drop height of the spring. The free height should be the same, but the first inch is going to be softer on purpose to allow the suspension to compress under the weight of the car (progressive springs ). Did you take that into account or are you measuring this under loaded suspension on the vehicle?
03' Dream Cruiser Manual: 119k Stage 1, BOV, Koni Shocks, Eibach Springs/Sway Bars, TSW 18x8 Rims, Composite Manifold, 3inch Catless
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Old 30 Oct 2017, 08:57 am
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Answering the first question. It was a type-O easy to see that...should have been 7.5. I am not going to edit and correct it as you have already commented about it. They fit fine and I I did once post pictures which are gone now. Maybe someone can fine them or has a copy. When I eventually return to my thread of my PT Projects again I am sure I will post "new" pictures.

To answer your second question first part, yes. Second part, well nice thought but I suggest to contact the spring companies and the you will understand better.

I suggest before you question members that have not only done things measured them and know what they are doing to do them your self as well to understand and have the same frame of information reference!

Last edited by NitroPT; 30 Oct 2017 at 02:23 pm. Reason: type o correction information/sorry for so late editing but I am at work
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