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Thread: 20's on STS......minimal turn radius...

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    20's on STS......minimal turn radius...

    get a bout 60 % original turning without rubbing....

    im jsut gonna go in with air tool and beat in teh seams inside the wheel wells under the plastic...this shouldnt cause any damge to anything would it...is there any electrical i should be watching for...?

    anybody had to do anything like this..? any tips.. horror stories..?


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    Re: 20's on STS......minimal turn radius...

    mine is back on stocks right now and i havent notcied any difference except for the ride

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    Re: 20's on STS......minimal turn radius...

    maybe your wheel wells are a little bigger, than mine, maybe you have a smaller tire than i do...ive go the hankook sport k 104 245/40zr20 nice tires still.....

    i plan on doin the eibach thing and reducing clearance another inch or so....which aint gonna make things easier i know.....also, where am i gonna get this the cheapest (the eibach kit) ?

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    Re: 20's on STS......minimal turn radius...

    I'm running 245/35/20s on 20x7.5 rims with a 40 offset. No rubbing issues up front. Recently installed FE1 struts and Intrax springs (2 inch drop). Off the hook!

    Doing the rear springs at the moment. The STS right rear is all apart in the garage as I post. Man, what a PITA! Had to disconnect the sway bar from the frame, rear stabilizer link, upper hub/wheel bracket, and more! Your standard issue spring compressor is very hard to work with due to it's size! The rear coil is smaller than what I have replaced on other cars.

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    Re: 20's on STS......minimal turn radius...

    UPDATE: Finished rear coil install. A real PITA. The 20's do not rub in tha back, and I am down 2 in. with the new coils. BTW, my rear shocks are shot.

    My next project are the rear shocks. Any suggestions on replacements? Arnott, Boston, or Strutmasters?

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    Re: 20's on STS......minimal turn radius...

    Took it with my RAZR. Will take pics with proper dij camera later. On dubs...

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    Re: 20's on STS......minimal turn radius...

    Sumitomo 24/35/20s from http://www.tirerack.com . Limited 20x7.5 w/40 offset from JJ at http://www.rvmwheelz.com . The wheels(blank when new) were custom drilled 5x115. Intrax springs from http://www.summitracing.com Pics!

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    Re: 20's on STS......minimal turn radius...

    looks good!

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    Re: 20's on STS......minimal turn radius...

    Following up on post. The springs have settled, and it is slight lower. Still, no issues of rubbing. Had to take the dubs off the other day ;-( Winter is here!


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