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Old 30th-October-2008, 06:13 PM   #31
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This has been around for some time and should help with this thread! http://www.2quicknovas.com/6874.html
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Old 31st-October-2008, 02:05 AM   #32
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How do you guys know they fit you havent even driven them yet...lol


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Front is an 18x8 with 5.5"bsp w 235/45r18 Nitto 555
Rear is a 18x9 with 5.75" on a 275/40r18 Nitto.

Suspension consist's of:
Qa1 coilovers, ATS(AFX) spindles with a 1" drop, SPC fully adjustable upper control arms and hotckis dropped leaf springs

as of 10/30/08








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Old 31st-October-2008, 08:15 AM   #33
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70 nova EXTENSIVE REAR FRAME/TUB/QUATER PANEL WORK

frame has been notched, tubs end on other side of frame and like 7 inches from top of tire, and the quartes wheel openings have been moves up alomast 2 inches.

front is stock everything but lowered almost 2 inches

rear is multi leave lowere almost 2 inches and shocks moved inboard.

wheel front and rear factory gm rally 15x7

tires are some sigma 205 75 15 and rear are 275 60 15 on 7 inch wheel. they are republic ivader gt radials.









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Old 31st-October-2008, 11:24 AM   #34
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Awesome looking car strtlegal!

I've got 17x9 ZR1 wheels on my Nova. Used 2" spacers on the front (245/45) and a combo of 1.5" and 1" for the back to get the 275/40's under the back.

Running DSE Speed 1 kit (3" drop springs) in the back and current sorting out the front. Probably end up with ATS spindles with DSE control arms.
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Old 31st-October-2008, 12:36 PM   #35
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scherp69, 69LT1Nova, and Strtlegal are you guys trying to make it into Donk magazine? I know they are all "pro-touring", but not sure what that has to do with Donk wheels. ...And yes they are. Word Yo.
Larger wheels means smaller sidewall ,means less flex means better handling. Also larger wheel means more room for large brake rotors , means better stopping! Add this to diferent a-arms that give better geometry and keep the tire flat in a corner especially under braking and wide front tire for more contact patch.
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Old 31st-October-2008, 12:46 PM   #36
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Larger wheels means smaller sidewall ,means less flex means better handling. Also larger wheel means more room for large brake rotors , means better stopping! Add this to diferent a-arms that give better geometry and keep the tire flat in a corner especially under braking and wide front tire for more contact patch.
It also has less traction as the tire can not contour to the road. Tire is stiffer.

It also will destroy a suspension system, the tire is very stiff sidewall and has no flexibility to absorb shock.
This is very hard on older suspension cars. The Nova has a high Center of gravity and will multiply these conditions.

Vehicles like Corvettes and such have these type tires engineered into the suspension.

And it will beat the crap out of your body!
You and the car!

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Old 31st-October-2008, 03:04 PM   #37
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The purpose of this thread isn't for criticism of other's cars. It's to help others when choosing new rims and tire set ups. It doesn't matter if your car is pro-touring, pro-street or bone stock. Whether you have 14 inch rims or 20 inch rims, post some pics and provide some info to help others. I know that before I buy a set of rims I want an idea of how they are going to look. Well hopefully someone can look here and find something they like and help in their decision making.
Big Al....I know you got new rims recently, how about some pics and info. Everyone else, start posting pics and info. You might help someone finalize a decision. That's the great thing about this site....the diversity in styles, but they all need wheels and tires.
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Old 31st-October-2008, 03:28 PM   #38
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rears [email protected] woth 255/60 firehawks and lowered

heres a pic of my 1974 lowered a little with rear opening mods for more tire room, wheels are cragar superlite2
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Old 31st-October-2008, 04:25 PM   #39
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Great thread

Here's mine

Wheels
Weld Aluma stars
Back, 15x10 4inch b/s
Front 15x3 1/2 1 3/4 b/s

Tires
Back, Hoosiers 29x13.5-15
Front,M/T Sportsman front runners 26x7.5-15

Rearend 53 inches drum to drum
and DSE mini tubs


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Here's my "donk mobile".

Wheels are Coys C5

front:17x7 with 4.5" BS with 235/45/17
rear: 17x8 with 4.5" BS with 255/45/17 (GO WITH AT LEAST 5" ON AN 8" WHEEL)

I checked around the site before I purchased these wheels and it seemed like every one went 4.5", but 5" would have been way better. My lip is OK but the tires will rub on the inner fender on large bumps.

Suspension in the front is stock rebuilt with all new bushings etc and an upgraded sway bar and cut springs (1 coil). The rear suspension is 100% stock with mono and air shocks as a bandaid to stiffen it up untill I can get my hotchkis set up. The plan is to do the rear in the next couple of months.





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Great thread

Here's mine

Wheels
Weld Aluma stars
Back, 15x10 4inch b/s
Front 15x3 1/2 1 3/4 b/s

Tires
Back, Hoosiers 29x13.5-15
Front,M/T Sportsman front runners 26x7.5-15

Rearend 53 inches drum to drum
and DSE mini tubs


From the rear picture i would have thought it was jacked up in the air! That is one of the best stances by a drag Nova i have ever seen!!! Great job!
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Here's my "donk mobile".

Wheels are Coys C5

front:17x7 with 4.5" BS with 235/45/17
rear: 17x8 with 4.5" BS with 255/45/17 (GO WITH AT LEAST 5" ON AN 8" WHEEL)

I checked around the site before I purchased these wheels and it seemed like every one went 4.5", but 5" would have been way better. My lip is OK but the tires will rub on the inner fender on large bumps.

Suspension in the front is stock rebuilt with all new bushings etc and an upgraded sway bar and cut springs (1 coil). The rear suspension is 100% stock with mono and air shocks as a bandaid to stiffen it up untill I can get my hotchkis set up. The plan is to do the rear in the next couple of months.





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See now this will give us an idea of what ours will look like! We didnt get Coys but got 17x8 mustang bullit wheels with +25mm ofset. We are looking at 235-45-17 front and hope to cram 275-40-17 in the rear. We just got some custom stickers to cover the mustang emblem center caps with Bowties! Pics real soon when the adapters arrive. Oh the wheels were only $200 as take offs! Yah they dont look as good as Coys but my son is on a tight budget.
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Here vthey are off the car!
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mine has 15 x 3.5 and 15x15 prostars with hoosier quick time pros...


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Here is mine
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18x9 275/40R18 (soon to be replaced with M&H 275/45R18 Drag radials)
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