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Old 02-21-2021, 02:36 PM   #1
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Just love when I dive into a simple project and it snowballs lol. Went in to replace some noisy front brake pads and toss on a set of wheels and tires I recently acquired on my 98 SL2. Ended up cleaning and painting all the suspension and replacing both from rotors and calipers as well... Would have done the front hoses too if I could have found them in town, I wanted the car back on the ground yesterday...

All in all it came out great. Car rides and stops great, and the brake squeal is gone so that's nice lol.

Now the car just needs to get a little lower... eventually...











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Nice work! I like the look and stance of the wheels and tires. What was done to achieve that? Is it just wider wheels and tires that did it, or changes in suspension etc?
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Old 02-21-2021, 09:00 PM   #3
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Just the wheels and tires, 16x7.5 wheels and 205/55 tires.

That picture was taken right after I lowered it off the jack stands. The suspension relaxed and lowered just a little after the first test ride after getting everything done.
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Do they rub when you turn them?
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Do they rub when you turn them?
Not at all.

Before these I had 225/50/16's, they DID rub at full lock, a lot...

The 225's were also very twitchy while driving... just too wide for the car and it's light weight... drives a LOT better with the 205's






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Just the wheels and tires, 16x7.5 wheels and 205/55 tires.
Do you think that if I grabbed some wheels off of an Ion that they would work? Ion level 2 and 3 had P205/55R16s 89h. Do you notice better grip and handling or do you feel the road even more so? Trying to avoid Jersey potholes as much as possible!
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