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Check out this 1998 ETC on E-Bay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cadillac-El...51cc41a375&item=351319204725&pt=US_Cars_Truck

Pretty nice. If it had the light interior with the white top, I might have to buy it. My wife would kill me of course. :mad2:

Is it just me, or does it look like it's riding too high in both the front and the back?

Could have aftermarket struts/shocks.............I'd be checking for passive replacements.
Or, maybe ride height sensors just need adjusting.

I have noticed that it seems that the mid to late '90's Eldos seem to ride higher than the 2000-2002 models.
At least they always seem to have more distance between the top of the tire and body wheel arch.

They should have a little bit of forward rake but not too much.
 

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I think that may be an optical illusion. Black car, black (shiny) tires, black gap between the two. ?
 

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pretty crazy how much difference you can see between 225s and 235s when you look at the gap in the wheel well.
 

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That's section width, not height.

225/60/16 is the correct size for this car.
 

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Looks OK to me.

225 = section width in mm
60 = tread-to-bead height as a % of section width
16 = wheel rim diameter in inches
 

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So, a 235 will have a slightly higher profile. and 235/65 will be even higher.
That might explain it a little.

Still think this car sits a little higher than it should and definitely higher than my '01 which is wearing 235's.
 

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No, a 235 isn't necessarily taller than a 225. It depends on the aspect ratio.

And as far as riding higher, the difference is next to nothing.

A 235/60/16 is 10mm wider than a 225/60/16. Only 6mm taller overall, and there's only a 3mm difference from the centerline of the wheel to the tread. A 3mm ride height difference is not going to be visible to the naked eye.
 

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