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There are websites that will tell you the diameter if you know the tire size. They just use lower profile tires on the bigger diameter wheels.

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Diameter is 25.7 inches
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What is the diameter of the tire on the car right now?
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As i have already stated, Here's what i have on mine. rear is 275/40/ZR17 on a 10 inch rim and the front i have 245/45/R17 on a 8 inch rim. And my T/A Is a WS6/W72 option car. And here are some more pics of my car with this tire and wheel combo and you can tell i do need to lower it alittle also.
And you can get a set of 2" drop springs from Hotchkis for like $150 to $170 and shhiping also i suppose. The pics are to give you some kind of insight to what you have.

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So just lower the car with the tires you have on there now. There is not enough difference in the tire sizes.
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Does the ws6 option lower the ride hight? Cuz my current tire diameter is 26" and Cole's is 25.6" in the rear, yet it seems like mine sits up way higher all around...
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So just lower the car with the tires you have on there now. There is not enough difference in the tire sizes.
But it has the worlds ugliest wheels ever created, that's the problem.
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Does the ws6 option lower the ride hight? Cuz my current tire diameter is 26" and Cole's is 25.6" in the rear, yet it seems like mine sits up way higher all around...
You need to pull a spring out of the car and measure it. Once you know what you have then you can look up the info on a spring chart.
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But it has the worlds ugliest wheels ever created, that's the problem.
Don't worry about how ugly they are LOL. You are using them as a reference to the ride hight.
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Oh, i get it! I measure how much i can lower it now so i can order the parts. then i'll put the new wheels on and it will fit the same as the current ones would. So, you think i should go with those z28 rims?
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I wanna give my firebird a cool but aggressive look. Any suggestions? Also, if anyone has a good idea for a paint job i'd like to hear it cuz it needs it bad. I attached some pictures so you can see what i have to work with. I want to start with putting the spoiler back on and painting the grills in the front black. Thanks guys.

Those rims just don't say aggressive to me for some reason....
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Lower the car first. You can get wheels anywhere.
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The only reason i want to get the wheels first is because they are such a good deal. 100 bucks for the set is hard to pass up.
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The only reason i want to get the wheels first is because they are such a good deal. 100 bucks for the set is hard to pass up.
If you like the wheels then go for it your the one that's driving it anyway.
Then lower the car to suit the tire and wheels you bought for it.


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