Bigsarg

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Bigsarg
17 hours ago, Pritt said:

I drive on 205/70/15 front and 235/60/15 rear.

Pic 1- is the difference in your front and rear

pic 2- difference in your rear tire and mine

pic 3- difference in your front tire and mine

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Bigsarg

Going to take the Daytona down to Tampa for a celebrity car show. It’s a 5 hr drive. I’ve already put more than 1000 miles on her and it’s more reliable than my BMW  even in the cold, 28 degrees  (here in Florida, only lasts for 4 days). It starts right up with just a touch on the key; the EFI system is the way to go with these cars, carburetor is a thing of the past. IMO 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrity-auto-festival-2018-tickets-19408703956?aff=es2

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Anyone know who owns this Daytona? It was at the show last year. Hope he’s there this year. Love to see all the Daytonas I can. 

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damrod

Cool

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Stinger390X

Love the Batmobile!!!

Wonder which copy it is?

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Sonny-Burnett
On 11/18/2017 at 6:25 PM, Mvice8489 said:

SB, where do you live?  Aren't you in the Chicago area?

Yes I am ...where the water's frozen and the drinks are just as cold. :)

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Sonny-Burnett
On 11/24/2017 at 10:45 PM, Bigsarg said:

SB, you can get new coils that will drop the front 1”. I opted to drop 2” and they don’t make a coil for that. My shop cut 16 1/4 in off (1 complete coil) off my existing spring. This dropped it 2 inches in the front. 

In the rear you can get a new bolt 8,10,12 inch to adjust your rear ride height. I watched all this being done and it is something you can do yourself in a weekend. Very few tools needed. The spreader tool can be borrowed from autozone. 

This article is a good reference:

https://itstillruns.com/lower-c3-corvette-7598931.html

I could put three fingers easily between the top of the tire and the fender flare. So I went for a 2 inch drop with the 225/60 15 in the front

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Very interesting approach, so you cut the front coils which lowered your front end,  and then used a different length bolt in the rear suspension to presumably do the same there to level the ride height. Thanks very much for the explanation, link and photos.  That will certainly help with ride height and giving a nice leveled look. In my car I will be raising the ride height in the front (going from 215s to 225s for example) and lowering the rear ride height significantly by dropping from 255s to 225s. So in retrospect, this will likely result in a significantly raised nose. Sounds like I will need some lengthening of the rear bolt/suspension height.

I will likely need to enlist a Vette or restoration mechanic on this since the suspension/frame is all Vette, and I am still very concerned about matching up the tire width to the fender flare overhangs. Lowering the rear tire size will significantly recess the new tires into the wheel wells, and increasing the front tire size will cause the tires to protrude slightly from the wheel wells (all while viewed from above.) I am not sure if there is any adjustment for this issue. 

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Mvice8489
8 hours ago, Sonny-Burnett said:

Yes I am ...where the water's frozen and the drinks are just as cold. :)

Awesome..... I'm downtown Milwaukee.  Would love to come down this summer and see your car!

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