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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-31-2014, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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Show Me Your Tires!

I want to get wider tires, but not sure how wide I'd like to go.. Whenever I see a corvette, i always admire the wide tires and realize just how skinny stock is..So..

Post some pictures of the back of your car to show how wide and possibly sexy your tires look! And the specs, of course.

Please and thanks guys!

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My thread about coilovers was closed for inactivity i guess, but I ended up buying the Stance Gr+ and holy crap i didn't realize just how stiff a car could be. Rode on them for almost a year, got them and installed them in August 2013. I heard some clunking when i turned the steering wheel about 2 months ago and went to the dealer thinking it was the recalled motor again but turns out I need a new steering column? I think, I lost the paper they gave me.. oops. The clunking goes in and out, so I haven't been worrying about it. Went to midas to get an estimate and they couldn't find anything wrong with it, but if it is broken, only dealer could do it because of some special computer stuff only the dealer has(supposedly). I figure a dealer wouldn't tell me something is broken when it actually isn't...Hmm..
My point, I'm just wondering if anyone else has had this problem with their coilovers? I really don't want to dish 1000 on replacement :(

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-01-2014, 02:04 PM
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you should go at least 9" wide for wheels. I miss having my wider setup :/

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-10-2014, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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I just don't exactly know what that would look like :/ nobody wants to show off? C'monnn
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too much of a hassle to upload pictures on here lol.
I've seen one cobalt with 10" wide in the back.
A lot of cobalt owners run 9.5 in the back.


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I'm a form<function guy. Wider tires in the back on a front wheel drive car just makes it handle horribly. All the weight is already in the front and by putting wider tires on the back you're messing up the balance and stability of the car.
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I'm with you colodude but I have the same suspension as you do and have trouble getting enough grip in the rear end. I have 235/40/18's all around on PF01's and for autocross run the rears at 30 PSI and the fronts at 38 PSI, it's still easy to get the back to come around. It's nice that it doesn't under steer too bad though.

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Look at a serious FWD drag setup. Fat under inflated fronts and bicycle tires in the back. It looks goofy, but it works.

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Just don't expect it to handle worth a damn.

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^ for going in a straight line.
wouldn't recommend it for DD


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Unless your idea of daily driving is getting to the end of a dragstrip or runway and back lol

But yes, really unsafe setup for city/highway driving.

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