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Old 11-06-2012, 02:10 PM
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Regardless I think its a great job, you took the time to make it unique to your vision. I got to say you some skills and balls to take apart one of the most complex cars out there.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:16 PM
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never had 22's and like i said to me they are more for looks/shows...with 20's i still got comfortable ride since rubber is 35 rear and 40 front...but wouldn't mind having 22's just not sure about ride quality and tire wear
how often you have to buy rubber on yours??

found these chip foose 22's here locally but not sure if they would fit my 7 especially after installing b&g springs couple days ago

http://fortmyers.craigslist.org/lee/pts/3375032935.html
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:19 PM
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never had 22's and like i said to me they are more for looks/shows...with 20's i still got comfortable ride since rubber is 35 rear and 40 front...but wouldn't mind having 22's just not sure about ride quality and tire wear
how often you have to buy rubber on yours??

found these chip foose 22's here locally but not sure if they would fit my 7 especially after installing b&g springs couple days ago

http://fortmyers.craigslist.org/lee/pts/3375032935.html
I didnt like the ride quality on the stock 19's with stock suspension, so I changed both of those out almost immediatly after getting the car. Ist setup was 22"s on H&R springs. To me, it made a big improvement. Now with the KW's and third set of 22's, I love it. Gave up a little of the cushion/cloud/pillor fealing and turned it into more of a drivers car. Handles soooo much better and suits my taste in comfort. The tires on my 22's actually lasted a while. the only negative is that you need to have a little fund ready to rim repairs here and there. I would have to say at least 1 minor bend per year.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:39 PM
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are you sure??? rear went down from 5.5 to 3.8" and front still setteling....with tires being 295 on those 22 foose rims will there be rubbing???plus i have 20mm spacers in rear that i just bought and would like to use..

ok so just measured the lenght from fender to floor on rear and its just under 28"......guy selling those foose 22's is showing 27.5" from floor to edge of tire....so i think i would be rubbing ehhh?

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I didnt like the ride quality on the stock 19's with stock suspension, so I changed both of those out almost immediatly after getting the car. Ist setup was 22"s on H&R springs. To me, it made a big improvement. Now with the KW's and third set of 22's, I love it. Gave up a little of the cushion/cloud/pillor fealing and turned it into more of a drivers car. Handles soooo much better and suits my taste in comfort. The tires on my 22's actually lasted a while. the only negative is that you need to have a little fund ready to rim repairs here and there. I would have to say at least 1 minor bend per year.
what size tires you have upfront?? 265 ?? any rubbing at all ??

any spacers on rear??

the roads down here are not that bad at all and im carefull with the 20s i got

looks like couple guys on here have kw coilovers..but they too much $$$$ so i went the cheap way and paid 250 for b&g springs...

how much lowering height do you get out of kw's?
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:22 AM
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looks like couple guys on here have kw coilovers..but they too much $$$$ so i went the cheap way and paid 250 for b&g springs...

how much lowering height do you get out of kw's?
The most important thing about those Foose wheels are the offsets. As long as the offsets and tire sizes are in the safe ballpark, you should be good to go.

As for the KW height, my front is tucking half of the tire and rear is almost tucking up to the rim and I still have room to go lower.
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:13 AM
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The most important thing about those Foose wheels are the offsets. As long as the offsets and tire sizes are in the safe ballpark, you should be good to go.

As for the KW height, my front is tucking half of the tire and rear is almost tucking up to the rim and I still have room to go lower.
i have to pass on rims..here i am thinking about buying rims and xmas is around corner...presents these days are not cheap...lol

ill get 22's in the future...thanks for info bro
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:06 AM
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So just read everything and please remember this was built for SEMA the aftermarket mega show some things could not be altered til after and are being done now!

These would be wheel centers could not be changed and grills had to stay chrome they are going all black

The trunk black split on paint I do not like either I left it up to painter and don't like how he did it!

The air ride did not get finished for SEMA I did not have enough time to do so!

I respect all the comments and people's likes and dislikes but also remember this is what I wanted in a car and in person the detail is amazing with the pearl that pictures can't pick up! The vehicles has settled down to where it tucks tire now after the driving a thousand miles or so so the 24s look bitching on there now!
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