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Fitting 285/40/18's with lowering springs?

This is a discussion on Fitting 285/40/18's with lowering springs? within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; Like the tittle says, I'm running 285/40/18's on the back of my 2000 Camaro. Will everything still fit nice and ...

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    Fitting 285/40/18's with lowering springs?

    Like the tittle says, I'm running 285/40/18's on the back of my 2000 Camaro. Will everything still fit nice and safe if I get some strano lowering springs and some koni shocks? I just dont want to lower my car and be f***ed because the tires dont fit because it already looks like a tight squeeze
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    Anyone?

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    It all depends on you wheel offset, what is it?

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    an adjustable panhard rod to center everything would help also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue28 View Post
    It all depends on you wheel offset, what is it?
    They're Z06 rims. Not sure on the offset, they were on the car when I bought them. Here's a pic if that helps with the 275/35's on. But I do plan on getting new rims, probably 16's or 17's. What size offset would I need?


    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    an adjustable panhard rod to center everything would help also.
    To be honest, I'm not even sure what that is. I'll have to look it up and see, lol

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    I'm running 295/35/18s at the back and I'm lowered w/ DMS springs. No rubbing.


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    shouldnt be a problem,I have zo-6 rims with 295's and Im lowered,no rubbing at all. Of course it does ultimately depend on your offset!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2K_CAMARO View Post
    They're Z06 rims. Not sure on the offset, they were on the car when I bought them. Here's a pic if that helps with the 275/35's on. But I do plan on getting new rims, probably 16's or 17's. What size offset would I need?
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    To be honest, I'm not even sure what that is. I'll have to look it up and see, lol
    When you lower the car the rear end is going to want to sit further to one side then the other, an adjustable panhard rod allows you to move the wheels left to right to give you the best fitment in the wheel wells.
    This is the one I have although there are plenty of other brands. However I would recommend to only get the polyurethane bushings as the rod end ones are chattery little bastards
    [ame]http://www.amazon.com/Edelbrock-5222-Tubular-Adjustable-Panhard/dp/B000CN902E[/ame]

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    Also when you lower the car the rear axle get pushed towards the rear.

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    Sweet, thanks everyone. I dont think I'll have a problem. I'll have to get that adjustable panhard rod just to be safe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2K_CAMARO View Post
    Sweet, thanks everyone. I dont think I'll have a problem. I'll have to get that adjustable panhard rod just to be safe
    Don't mind that it has rod ends but get the style I showed you in the first link not this style, the way this fit on the passenger side I couldn't tighten down the nut.

    http://www.stranoparts.com/data/images/p2912182337.jpg

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    im runnin zo6s with 295s and have my car dropped pretty effin low. u def gotta get an adjustable pan hard rod though. i also needed a small wheel spacer on the right side to match it with the left. i dont have any problems at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    Don't mind that it has rod ends but get the style I showed you in the first link not this style, the way this fit on the passenger side I couldn't tighten down the nut.

    http://www.stranoparts.com/data/images/p2912182337.jpg
    Quote Originally Posted by BLK2KSS View Post
    im runnin zo6s with 295s and have my car dropped pretty effin low. u def gotta get an adjustable pan hard rod though. i also needed a small wheel spacer on the right side to match it with the left. i dont have any problems at all
    Thanks to the both of you. I'll keep both of those in mind when the time comes to lower my ride

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