Pics needed to help make decisions...

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by -=79z28=-, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. -=79z28=-

    -=79z28=- Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    first, late 2nd gens with the hotchkis TVS system.

    second, late 2nd gens with 17" wheels, such as TTII's.

    im coming to grips with the fact that if i want my car to handle im gonna have to lower it somehow, and also the fact that the performance i want will not be possible with 15" wheels. so out with the classic look and in with the fun...

    thanks guys.
     
  2. chevy-stu

    chevy-stu Veteran Member

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    Not exactly a late 2nd gen, but almost. In this pic from 18 months ago -Hotchkis springs front and back (fronts cut 3/4 coil) and 17" BMW rims...

    [​IMG]

    Now has 18" black/silver rims, and I think the springs have settled a tiny bit more...
     
  3. 73 Z

    73 Z Veteran Member Gold Member

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    dont have a late model 2nd gen, but do have the hotchkis tvs, & 17" wheels, and the ride quality and handling is great imo.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Aceshigh

    Aceshigh Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    This is the side profile of my car after the full Hotchkis TVS system installed with HPS1000 (bilsteins).

    [​IMG]

    With an LS1 in my engine bay.....
    As you can see the front end was like 2" too high.
    So I cut one full coil off......that idea failed miserably. :screwup:
    So I had to order Coil Spring Isolators to bring it back up halfway.

    BTW those are 17" Centerline rims too.
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2010
  5. Zman

    Zman Veteran Member

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    Again not a late 2nd gen. Mine is a stock suspension with 3/4 coil cut.

    Fronts 17x8 - 4 3/8bs and 245/45/17
    Rear 17x9 1/2 - 5.5bs and 285/40/17

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2010
  6. mikedamufflr

    mikedamufflr New Member

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    what series BMW wheels are them i think i heard the 5 series is what will work
     
  7. -=79z28=-

    -=79z28=- Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    thanks for all the posts guys...

    Zman..SICK CAR my friend.

    bump...anyone else have pics?
     
  8. chevy-stu

    chevy-stu Veteran Member

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    Yep older 5/6/7/8 series wheels with the lower <20 offset is what you want..

    (mine long gone for 18"s......:p )



    BEWARE - The rear Hotchkis leafs do lower the car substantially, the top of the tire barely clears the fender lip.
    So if you want the sticky-out ol' school wheel n' tire combo these probably will not be for you..
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2010
  9. protour73

    protour73 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Ray, great picture of an AWESOME car!!! NICE

     
  10. Doug Justice

    Doug Justice Veteran Member

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    Dude I want ur car LOL
     

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