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What's stock height?

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    What's stock height?

    I've been looking at my car and wondering if it was lowered by the previous owner. Never really thought about it before recently. It just seems like there's less wheel gap than the '99 I had before. I took a quick measure just now and at the corner where the wheel well meets the side skirt, It's 6" front and back. And roughly 2.25" between tire top and wheel well.

    Here's a pic as a reference:

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    mine is definetly 2 inches lower than yours, maybe that'll help!

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    Yours looks like its been lowerd. Let me also say that those rims got to go! IMO

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    Oh I agree... They came with the car. Man do I wish I had the stockers... I have a bit of maintenance stuff to do first but then I want some 18 or 19" vette wheels eventually. The tires I have to run are way too thin anyways. The widest I can fit will be 255's. All I have is an intake, exhaust and a tune and it will constantly spin the wheels going into 2nd at even the slightest excess of throttle (rather unsafe to be honest).

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    17's go with 17's

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    yea it looks lowered. go with some TTIIs

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmybling31 View Post
    17's go with 17's
    why do you stand so firmly on 17s lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigersport14 View Post
    why do you stand so firmly on 17s lol
    best compromise between looks, handling and weight. And the tires are much cheaper that 18" too

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    Quote Originally Posted by That Guy 2-1 View Post
    best compromise between looks, handling and weight. And the tires are much cheaper that 18" too
    ah. thanks

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    I understand 17's are a good balance between size/weight. but I prefer the look of 18's. Weight isn't much of a concern to me since my "racing" consists of mashing the gas to get on the freeway.

    I would kill for wheels that look even close to these.


    Has anyone taken a sec to see what their stock suspension measures at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Z View Post
    I understand 17's are a good balance between size/weight. but I prefer the look of 18's. Weight isn't much of a concern to me since my "racing" consists of mashing the gas to get on the freeway.
    I agree with you on the above. The main thing to keep in mind when deciding between 17s and 18s, 18" tires are considerably more expensive and limited in selections compared to 17" tires.
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    Very true. I'm okay with that though. I'm more of a show than go at this point. and while I don't want to go too big, seeing pictures like this one of KyleLS1's NBM T/A is what tempts me to go 19's. It just seems to fill out the wheel well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Z View Post
    Very true. I'm okay with that though. I'm more of a show than go at this point. and while I don't want to go too big, seeing pictures like this one of KyleLS1's NBM T/A is what tempts me to go 19's. It just seems to fill out the wheel well.
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    Same for me, thats why I ended up going with 18s

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    19's are to big, IMO 18's look really nice

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