Wheels for a 4/6 drop?

Discussion in 'Lowered and Bagged Suspension' started by kemo sabe, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. LD68

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    Makes me wonder if cut BBC springs in my SBC truck would give a firmer ride. Hmmmm, might know a boneyard with a set.
     
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    There is a member that has done that. Uses his truck for Auto-Cross.
    Just can't remember which thread that that was covered in. Damn memory!
     
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    what about putting a 255/60/15 tire on thr front? think i would have to roll the lip?

    Mike
     
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    Depends on which spindles. DJM or BellTech & the derivatives, along with the wheel's offsets & how low the drop is.
     
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    the plan is to use the entire streetgrip setup from ridetech. We got SS454 wheels with the truck.


    not sure if that helps.


    We are trying to do paint and suspension before we buy wheels and tires.. (father son project)
     
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    No experience with the RideTech. Looks like nice stuff though.
    Just by checking out their website, they're using a more recent updated design. Tubular upper & lower control arms. Big sway bars & coil-over shocks.
    If you're using the whole front end kit, I can't see why they would use old tech ideas. Pushing the wheels out was done in order to clear the stock LCA's. B/T designed their spindles w-a-a-a-y back, 30+ years ago, when a 17" wheels was considered big.
    A 255/60 will be a good size for the truck, but as far as having to roll the lips or not?
    I did notice that they have a forum attached to their website. The question may have been already answered in there.

    https://www.ridetech.com/forum/

    ...and yet, check the 'Forums we visit' column. They don't come here? WTF? Lol!
     
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    Ridetech was in here 6+ months ago swinging their 4/6 drop.

    I have 255/60/15 on the front with Belltech spindles and I had to roll the lip. My fronts are 15x7 but I don't know the backspacing unless I take the wheel off and measure it. No issues with my LCA's either, but tire is very close to sway bar.
     
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    If you haven't bought the street grip setup, you might consider their tubular arms and the rear wishbone kit.
     

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