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Old 09-11-2012, 10:44 AM
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3rd Generation El Camino - Ride Lowering & Rear Tire Upsizing

Hello again,

I would like to change the tires currently on the El Camino. I'm thinking of putting 16x7 wheels on the front with 225/55-16 tires, then 18x8 wheels on the rear with 245/55-18 tires. I'd also like to drop the ride height a couple inches if possible (though I'm not sure increasing the tire size and dropping the ride height is a great idea, haha).

The obvious solution for me would bee to replace the suspension with coilovers, that way I can adjust the rear end so that the vehicle will remain level despite having a significantly higher rear end. This would also allow me to drop the overall height of the vehicle if possible. My main question is this: Are there any potential problems that I should be concerned with? Or does this sound like it could work?

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Niko

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Old 09-12-2012, 10:23 AM
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Nick,
You may want to give us the year. When referred to as 3rd gen Elcamino... to some people could carry over to a couple of different platforms.
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I don't actually have the car yet, I'm waiting until I get my end of year tax rebate so I'll have some money to budget towards it. The exact year is kind of up in the air, chances are it will be a 1972 base model since I'll probably end up replacing the entire drivetrain and suspension system.

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