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F-Body with 18/19 C6 wheels - Help with tire size

This is a discussion on F-Body with 18/19 C6 wheels - Help with tire size within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; All right, how does this sound: - Z06 wheels (18fr, 19X10rear) already have. - Strano springs - 1.25 hubcenttic spacers ...

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    All right, how does this sound:
    - Z06 wheels (18fr, 19X10rear) already have.
    - Strano springs
    - 1.25 hubcenttic spacers (rear may need to be adjust to get tires to snug into the wheel wells.)
    - New shocks& struts.

    Question- Any one know of the right part# of a shorter shock/strut to match the lower springs????
    I know some people just run a stock length shock/strut but I've always heard the 'proper' way was to match springs & shocks. I've done it both ways myself and I have to agree matching was much better. If I don't match them I usually end up drastically reducing the life of the struts.Hmm, that's sounds like I'm a shock-snob. . . ;-) Either way, what works good for YOU??

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    Quote Originally Posted by suchnsuch View Post
    All right, how does this sound:
    - Z06 wheels (18fr, 19X10rear) already have.
    - Strano springs
    - 1.25 hubcenttic spacers (rear may need to be adjust to get tires to snug into the wheel wells.)
    - New shocks& struts.

    Question- Any one know of the right part# of a shorter shock/strut to match the lower springs????
    I know some people just run a stock length shock/strut but I've always heard the 'proper' way was to match springs & shocks. I've done it both ways myself and I have to agree matching was much better. If I don't match them I usually end up drastically reducing the life of the struts.Hmm, that's sounds like I'm a shock-snob. . . ;-) Either way, what works good for YOU??
    You are still going to either need longer wheel studs or an adapter with its own studs for that that size of a spacer you are looking at. It's the spring rate you are supposed to match the shock because the shocks are valved for specific springs usually. Now you usually can get a way with a little bit higher or lower but not too much unless you get adjustable shocks. My suggestions would be Konis with stranos or Bilsteins (if Konis are too expensive) with a similar spring.
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    Thank you for the input. I'm gonna save up for the next few months and go for it. I'll post back when I get it done and let anybody know how it went and if there any mods required.

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    here's my 00 formula with C6 wheels no spacers.

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    18" x 8.5" with 245/45-18
    19" x 10" with 275/35-19



    did some serious clearancing of the front side of the inner fendewell.

    Last edited by mrr23; 07-29-2014 at 05:38 PM.

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