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    mythy is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Red face looking for a firmer ride (235/50-18)

    Well I miss my AGX struts and low profile tires from my last ride this cady just cant handle worth shit I recently picked up a pair of 16 inch rims with semi low profile tires on them and decided to bolt them up and go for spin


    They gave me a rediculas front end drop around 2 inches but the cornering was on the up and up. The car didn't break traction around the bends and resisted skidding considerably better then the stock tires with there rediculasly large side walls. So I did some math and I believe that a 235/50-18 tire on a 18 inch rim would be a medium between what I used to have and what I have now. I just cant stand the corner leaning from these large sidewalls I'm going to be in a ditch



    So what kind of section width clearance do I have? 235/50-18 is a damn near match to the stock 225/60-16 with the exception of a .40 inch larger section width...



    Any clearance concerns here?

    Stock Tire - 225/60R16
    Section Width: 8.85 in
    Sidewall Height: 5.31 in

    Tire 1 - 235/50R18
    Section Width: 9.25 in
    Sidewall Height: 4.62 in

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    Raze is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
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    Re: looking for a firmer ride (235/50-18)

    Your 98 Eldo most likely isn't 'leaning' because it's got big sidewall tires, it's leaning because you have soft a$$ springs. Try getting your hands on an Eibach kit if you can find one, Intrax if you have to, or Sprint if you're desparate. I've run stock-sized Goodyear RS-As as well as slightly wider than stock Goodyear Response edges on the stock 16" rims both w/and w/out the Eibachs, the tires helped marginally, the real help were the springs, no body roll (by comparison), it's FLAT around corners and allows much higher lateral g's w/o breaking traction. Lowers car 1/1.5" F/R which helps rebias the weight to the rear and eliminates a bunch of the oversteer, goodluck.

    Also, I'm running Arnott's, were the AGXs passive all around?

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