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Check out the new rims!

Rocket Racing Booster 17 inch wrapped in nt555 235 45 up front and 255 45 out back.

I also installed the cal trac traction bar... The traction is awesome now! I can dump the clutch and the back hunches down and goes!

What do you guys think about the stance? I think the front is a little high. Next weekend I'm doing the Shelby drop, but do you think I need more?
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Front needs to come down alot. Shelby drop won't do it all. You need to cut the springs too.

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Front needs to come down alot.
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+1....With the nose sitting high it makes the front rims look huge!....Looks like a beautiful coupe you have there.


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Are the fronts larger then the backs
Too each his own, I guess. As long as your happy.
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Are the fronts larger then the backs
Too each his own, I guess. As long as your happy.
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They definetly look switched.
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They definetly look switched.
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The spokes look longer on the fronts then the backs..?..
That tipped me off and caught my eye immediately in not a good way either...

I'm not a fan of anything over 15" inch on these cars anyway, but that just looks off. Maybe it is because the front is so high and is giving it an optical illusion.
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The spokes look longer on the fronts then the backs..?..
That tipped me off and caught my eye immediately in not a good way either...

I'm not a fan of anything over 15" inch on these cars anyway, but that just looks off. Maybe it is because the front is so high and is giving it an optical illusion.
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+1....I assume it is an optical illusion with the front sitting so high and the darkness in the wheel well...


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Haha ya they're both the same. I think it's a combination of a funny angle, dark picture and the front height.

I just wasn't sure if the Shelby drop would be enough, but now I know I need to cut the front springs too.

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Just cut the springs, not with a torch either, a little bit at a time until you get desired height.
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car looks great...you could just do the shelby drop and buy 1 inch lower springs...worked for me.
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I like the wheels the car will look better after you put the engine back in

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The wheel/tire combo really raises the whole profile of the car. May take some work in the front and rear to get it to sit right, then more work to get it not to rub.
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Cut springs or buy lowering springs, also I would do a 1" drop block on the leaf springs, or buy reverse eye springs.
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What do you guys think about the stance?
Looks high for my taste. I went with reverse leafs and 1" lowering springs, and still had to cut half a coil off after doing the shelby drop

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I'm not a fan of anything over 15" inch on these cars anyway


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