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Old 02-01-2015, 07:32 PM   #1
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Tire question

Have 2000 gt and I want to put a 315 tire on a 10 1/2 " rim. Any fender clearance issues?


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If you are lowered significantly maybe, if you're stock height then no


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No I don't believe you will. I think you'll need to remove the quad shocks.

I'm just adding this because I screwed up when I bought my rear tire, but if you're running lower gears or plan to run lower gears, get something sticky. I bought street tires (nitto 555)then installed 4.10s and 1st gear is useless.
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No I don't believe you will. I think you'll need to remove the quad shocks.

I'm just adding this because I screwed up when I bought my rear tire, but if you're running lower gears or plan to run lower gears, get something sticky. I bought street tires (nitto 555)then installed 4.10s and 1st gear is useless.

What all have you done suspension wise?


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You'll clear just fine. I was lowered 2" in rear with very little rubbing issues
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You'll clear just fine. I was lowered 2" in rear with very little rubbing issues

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What all have you done suspension wise?


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All original besides bushings and replacement shocks. At this point I can't see suspension mods being worth the money until I get a better tire. The 555s(not the 555r's) will spin all the way through 1st if I try anything close to full throttle and when I shift to 2nd it just starts roasting them again.
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All original besides bushings and replacement shocks. At this point I can't see suspension mods being worth the money until I get a better tire. The 555s(not the 555r's) will spin all the way through 1st if I try anything close to full throttle and when I shift to 2nd it just starts roasting them again.

You have that backwards, the suspension on these cars are terrible. A new tireisn't the golden apple to make these cars get traction like so many people seem to think.


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New suspension in our cars will get you better results than most* bolt ons.


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Suspension is everything in these cars. Bolt ons don't really do anything.

A stock 99-04 GT with very minor bolt ons can get into the 12s with good suspension and bigs and littles. I've seen it done.


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You have that backwards, the suspension on these cars are terrible. A new tireisn't the golden apple to make these cars get traction like so many people seem to think.


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So what suspension mods are we talking here? I've done rear controls arms in another car and besides feeling tighter I didn't notice much for traction. Maybe a slight improvement. This was in an auto camaro making a lot more power too so its not exactly the same.
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So what suspension mods are we talking here? I've done rear controls arms in another car and besides feeling tighter I didn't notice much for traction. Maybe a slight improvement. This was in an auto camaro making a lot more power too so its not exactly the same.

Lower control arms, subframe connectors, good set of springs and shocks will go a long way. What really needs to be done and soccer can attest to this as he's said it a few times with his set up. Once you take out the upper control arms that are doing 2 jobs at once the car will track strait and grip the road like it was meant to. But to get rid of the uppers you need to look into better set ups like the Watts link or Panhard and T/A.

The reason our cars seems to spin so much regardless of what tire you out on "some tires are better then others" is that there is so much play and binding with the stock set up that the tires jolt causing them loose traction. That's also why it feels like the cars swings the back end around when you turn slightly because the body move over the rear axle by a good few inches.


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Subframe connectors
Lower control arms
Panhard bar
Torque Arm/ upper control arms
Springs

After those then you pick a good tire and you will be able to launch well


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Also just from just changing out my lower control arms I can only chirp 1st to 2nd now and that's some times not the case. When I had a completely stock rear end and even with lowering springs *stiffer* I would chirp tires all the way to 4th and this is with Nitto Nt555r's


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I'm gonna try lca's and eventually Sfc's. from what I've read the torque arm swap is pretty pricey. I'll also eventually upgrade to better shocks and struts.

What kind of springs are you referring to? I've heard people complaining about running drag springs on a dd.
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I'm gonna try lca's and eventually Sfc's. from what I've read the torque arm swap is pretty pricey. I'll also eventually upgrade to better shocks and struts.



What kind of springs are you referring to? I've heard people complaining about running drag springs on a dd.

I had H&R springs


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