How to fit big wheels on your b-body: 18" to staggered 22's and more! [Archive] - Chevy Impala SS Forum

: How to fit big wheels on your b-body: 18" to staggered 22's and more!


Firewood
08-16-2009, 09:07 AM
This will be the new sticky for plus sizing. Its gonna take a while to rebuild, and any contributions are welcome.
CALLING ALL BIG WHEEL OWNERS!

NEW RULES

Lets keep it clean and concise. THIS IS NOT INTENDED TO BE A PIC THREAD. If you've got anything bigger than stock 17"s, Post ONE or Two good pix of your setup and all available specs: Size of wheel, Offset or backspacing, Tire size, suspension mods, what you had to do to make them fit, and who's car you stole them from.

I'll post pics and info for anyone's car I can find.

Gentlemen, we can rebuild her. I'll go first:
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e200/thebassplaya34/6-17-2006-20.jpg
This was the most radical setup I ever ran. 20x9's on the front, 22x9.5's on the rear. The wheels had a +18 offset, so I used 1/4 spacers front and rear to get them just right. On the front, this gave good turning radius, on the rear, I had about 1/2 inch clearance on both sides. It rubbed my dual exhaust, but a hammer fixed that. Tires were 255/35r20's front and 265/35R22's rear.

Firewood
08-16-2009, 09:39 AM
Memeber: DJ SS
Wheels:U2-U35
24X10
+13 offset
275/25/24 pirelli nero tires
stock height
no mods = shocks, extended control arms, etc
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/DARIN11/mycar013.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/DARIN11/P1010002-1.jpg
Member: ShowSS12
I am runnin 22x9.5 U2-55b wheel I am on bags and am running a 255/30/22 tire.
I'll have to dig up the offset, but I will say it the max you can get if u wana tuck some rim up front I am working on bringing the front down and still using the inner fenders....
Mod says they are a +15, IIRC
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff292/ItsAdam1/Texas%20Show%20Down/Showdown08100.jpg
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff292/ItsAdam1/Texas%20Show%20Down/Showdown08096.jpg
STAGGERED 22'S!
Member: 1-CLN-SS
I run 22x9 with 265/30/22 and 22x11 with 315/25/22 lowered with no rubbing problems.Not sure of the backspacing but i think its 6 inches front and rear.

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o169/jromoss/Mynewpicsofthe96001.jpg
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o169/jromoss/Mynewpicsofthe96017.jpg

Member: Wiltthestilt
Great idea firewood. I will throw in my 2 cents.

Having gone from 20x8.5, 20x10 to 22x9, 22x11 I can say with moderate certainity that you are going to rub at some point, especially if you are running sprint springs all around. Maybe I just have bad luck, but I have done a decent amount of work to eliminate most of the rubbing, but times during heavy loads, bouncy roads, or large dips, I still rub a little bit. I have rolled the rear fenders (not visibly noticable), and taking off the trim on the front wheelwells.

With that said, lets talk about the fun stuff! Don't listen to the haters, a well designed and properly fitted 11" wide wheel will fit without any notching.

I am running 22x11 with 15mm OS in the rear and the fronts are a 9" at 20 mm. Toyo proxes 4 265/30/22 and 305/25/22 in the rear.

Without further ado, here is my car. I know I am missing great amount of details, so just go ahead and ask in this thread if you can think of them and I will try to help. However, Firewood knows a great more than I do! (No he doesn't!- Firewood)


http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j142/DynastySS/DSC00523.jpg
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j142/DynastySS/DSC00487.jpg

tonyno213
08-18-2009, 07:57 PM
I can try to help a bit firewood
http://i538.photobucket.com/albums/ff346/tonyno213/0827081322.jpg
on my Dggm im running 265/35/22 all around 22X9.5 with a offset of 15 and its drop i forgot the name of the springs but they are a 2 inc drop all around,it does rub a bit in the driver side rear do to the body shiftin but its not to bad and i removed the front wheel moldings so no rub.
http://i538.photobucket.com/albums/ff346/tonyno213/MYSS3.jpg
on the DCM its all stock same rims no rub anywhere hope this helps a bit

DomesticAbuse
08-18-2009, 10:10 PM
Pretty simple setup. 22X9.5's in the rear with 20X8.5's up front. 295/30/ZR22 rear tires and 245/40/ZR20 fronts. The car is lowered 2.5" in the back and 2" in the front. No rubbing and no problems. Nothing fancy

214Texas
08-18-2009, 10:35 PM
22x9.5 +13 Offset 255/30/22 Tires

24x10 +10 Offset 275/25/24 Tires

Sprint Springs with 1/2 coil cut on the front springs.

http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/76/l_aca6728bc5fb49db8851f92cfde25e4a.jpg

http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/68/l_fbfb01baa1b24427bd677d86f38b52e1.jpg

To minimize rubbing up front I cut the mounting section off the front fender molding (section where it screws into the fenders) off along the upper arch of the wheel well. I also removed the front bumpstops and added energy suspension flat bumpstops. Will be swapping out the monroes for belltech drop shocks soon cause the monroes are terrible with the car lowered this much.

Firewood
08-18-2009, 11:33 PM
Thank you guys!
Update on the above car:
My car is all springs no bags. In order to tuck the back on 24's you will need the right offset and a 275/25/24 tire. Mine is a +10 offset but im more than sure a +13 or will work. A (+15 MIGHT) +18 will most likely hit the inner side of the wheel well when you turn or go up inclines.

That's an older pic with ST springs in the front cut this is with the sprints in the front cut.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2532/4108098426_3a475a07a5_b.jpg


Ive gotten it a little lower in the front even since that picture. Next project is to cut my inner fenders to I can turn without shaving a thin layer of rubber off my front tires each time.

Rockstar
08-18-2009, 11:47 PM
Bagged on 22x9.5 +15 off set 285/30/22. In this pic its not notched and has stock front spindles, removed front wheel wells.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p63/rockstar813_photo/SDC11382.jpg
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p63/rockstar813_photo/SDC11392.jpg

killerzracing71
08-21-2009, 01:19 PM
255/30/22
22x9.5
+15 offset.
No suspension mods
Stock height
Fit with the skirts no problem, I cut them because I wanted to.


http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/Killerzracing71/SDC10389.jpg

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/Killerzracing71/SDC10392.jpg



Update.

1.75" spacer in the rear brings the backspacing to about 4.05" on a 9.5" rim.

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/Killerzracing71/wagon%20sittin%20low/103_1478.jpg
http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/Killerzracing71/wagon%20sittin%20low/103_1480.jpg
http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/Killerzracing71/wagon%20sittin%20low/103_1481.jpg

RIght at the razors edge of the fender flares. If I had tires from the front it would hit on the flares.

I cant run a tire any bigger then a 255 it appears.

SSon22s
09-23-2009, 04:54 AM
the wheels wilt has is E-Forged E75 wheels...

k gee
10-20-2009, 07:07 PM
22x9 U2 55
+13mm offset
285/30 Lexani LX9000
Extended Upper and Lower Rear Control Arms
ST Springs Front
SS Rear Springs
Monroe SS Shocks all around
Rubs up front while turning hard while moving


http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff91/cubbie4life20/96%20Caprice/Picture152.jpg

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff91/cubbie4life20/96%20Caprice/Picture155.jpg

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff91/cubbie4life20/96%20Caprice/Picture149.jpg

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff91/cubbie4life20/96%20Caprice/0802091704.jpg

defdaboss
01-26-2010, 01:56 PM
that's the best all you guys can do ??




















im taking over this thread... RIGHT NOW...











305/30/26 babe... whooo weee!

















http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/95/l_6bd1cf8f95cb3f7a8b698618f15bf088.jpg

you need control arm for the front, ball joint. cups for the front and back. rear extend arm, upper extend arm. cup. (i prefer to grab a truck springs in the back and cut em down to spec to prevent rubbing and weight..

http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/71/l_8427ca0c44e328378b694f1f2c95420a.jpg

all the bushing.

now the fun begin..

remove the control arm and all shims.
http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/59/l_c58aa05167554afd1f614844a860e8bd.jpg

remove the bottom sway bar.

http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/75/l_ca6406b2a89af891b878f9dad88f6487.jpg

install the new control arm with no shim once done you will see that the arm touch the frame of the car. u will need to notch the frame just a bit around here..

http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/33/l_c74e2dcf40cedc5746e32433c1c2755a.jpg

of course make sure u use a jack stand when doing this job

http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/57/l_624eea36b8e76e500bda0efd3fc9fab9.jpg

remove the springs and install cup on top of the spring and install everything back the way it was. u will need to put a jack under the lower control arm so apply pressure and tighten all the bolt..

voila..

http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/4/l_1f1da7f2626522efe9845851cb12addd.jpg

http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/70/l_35100b60317dfe5299a73ddaffbbbcab.jpg

http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/78/l_f941f39fb19f5ee5e10fa2db6ca7ac4d.jpg

http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/85/l_8f555bfeb3bfab87965f47b8eb0fb3eb.jpg

i dont have much picture of the rear . but the rear should be 3/4 inch LONGER than stock with the adjustable rear control arm.

the upper you will have to adjust to make sure the yoke from the transmission goes STRAIGHT to the rear end. the rear end just align straight toward the transmission. this is IMPORTANT!!

http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/78/l_d78aa36873a8d0402086587a46577a40.jpg

http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/25/l_1ffb09ddadb4ad4fee06763a18267594.jpg

now grab a better and WAIT!

make sure everything is tight. make sure the cup in the rear (if you use it) is not going to move. i prefer to weld em down on the rear end to be safe unless u get truck springs then u can eliminate the cup.

http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/8/l_2f592e974f077e12322a3c4611d11078.jpg

http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/84/l_cf08f560f8e47877589fb53e34e8e52d.jpg

http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/24/l_3120fd5e2f4c90a39996964c6a0bc98f.jpg

defdaboss
01-26-2010, 02:02 PM
here is a 305/30/26 tire next to the car. u will see it wont fit. but keep in mind. the center of the disc is not center to the tire. so it will lift a bit more.



http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/119/l_1b62fba9822da70e1a0c46fff3f33e3a.jpg

http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/54/l_b7bcb5654f50360534ea03d6ecfba1f0.jpg

....


so after robbing the BANK!

http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/124/l_34438c42b7ec7dc9aaebd7eb232e953a.jpg

i got verrryyy lucky!!!

(seriously i didnt rob the bank..)

but im from 305!

http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/21/l_c96e1e4d98d77745bb973418175675c1.jpg

got my rims

http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/84/l_417cb0fd0472a63a0f9c3e53f7a11ae8.jpg

http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/74/l_c1df165b7957f31a2d3246c717075e1e.jpg

the jack barely could pick up my car to install the rims..

http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/61/l_c9c924a5d86312380594f68c007bcfcf.jpg

http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/110/l_3eba919ef4a6cd6f1e1aa18855e93d6a.jpg

not much clearance so i had to cut just lil to be able to turn. i didnt want it sky high.

the back was asking for the cut.

http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/57/l_1fafbc6b85699b9f80d6be0306a67bed.jpg

http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/93/l_04385bef5ff0cce0a7e91347041df126.jpg

happiest guy on the planet. finally complete the project. took me a while..

ice cream paintjob!

http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/87/l_5d850239cbe6894846bed0356749046b.jpg

defdaboss
01-26-2010, 02:03 PM
no door handle!!!

http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/64/l_243c7b66fe50a5ff32a3c0cd6f5e258e.jpg

result!!!

http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/15/l_8dd870f8ac8c48357089cb5d2eaa37d2.jpg

http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/23/l_c02de710530d71e0c7e75f44300e6bc3.jpg

http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/82/l_bb5ef17686c17fca81798c4d7c7132ca.jpg

no pooking out!!!

http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/42/l_dbd08b265399bb6ddc2f7ce2231eeac1.jpg

still miss my babe..

http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/70/l_a0d835f001de4581fa089a59eb984d54.jpg

unfortunately.... i sold the rims.. bought a house.. and havent got around to save up and buy another rims since the bills were eating my saving.. so... i never got things the way i want it... RIP..

Firewood
01-31-2010, 11:11 AM
NEW RULES[/CENTER]

Lets keep it clean and concise. THIS IS NOT INTENDED TO BE A PIC THREAD. If you've got anything bigger than stock 17"s, Post ONE or Two good pix of your setup and all available specs: Size of wheel, Offset or backspacing, Tire size, suspension mods, what you had to do to make them fit, and who's car you stole them from.

If you have not followed the parameters above, You may find your post edited. This is intended to be a quick reference thread, with info and a few pix of your combo, Not a "Hey Look At Me" thread.

I just want to keep it clean and quick like the last one. If I'm being an ******* here, let me know.

4DRHTRD
02-26-2010, 10:39 PM
My old car
18x12 in the rear 7.5" backspace with 335/30-18, 18x9.5 up front with 275/40-18
This was back in 2000 before all the new cool wheels/tires were out.

http://www.azsupersport.com/images/Tubbed/12bal2.jpg
http://www.azsupersport.com/images/Tubbed/MikesSS-03.jpg

Down side is you have to cut the frame to make this combo fit.
:)
http://www.azsupersport.com/images/Tubbed/PDRM0094.JPG

Info as on http://www.azsupersport.com/minitub.asp
the pictures are there even though the thumbnails are not.

tonyno213
03-04-2010, 02:30 PM
like tex214 said 265-35-22 is a real good size tire for the front and rear if you go bigger in the front like 275 or bigger expect some rubbing when you bottom out and this is on stock hight for a impala . Now the rear ive seen guys with irocs (ME) go as big as 275.30 but on a 22 by 9.5 in iroc with a 15 offset it will rubb a bit if your body has shifted.

Now on my DGGM im running 255-25 tires 24X10 irocs the rims are 10mm offset all around and they are on a 2 inch drop front and back


http://i538.photobucket.com/albums/ff346/tonyno213/buf.jpg

now for the front i remove the wheel moldings and also removed the 2 top bolts on the top of the inside wheel well for the back i shave the rear moldings off. i do not have extended arm in the rear i know tex214 did keep his rear moldings and all he did was the bottom part of the molding behind it there's a bit of metal you need to bent in a good hammer would do the trick

Firewood
03-24-2010, 09:28 PM
Take a bigger picture???? What do I need a bigger camera?? That is my avatar, similar to yours (but better looking) It will always be small. If you want to see more pics hit this link http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3819604/1 and view all of my rides. I asked a valid question about repairing my car. I didn't come on here bragging about my wheels or anything else just wanted some help. I think that is what this forum is for right? As for BS..... all that extra stuff on your car excessive chrome plating, lambo doors, .... I find that to be BS. JMO
Slow down there, buddy. He's just bustin your chops, don't take it personal. We do that around here.
A bigger pic helps us see where the problem is.

What you need to do is get your car back on the lift, and trim everything on the back side of the fender lip. Some guys take the front trim off altogether.

And heck yes, if your running a wheel 8 times larger than stock, you need to make sure your suspension is in top shape. New shocks will help. Look for Monroe Severe Service shocks for cheap stiff shocks, or go for the Bilsteins for even better but more expensive shocks.
And while your at it, I'd make sure the brakes were in top shape, and upgrade to stainless steel braided hoses. They'd dirt cheap from summit, and firm up the brakes noticeably.

You'll also note there's a guy in this same thread with the same wheels. Why not PM him and ask him what he did?
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/DARIN11/P1010002-1.jpg

DSSTRBD
03-27-2010, 07:25 PM
Bonspeed Malibus...... Fronts,18x9 5.5 BS 255/35/18... Rears, 18x12 8.0 BS 335/30/18

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z144/bcocinero/P1000211.jpg
Frame notched
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z144/bcocinero/Brads_Car_2-13-08_013-1.jpg
Azz end
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z144/bcocinero/Azzendofcar.jpg

coldsteelmike
04-06-2010, 09:14 PM
SPECS:

Rear: 22"x11" +17mm on 295/30/22
Front: 22"x9.5" +23mm on 265/30/22

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z166/coldsteelmike/CIMG0104-1.jpg

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z166/coldsteelmike/CIMG0109-1.jpg

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z166/coldsteelmike/CIMG0102-1.jpg

-Mike

bolivia_ss
04-14-2010, 01:24 PM
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o169/jromoss/Mynewpicsofthe96001.jpg



Member: Wiltthestilt

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j142/DynastySS/DSC00523.jpg
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j142/DynastySS/DSC00487.jpg[/quote]
WHO'S CARS ARE THESE???!!! I want the rims off eitehr one of these 2 cars. But I don't know what kind they are!!! Any Help?

bwebb
06-01-2010, 02:57 AM
the wheels wilt has is E-Forged E75 wheels...
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
this would be the brand as previously posted

214Texas
10-12-2010, 10:14 PM
MUST.GET.TWENTY.FOAAAARZ.

also are 9c1 springs higher or lower than SS springs? or are they the same?

Higher...alot higher

Monsta Mayne
10-12-2010, 10:25 PM
Higher...alot higher

oh ok.....lets trade!

Baby-D
10-13-2010, 03:29 PM
Lowered on 24x10 +13 Offset 275-25-24 tires

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/2097/img00330201007131746.jpg (http://img228.imageshack.us/i/img00330201007131746.jpg/)
http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/4803/img00226201006151814.jpg (http://img840.imageshack.us/i/img00226201006151814.jpg/)



Lowered on Hotchkis springs ZQ8 bump-stops EdelBrock IAS shocks ''still haven't installed the Nitro 2 Drop Shocks up front'' ^^

nineSSexy209
10-13-2010, 03:33 PM
looks good!

Baby-D
10-13-2010, 03:49 PM
Thanks bro..

Firewood
10-13-2010, 07:42 PM
Dude, that's freakin beautiful. Any rubbing with the +13? If so, what did you do to stop it?

Baby-D
10-14-2010, 02:43 PM
Thanks Bro ,No rubbing at all!
"after I took the 2 front middle fender bolts out'' :D

Other then that smooth the whole way with tight U-Turns.

I still need to extend the rear wheels 5/8,since them rear wheels tuck a lil to much for my taste.

bob94
10-15-2010, 12:53 AM
Baby D you have been holding out on us..... Very Nice car....

bad4health
10-15-2010, 01:40 AM
Thanks Bro ,No rubbing at all!
"after I took the 2 front middle fender bolts out'' :D

Other then that smooth the whole way with tight U-Turns.

I still need to extend the rear wheels 5/8,since them rear wheels tuck a lil to much for my taste.

thats what i want my wheels to look like, where to buy??

Monsta Mayne
10-15-2010, 08:54 AM
Lowered on 24x10 +13 Offset 275-25-24 tires
Lowered on Hotchkis springs ZQ8 bump-stops EdelBrock IAS shocks ''still haven't installed the Nitro 2 Drop Shocks up front'' ^^

what kind of springs did you use?

tonyno213
10-15-2010, 01:02 PM
BABY-D

Im not sure if it will apply to you but i had a problem when i extended the rears of a car 5/8 with 24s on it, it rubb in the back real bad make sure you measure how much you need it to go back or get the adjustable top and rear are just in case you need to adjust....

Maybe there's some one with 24s and extended box arms that can give some input on this trust me you don't want to make the same mistake i did.... just my 2 centavos if it helps

Baby-D
10-15-2010, 03:09 PM
thats what i want my wheels to look like, where to buy??Ebay or Velocity wheel site,Velocity 800

what kind of springs did you use?Hotchkiss

bob94- thanks bro lol but i haven't hold out on anyone i just don't like posting cell phone pics haha

tonyno 310<-- :D
thanks for letting me know hermano,after I put on a 1/4 wheel spacer on my rear 18x10 Smoothie 2 wheel with a 285-18 tires it looked good! so instead of Spending $$ on extended arms i spent $20 on two 1/4 inch spacers from advance auto parts and it came out looking great.so im going to use em also when i put the 4's back on.

bob94
10-15-2010, 03:18 PM
Looks good...

iceship
10-15-2010, 11:09 PM
baby d........ keep me informed about the drop shocks.... Im thinking of cutting my front inner fender to stop the rubbing from hitting the bumps or dips and highway speed..........



http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz144/freshaircleans/wag.jpg 1994 caprice wagon..... got 24x9.5 Baccarate on 255/30/24 komo..... No modes


http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz144/freshaircleans/iceshipwhite.jpg

1993 Roadmaster wagon.......... 22x9.5 chrome fusion mirrors....... 265/35/22
Here is my old one it is not fixed yet back from that SOB that ran out in front of me

Baby-D
10-16-2010, 03:14 AM
baby d........ keep me informed about the drop shocks.... Im thinking of cutting my front inner fender to stop the rubbing from hitting the bumps or dips and highway speed..........



1994 caprice wagon..... got 24x9.5 Baccarate on 255/30/24 komo..... No modes

If its rubbing and you have a +13 or 15 offset make sure you take 2 bolts on the front L/R fender in the middle.

if it dont stop then yea you going to have to cut some inner fender or cut some mm's off your wheels bro.

But my 4's are off And I wont install the drop shocks until Spring time.But Damn Edelbrock IAS run really smooth with both wheels set's that i have.


Thanks Bob94 - im still jealous of your paint job lol sexy color/car ''no homo''

bwebb
10-16-2010, 04:07 AM
http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz144/freshaircleans/wag.jpg
man im lovin this wagon, very clean

iceship
10-16-2010, 06:46 PM
my rims tuck just enoff that the middle bolt dont grind the tires........ But just passed the bolt is where it rubs...... but it will if i lower..... thinking of putting air shocks all around but i dont like the feel of them......... but if i lower it i have to have a stiffer ride

Lil_Flac_3
10-16-2010, 07:57 PM
Lowered on 24x10 +13 Offset 275-25-24 tires

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/2097/img00330201007131746.jpg (http://img228.imageshack.us/i/img00330201007131746.jpg/)




Lowered on Hotchkis springs ZQ8 bump-stops EdelBrock IAS shocks ''still haven't installed the Nitro 2 Drop Shocks up front'' ^^

DAMN THAT LOOKS NICE!!! When I get my 4s thats how I want it to look, just a little bit higher though (I think?). Im loving this lowered look, but at the same time I like being higher than those.. what are called? Those parking hump things.

Baby-D
10-16-2010, 11:17 PM
my rims tuck just enoff that the middle bolt dont grind the tires........ But just passed the bolt is where it rubs...... but it will if i lower..... thinking of putting air shocks all around but i dont like the feel of them......... but if i lower it i have to have a stiffer rideWell something is wrong then bro,if you have a 255-30 on the front with a 9.5 wheel width and stock height then i don't know what to tell you.I really think its your offset of the wheel or that 255/30 tire b/c if i were to put the 255/30 tires i can most definitely tell you it would rub I barley have a 3/8 gap when i turn the wheel and a 1/4 with the wheel straight.Or you just might need a wheel alignment or some ZQ8 Bumpstops.

DAMN THAT LOOKS NICE!!! When I get my 4s thats how I want it to look, just a little bit higher though (I think?). Im loving this lowered look, but at the same time I like being higher than those.. what are called? Those parking hump things.trust me bro that's the perfect hieght lol ppl think im tucking 26's b/c of the way it looks and stands. I am using those ZQ8 Bumpstops and they work well since it wont rub no more on bumpy roads or steep roads at under 60 mph.

Lil_Flac_3
10-17-2010, 12:14 PM
trust me bro that's the perfect hieght lol ppl think im tucking 26's b/c of the way it looks and stands. I am using those ZQ8 Bumpstops and they work well since it wont rub no more on bumpy roads or steep roads at under 60 mph.

My bday is coming up soon & this is looking REALLY nice. Now I just need the rims haha.

When my bro had 22s on it, he had to get it raised a little cause they kept rubbing really bad for some reason and now it sits above the curb- which I really like.

BOSSPIMP06
10-17-2010, 12:59 PM
I have the extended arms and mine only rub in the back when I go over one dip in my apts because you have to go slow. but thats the only time they rub and I have 24x9.5 with 275/30/24, even the bumps in parking lots dont rub-just that one in my apts. I think Im gonna do the 9C1 springs and do the ZQ8s like Baby D, remove those top 2 bolts and change the front tires to 275/25 but keep the 275/30s in the back. May do a different rim-mine are kinda goin on 4 years old lol but I wont go over +13 may even stick with +10

Baby-D
10-17-2010, 10:32 PM
My bday is coming up soon & this is looking REALLY nice. Now I just need the rims haha.

When my bro had 22s on it, he had to get it raised a little cause they kept rubbing really bad for some reason and now it sits above the curb- which I really like.lol bro with those OEM SS springs or lowering springs it shouldn't rub.Im sure your brother had big thick tires with a wrong offset.Trust me if you see a car like lil Rons in person lowered on 22's you going to love the look same with 4's.

I have the extended arms and mine only rub in the back when I go over one dip in my apts because you have to go slow. but thats the only time they rub and I have 24x9.5 with 275/30/24, even the bumps in parking lots dont rub-just that one in my apts. I think Im gonna do the 9C1 springs and do the ZQ8s like Baby D, remove those top 2 bolts and change the front tires to 275/25 but keep the 275/30s in the back. May do a different rim-mine are kinda goin on 4 years old lol but I wont go over +13 may even stick with +10well thats why it rubs b/c of those tires go with 255-30 with a 13-15 offset.A +10 offset will stick the rim out more toward the wheel moulding and rub.

BOSSPIMP06
10-17-2010, 11:32 PM
yeah I never checked the offset when I first got those rims-my boy had a rim shop and ordered them for alot of us in the area so I just knew that he knew what he was doing or so I thought. He also told me the 275/30s would be fine lol. I didnt mean the front rubs on that dip I meant the back with the extended arms- just replyin to a comment a couple pages back about rub with the arms-they actually dont rub unless I hit that one dip. I really am gonna drop the tire size in the front I think when I remove these damn 8" lift springs things will work out alot better. That arent literally that tall but its ridiculous to have that much weight and those springs hold-they are some kinda of off road 4x4 spring just dont know the brand. The front never rubs unless I try to make a u-turn which I should be able to do like your car does-I know when I go with new tires everything will be ok. I'm just gonna have to figure out a good, comfortable drop spring in the front to level out the car

Baby-D
12-31-2010, 11:20 PM
BABY-D

Im not sure if it will apply to you but i had a problem when i extended the rears of a car 5/8 with 24s on it, it rubb in the back real bad make sure you measure how much you need it to go back or get the adjustable top and rear are just in case you need to adjust....

Maybe there's some one with 24s and extended box arms that can give some input on this trust me you don't want to make the same mistake i did.... just my 2 centavos if it helps
Once again thanks for telling me this man lol.I put my 4's back on last week and i put on a 1/4 inch spacer and damn the rear wheel just sat on the moulding.I have yet to delete them since im getting a new paint job ''same color'' smoothed out soon.


*UPDATE*
If you run a ''LOWERED'' B-Body on 24x10 275-25-24 tire up front with a +13 offset it will rub. It didn't rub the first time bc my wheels were aligned at a wheel shop after I install my 24's in the summer time.

But in the fall I installed my new Boyd Smoothie 2's 18'' wheels with a new alignment. So when I came back last week to install my 24's it was rubbing the inner fender up front, mostly when I hit bumpy turns,BUT it stopped after I got an alignment 2 days ago and it hasn't rubbed since the front wheels are now centered with a alignment! It didn't even rub on those hard rock snow piles on the roads after the snow storm we had so it definitively past the test.


I will be doing something like this just in case my alignment goes off again or I get a new alignment for the 18'' Boyds in my storage. :D

http://www.carcraft.com/howto/1043/index.html

Baby-D
01-30-2011, 07:57 PM
Lowered on 24x10 +13 Offset 275-25-24 tires

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/2097/img00330201007131746.jpg (http://img228.imageshack.us/i/img00330201007131746.jpg/)




Lowered on Hotchkis springs ZQ8 bump-stops EdelBrock IAS shocks ''still haven't installed the Nitro 2 Drop Shocks up front'' ^^
I found some 24x8.5 V800 ''same exact wheel'' for my fronts,I might go with a +15 offset and I'll probably be able to lower it some more up front. :D I guess you can say I'm going staggered. f 24x8.5/r 24x10

Firewood
02-07-2011, 06:39 AM
Here's the 20x12 thread:
http://www.impalassforum.com/vBulletin/showthread.php?t=248897&highlight=20x12

dendanskesimon
02-17-2011, 12:33 AM
Any info on how difficult and expensive it would be to mount these on a 95 SS?

http://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/pts/2213251137.html

96iris
02-17-2011, 09:33 AM
I found some 24x8.5 V800 ''same exact wheel'' for my fronts,I might go with a +15 offset and I'll probably be able to lower it some more up front. :D I guess you can say I'm going staggered. f 24x8.5/r 24x10

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
do it bro those rims look really good!
i just got some staggered 22s im riding on sprints with a quarter coil cut on the fronts and love it!!!
ill post pics soon and grab those rims bro!

dendanskesimon
02-17-2011, 12:09 PM
Im itching to buy em, just gotta know how much it would cost to actually get them on the car first cuz Im kinda on a budget.

Baby-D
02-17-2011, 03:29 PM
Any info on how difficult and expensive it would be to mount these on a 95 SS?

http://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/pts/2213251137.htmlyour probly going to have to redrill them and cut ome offset off or use spacers? PM firewood.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
do it bro those rims look really good!
i just got some staggered 22s im riding on sprints with a quarter coil cut on the fronts and love it!!!
ill post pics soon and grab those rims bro!Im ready to sell those rims bro lol and going with the raceline wheels lol but yeah im going staggered 24x8.5 - 24x10

Firewood
02-17-2011, 08:40 PM
http://www.carcraft.com/howto/1043/index.html[/SIZE]
I think I'll make that a sticky...

Firewood
02-17-2011, 08:50 PM
You need to find out what alignment specs they are using. A little negative camber can stop a wheel from rubbing the lip, but be carefull not to use so much that you wear out the inside of your tire.

Look for the recommended alignment specs in the suspension section.

dendanskesimon
02-18-2011, 11:53 AM
Im lookin at those Velocity 800s at a shop in my area. Theyre 22s wit tires, mounted and balanced for 1500. I just gotta know what yall suggest: the 22x8 or 22x9.5 and what tire size to go with.

Firewood
02-18-2011, 12:48 PM
22x9.5 265/35r22

BGCADDY472
03-08-2011, 12:10 AM
I have 22x9.5 on my lowered 96. It's a real comffy ride with 265/35r22 tires. They rub only on u-turns, on the frame where the ABS wires are(just unbolted and relocated).

The two pics are the U2 35 - 24x10s with a +13 offset and 275/25r24 tires. For the 24s I had to trim the fender mold just a lil in the rear. I removed the the front fender trim. I also rolled the front inners. I took the 24's off cause the ride sucked bad. Every pebble felt like a pot hole.

sonuvah
03-08-2011, 11:13 PM
I also rolled the front inners.
how do you roll them?

chacho44
03-09-2011, 05:59 AM
Anyone have some info on some Iroc 24's. Imp is lowered on sprints what should i get for the perfect stance. offset, width, tires. Lets here the info

BGCADDY472
03-09-2011, 01:25 PM
how do you roll them?

I guess it's better said, "I cut my inner's." With the height I'm at and 24's, my main clearance issue was on the inner fender wells. It would rub as the wheels tucked over speed bumps and dips when cruising. So i cut slits in the inners going from the outside inward. Then I pushed them up making more space. I used a angle grinder with a cut off wheel. The wheel didnt rub on the actual fender(front or back). I tucked big time in the back. I had to either lift the car or move it to get tire wet on it.

Some told me I could have used sping stiffeners and the wheels wouldn't tuck as much when I go over bumps. IDK, I ended up putting my 22's back on after 30 days. I will say this, "24's look f@!#ing AWESOME. Like one of the DUB models!!!"

chacho44
03-09-2011, 02:48 PM
So 4's in the front will be more off an issue. I want the wheels to sit as flush as possible to the outer fendr, I dont like when the wheel sit in a whole lot

BGCADDY472
03-09-2011, 03:11 PM
So 4's in the front will be more off an issue. I want the wheels to sit as flush as possible to the outer fendr, I dont like when the wheel sit in a whole lot

Well it will all depend on wheather or not your lowered, and how low. There are pics on the first page of this trend of the same wheels. I dont think the +13 off set 24's sit too deep. On the front, with normal camber when the spring is compressed, the top of the wheel moves inward in the fender. I dont have sausage fingers but I can assure there aint a lot of space. I almost lost one checking for clearance.

Firewood
03-09-2011, 04:53 PM
A narrower wheel than 24x10 helps, too. I think you can find Irocs in a 24x9.

sonuvah
03-09-2011, 11:00 PM
I guess it's better said, "I cut my inner's." With the height I'm at and 24's, my main clearance issue was on the inner fender wells. It would rub as the wheels tucked over speed bumps and dips when cruising. So i cut slits in the inners going from the outside inward. Then I pushed them up making more space. I used a angle grinder with a cut off wheel. The wheel didnt rub on the actual fender(front or back). I tucked big time in the back. I had to either lift the car or move it to get tire wet on it.
Thanks. Do you have any pics of the cuts areas you made? I may need to do this too soon after installing drop spindles.

Baby-D
03-09-2011, 11:15 PM
I had 24X10 all around +13 offset with no rub!,even on bumps

Best lowering spring/shock combo are Hotchkis and Edelbrock IAS with zq8 bumpstops that are not cut!


Make sure you get an alignment after installing them too and make sure they are super straight,or tell the alignment guy to sit the wheels a lil in then straight to get no rub on the fender and please take out your 2 middle upper fender bolts out.


been their done that, go to page 3 to see pics.

chacho44
03-10-2011, 04:55 AM
Well it will all depend on wheather or not your lowered, and how low. There are pics on the first page of this trend of the same wheels. I dont think the +13 off set 24's sit too deep. On the front, with normal camber when the spring is compressed, the top of the wheel moves inward in the fender. I dont have sausage fingers but I can assure there aint a lot of space. I almost lost one checking for clearance.
Ill prob do a 10 in the rear, and prob the 9in front, what back spacing would u recomend for the fronts

BGCADDY472
03-10-2011, 08:08 AM
Do you have any pics of the cuts areas you made? I may need to do this too soon after installing drop spindles.

PM me your email address and I take a few high res pics after it stops raining.

Ill prob do a 10 in the rear, and prob the 9in front, what back spacing would u recomend for the fronts

Im not a wheel guy so I have no idea. I just started to get into back spacing when I put 24's on it. I just found the wheels I liked and made them work. Maybe someone will chime in and help u with that question.

Firewood
03-10-2011, 12:23 PM
+15 to +18 would be best.

MURDA
04-13-2011, 05:09 AM
i believe i was reading something about the 9c1 having a different rear end, will i have a problem running 24x10 all the way around with moog springs?

Firewood
04-13-2011, 07:50 AM
i believe i was reading something about the 9c1 having a different rear end, will i have a problem running 24x10 all the way around with moog springs?
You're gonna have kind of the opposite problem that most of these guys deal with, because your wheels will sit inward about .75 inches. This MAY make everything a perfect fit, because most guys have issues rubbing the fender lips, But you'll be tucked in more. That should work to your advantage.

I dunno... You might be the first 9c1 to roll 24's.

Rockstar
04-13-2011, 09:27 AM
I have the narrow rearend on my caprice and ran 24x10 with extended arms and had no problems. i have 24x9.5 on the wagon and the rear has never rubbed, not even while towing the boat. All the offsets have been 15 also.

MURDA
04-13-2011, 11:17 PM
I have the narrow rearend on my caprice and ran 24x10 with extended arms and had no problems. i have 24x9.5 on the wagon and the rear has never rubbed, not even while towing the boat. All the offsets have been 15 also.
Did you have to run extended arms or was that your preference?

Rockstar
04-13-2011, 11:58 PM
Prefrence i didnt wanna cut the body at the front of the rear fender. Its now 2 linked

MURDA
04-14-2011, 01:01 AM
prefrence i didnt wanna cut the body at the front of the rear fender. Its now 2 linked
o ok, thanks rockstar ur car is bad ass we got to keep the white cars alive!!!! Im dropping my car off at the paint shop next week think im going the 2011 summit white, comes on the new camaro

90hotrod
04-21-2011, 04:17 PM
I am not sure how much differents the skirts on my '91 9c1 would make, it is all stock and I found some 22 x 10 Limited shield rims w/ 265 30 22 rubber on them, used, am told 13 degree offset, possibly fir w/out to many issues ? Thanks in advance

Firewood
04-21-2011, 10:27 PM
Should work.

playtoy_18
05-20-2011, 02:58 PM
Ok,any chance somebody's got pics of some skirted b-bodies with rims?
I saw a couple wagons a few pages back but that's it.
thanks

90hotrod
05-20-2011, 03:40 PM
Just put rims on my '91, here it is...

playtoy_18
05-20-2011, 04:06 PM
As far as fitment goes,do all the same rules apply?

90hotrod
05-20-2011, 07:59 PM
Not totally sure, rims were used, correct bolt pattern but hub size was smaller, had to have machine shop alter, w/machine shop work, adaptors, extra set of lug nuts for adaptors and rim cost I could have gone out and bought a new set w/correct back spacing, well live and learn.

Firewood
05-21-2011, 09:55 PM
As far as fitment goes,do all the same rules apply?
Pretty much. You can go right up to a 10inch wide wheel on a skirted cappy with no issues.

Baby-D
06-01-2011, 04:12 AM
Firewood do you think my lowered car will clear on some 275-30-24 tires?

I think this SS lowered on em too,but I don't have a cardomain to ask questions

Do you think its too truck-ish looking for that size?

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2578943/1996-chevrolet-impala

page 1 and 7 has pics


Pics are from Charger forums

275-25-24




http://www.indi-x.com/gallery2/d/2237-2/charger24.jpg

275-30-24


http://www.indi-x.com/gallery2/d/2240-1/monte24.jpg

Firewood
06-01-2011, 06:38 AM
No, that 30 series is pretty damned huge. A small change that makes a big difference.

Baby-D
06-01-2011, 06:05 PM
lol aight bro


I'll stick to the 25 series :) even tho Ive never ever scraped/bent my rims with those tires for 3 years, my ride is my DD.

Firewood
06-01-2011, 09:50 PM
I dunno, Do a little measuring. You'll gain about 1/4 in height, and probably nothing in width. Might work.

Baby-D
06-04-2011, 02:41 AM
Ill do it if i ever see it in person,until then I'm good lol. if i were stock high then yea I would have done it.

urquidezj
06-13-2011, 09:17 PM
i have a question, rather than make a new thread ill just ask here, i can get a hold of some 22 inch rims that are on my brothers 95 silverado and have 285/35 tire on em. they will go in a 96 9c1 all stock. dont plan on lowering especially if i put the wheels on, as far as clearance goes, you guys think ill be fine with that size tire? any imput will be appreciated.

iceship
07-23-2011, 11:40 AM
Baby d.... how tall are your tires top to bottom.... sold my car and 4z .. working on new toy...

Baby-D
07-30-2011, 09:03 PM
I think they are about 29''? flat

9c1SS
12-31-2011, 06:37 PM
Lowered on 24x10 +13 Offset 275-25-24 tires

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/2097/img00330201007131746.jpg (http://img228.imageshack.us/i/img00330201007131746.jpg/)
http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/4803/img00226201006151814.jpg (http://img840.imageshack.us/i/img00226201006151814.jpg/)



Lowered on Hotchkis springs ZQ8 bump-stops EdelBrock IAS shocks ''still haven't installed the Nitro 2 Drop Shocks up front'' ^^

Man baby-d your ride sits beautiful on them 4s. I've had 2s on my last cap and been debating what I should get on my new cap and you sure made my decision easy but hard at the same time if you know what I mean lol. Hey what are ZQ8 bump-stops and what do they do?

Baby-D
01-09-2012, 03:13 AM
thanks bro,the ZQ8 are just better and thicker bump stops for us guys that are lowered. You can trim em down a lil too to lower your car some what lol.

RollinChevy94
01-31-2012, 01:13 AM
Baby D, im about to upgrade my 94 caprice to 24x10 275/25/24 wheels with a 13 offset I don't wanna lift or lower or make any modifications, will i experience any rub or i should be good, also if theres music in the trunk do you think the rear would rub

94 Caprice on 22s...Stock Height
http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r633/RollinChevy94/SAM_0507-1-1.jpg

bighom20
01-31-2012, 01:24 AM
Baby D, im about to upgrade my 94 caprice to 24x10 275/25/24 wheels with a 13 offset I don't wanna lift or lower or make any modifications, will i experience any rub or i should be good, also if theres music in the trunk do you think the rear would rub

94 Caprice on 22s...Stock Height
http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r633/RollinChevy94/SAM_0507-1-1.jpg

I was gunna ask a question about 22s with stock height......^^^^^^
If i put 22s irocs with 265/35/22 tires will they be sitting that high^^^^? I have a 95 dcm impala. I didnt wanna lower car because i was thinking with 22s and tires it would have the tuck look???

RollinChevy94
01-31-2012, 09:06 AM
Im not sure if you would be sitting as high but my tire profile is 255/30/22 i forgot the offset and diameter, but i kno the tires dont poke out even close to being even with the fender..you mite sit a lil higher but not by much

WwWdotanthony92
01-31-2012, 09:20 AM
I would think his 95 imp would sit lower since the imp springs are shorter than caprices

RollinChevy94
01-31-2012, 10:10 AM
I would think his 95 imp would sit lower since the imp springs are shorter than caprices

I think u may be right

WwWdotanthony92
01-31-2012, 10:43 AM
BTW, your ride looks great

house of legends
01-31-2012, 07:32 PM
SUUUU---PER CLEAN whats the name of those rims and can you only go by 9 in the front or can you go by 10 without scrubbing

house of legends
01-31-2012, 07:37 PM
Memeber: DJ SS
Wheels:U2-U35
24X10
+13 offset
275/25/24 pirelli nero tires
stock height
no mods = shocks, extended control arms, etc
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/DARIN11/mycar013.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/DARIN11/P1010002-1.jpg
Member: ShowSS12
Mod says they are a +15, IIRC
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff292/ItsAdam1/Texas%20Show%20Down/Showdown08100.jpg
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff292/ItsAdam1/Texas%20Show%20Down/Showdown08096.jpg
STAGGERED 22'S!
Member: 1-CLN-SS

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o169/jromoss/Mynewpicsofthe96001.jpg
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o169/jromoss/Mynewpicsofthe96017.jpg

Member: Wiltthestilt

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j142/DynastySS/DSC00523.jpg
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j142/DynastySS/DSC00487.jpg
wiltthestilt....cleanest ive ever seen!!! can you send me make model of rims and sizes what the H#LL did you do to get them to fit without problems bossmajormoves@gmail.com

house of legends
01-31-2012, 08:07 PM
as long as you stay in nc cause im reppin' ga....lol

house of legends
02-01-2012, 07:25 PM
can anybody get me in touch with wiltthestilt????????

RollinChevy94
02-02-2012, 07:48 AM
I have read around that if you go 24x10 255/30/24 on a caprice the tires will stretch, how true is this? plus if I do go this route what modifications will i need to do for no rubs if I dont want to lift it, and what modifications need to be done if I do lift it. I'm really trying to avoid lifting it, but I will if its the best route.

SIMPSON
02-02-2012, 07:32 PM
why not center your rear wheels first?

Rome704
02-02-2012, 11:14 PM
are there any good setups with 18's never was 20 or higher fan

RollinChevy94
02-03-2012, 12:33 AM
Do I need a different brand 275/25/24 tire or this how all of them are

http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r633/RollinChevy94/photo.jpg
http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r633/RollinChevy94/photo1.jpg

WalledLTZ
02-06-2012, 04:28 AM
These things look sick but I need some help.

Can I fit 22s 9.5 and 30 series with a 15 offset in my skirt?

92 Caprice LTZ. Found some that id really like to use but Im a wheel noob and need assistance.

Thanks for any help guys.

Firewood
02-06-2012, 09:56 PM
These things look sick but I need some help.

Can I fit 22s 9.5 and 30 series with a 15 offset in my skirt?

92 Caprice LTZ. Found some that id really like to use but Im a wheel noob and need assistance.

Thanks for any help guys.

Yes. I have pix of one in the rockford thread.

Firewood
02-06-2012, 10:03 PM
Do I need a different brand 275/25/24 tire or this how all of them are

http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r633/RollinChevy94/photo.jpg
http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r633/RollinChevy94/photo1.jpg
i'm not sure what you're asking, but yes, they all look about like that.

Windycity1
02-08-2012, 02:27 PM
Memeber: DJ SS
Wheels:U2-U35
24X10
+13 offset
275/25/24 pirelli nero tires
stock height
no mods = shocks, extended control arms, etc
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/DARIN11/mycar013.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/DARIN11/P1010002-1.jpg
Member: ShowSS12
Mod says they are a +15, IIRC
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff292/ItsAdam1/Texas%20Show%20Down/Showdown08100.jpg
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff292/ItsAdam1/Texas%20Show%20Down/Showdown08096.jpg
STAGGERED 22'S!
Member: 1-CLN-SS

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o169/jromoss/Mynewpicsofthe96001.jpg
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o169/jromoss/Mynewpicsofthe96017.jpg

Member: Wiltthestilt

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j142/DynastySS/DSC00523.jpg
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j142/DynastySS/DSC00487.jpg
Who makes that rim in the last 2 pics?

Firewood
02-08-2012, 04:39 PM
E-forged, IIRC, and they're no longer in business.:(

Baby-D
02-13-2012, 06:47 PM
Baby D, im about to upgrade my 94 caprice to 24x10 275/25/24 wheels with a 13 offset I don't wanna lift or lower or make any modifications, will i experience any rub or i should be good, also if theres music in the trunk do you think the rear would rub

94 Caprice on 22s...Stock Height
http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r633/RollinChevy94/SAM_0507-1-1.jpgI just PMed u man sorry I was on vacation, to anyone else if you ride on 24X10 with a +13 offset with 275-25-24 tires you will not RUB at stock height or lowered on Hotchkis springs. Just be sure to get your wheel alignment and take out your 2 upper fender bolts on both sides.

I was gunna ask a question about 22s with stock height......^^^^^^
If i put 22s irocs with 265/35/22 tires will they be sitting that high^^^^? I have a 95 dcm impala. I didnt wanna lower car because i was thinking with 22s and tires it would have the tuck look??? if you have the right offset +13 or +15 you'll be fine stay with you stock SS springs or lower it on Sprints or Hotchkis springs for a better look. That car looks higher bc Caprice springs are a lil more higher then SS springs.

paco
02-14-2012, 06:16 PM
Firewood what size tire would be good for a 22x8.5? I have 265/35/22 tires all the way around but would like a skinnier tire up front for the new wheels? I was thinking a 245/30/22

house of legends
02-18-2012, 09:17 AM
Who makes that rim in the last 2 pics?
it firewood is right wiltthestilt do you want to sell me yours call me 404-438-4178....and anyone on here with a good set of 22's i will look @ 24's but i stay on the hightway out of town alot so would prefer 2's but call me if you want to sell yours like 22x10.5 on back and 9.5 or 10 in front send pics to my email ready to buy bossmajormoves@gmail.com but guys remember we new guys come here to spend with other guys who love theses cars and maynot know as much as you so dont try and get close to new prices on used suff because you know we want it thanks:)

Firewood
02-18-2012, 09:51 PM
Firewood what size tire would be good for a 22x8.5? I have 265/35/22 tires all the way around but would like a skinnier tire up front for the new wheels? I was thinking a 245/30/22

I really wouldn't put 5000lbs of car on anything smaller than a 255/30. The risk of bubbling sidewalls and bending wheels is just too high. I really woulsn't run less than a 255/35 on anything I'd own.

paco
02-19-2012, 12:30 PM
I really wouldn't put 5000lbs of car on anything smaller than a 255/30. The risk of bubbling sidewalls and bending wheels is just too high. I really woulsn't run less than a 255/35 on anything I'd own.

Thanks for your help!!! I'm looking into that tire

RollinChevy94
03-02-2012, 01:30 AM
275/25/24 No mods

http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r633/RollinChevy94/1330110481.jpg

house of legends
03-12-2012, 09:06 PM
what brand of wheels are those and price

mrbbody
04-29-2012, 08:34 PM
checking how these fit 22x11, caprice rear end, will be bagged, extended arms.
looks like about a 1/4" from the frame and 1/2" from quarter panel:D
dont know what the back spacing is



http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad348/mrb-body/96%20put%20together/ashantionimp.jpg

http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad348/mrb-body/96%20put%20together/ashantionimp1.jpg

defdaboss
04-29-2012, 10:30 PM
updates: 295/25/22 rear with 22x11 rims PLUS 1" adapter = 22" wide from drum. it still fit but i had to shave some offset and 295 will still rub pulling into a gas station. 285/25/22 works well.


how did you guys prevent your rear wheels from going all the way inside? i seen the bump stop by the shock but it's nowhere NEAR helpful. im looking for maybe 5-6" bump stopper?

KANDY96
04-30-2012, 02:06 PM
i found some wheels i like and they only come in 22x10.5 for the rear. i really would like to buy these wheels but want to do little/no modifications for the wheels to fit. would this be possible? if not what would i need to do to make them fit and approx. how much it would cost? thanks for all your help in advance. http://www.impalassforum.com/vBulletin/images/misc/progress.gif
if you see you guys running 22 x 11's on this page then of course you can run the 22 by 10.5. what you need is the proper of it. So what offset are the wheels that you're trying to buy? are they made in your bolt pattern? do you know do you know?

udownwitk
04-30-2012, 06:54 PM
checking how these fit 22x11, caprice rear end, will be bagged, extended arms.
looks like about a 1/4" from the frame and 1/2" from quarter panel:D
dont know what the back spacing is

http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad348/mrb-body/96%20put%20together/ashantionimp1.jpg

HOLY COW!!!!! you said you are checking... does that mean they might be for sale??

Baby-D
05-02-2012, 03:55 PM
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j122/BABY_D_123/IMAG0117.jpg

Same set up no rub just different wheels. I did install my Nitro 2 drop shocks a month ago with the 18's on ..

Hotchkis drop Springs
Edelbrock shocks rear and front changes the fronts to Nitro 2 drop shocks
ZQ8 bump stop

24X9 +15 offset 275-25-24 tires front , 24X10 Rear +13 offset 275-25-24 tires rear.

mrbbody
05-02-2012, 09:38 PM
HOLY COW!!!!! you said you are checking... does that mean they might be for sale??

made a deal for them. had to see howthey fit first:D

hooligan
08-23-2012, 11:34 AM
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j122/BABY_D_123/IMAG0117.jpg


sweet

CaliBear
09-05-2012, 05:51 PM
does anyone know whats the cheapest way to fit 26's im having trouble finding someone aroun here in central cali

Renegade
09-16-2012, 11:41 PM
http://www.impalassforum.com/vBulletin/picture.php?albumid=481&pictureid=2567 STOCK SPRINGS IN FRONT AND AIR SHOCKS IN BACK WITH STOCK SPRINGS .NO EXTENDED TRAILING ARMS

LakeCityCajun
09-29-2012, 01:05 PM
Hey everyone...I'm looking for some clarification. I am going to put 22" Irocs on my Caprice with 265/35/22 all around. With that I have seen in this thread that I need an offset of +13 or +15... What is the difference in the two? Thanks.

Firewood
09-29-2012, 03:54 PM
Either offset works. If you're lowered the +15 clear a little better.

LakeCityCajun
09-30-2012, 03:44 PM
Either offset works. If you're lowered the +15 clear a little better.

Ok. I don't plan on lowering...so +13 would sit more flush?

Firewood
09-30-2012, 07:09 PM
yes it wood

LakeCityCajun
09-30-2012, 07:22 PM
yes it wood

Awesome. Thanks.

Baby-D
02-19-2013, 01:44 AM
Newbies plz read here thanks lol

YungHuss376
07-31-2013, 02:05 AM
Wondering will staggered rims fit my 91 9c1. What offset is needed? And any other mods? I'm thinking of 22 inch or 24. Please help, lol. I never seen a 91-92 caprice with skirts have a staggered fit.

Firewood
08-02-2013, 06:03 AM
Yes you can run staggered on a skirt car. 22x10's with between a +15 and +18 tuck right under. The front is no different from any other b-body.

You got disc or drums on the rear?

YungHuss376
08-06-2013, 01:22 AM
I have drums in the rear. I really want to try a 24in staggered wheel. Possible?? @firewood..

Firewood
08-06-2013, 06:56 AM
just dont go wider than 10 inches and you'll be ok. I'd stop with 22's because their easy to find staggered and the tire sizes work more in your favor.

Staggered 24 will be hard to find.

WwWdotanthony92
08-06-2013, 11:07 AM
Definitely wanna see pics when your done YungHuss

Here's a pic chacho44 posted on a skirted bubble. Think the rears were 22x12
http://www.impalassforum.com/vBulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=15934&d=1288580986 (http://www.impalassforum.com/vBulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=15934&d=1288580986)

Firewood
08-06-2013, 01:38 PM
Any Rub?

WwWdotanthony92
08-06-2013, 01:43 PM
Have no idea, think it was a test fitment pic. I'll PM him and try to get some info.

Firewood
08-06-2013, 03:21 PM
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c262/rollout12183/Picture084.jpg

YungHuss376
08-13-2013, 07:18 PM
@wwwdotanthony92 that's the first skirted bubble on staggered rims I ever seen. Let alone on Forgiatos.. And @firewood, their actually not too hard to find. Depends on how much your willing to cash out. Lexani has the lss10 model I was looking to get in staggered 24's. I really want to try a 24 in staggered wheel on my skirt. Not too many around!!!

Baby-D
09-01-2013, 11:27 PM
Lowered on 4's Staggered , took these Friday and Saturday

http://i39.tinypic.com/s4xgk9.jpg

mrbbody
09-01-2013, 11:40 PM
Lowered on 4's Staggered , took these Friday and Saturday

http://i39.tinypic.com/s4xgk9.jpg

Looking good. Bro

Baby-D
09-01-2013, 11:59 PM
Looking good. Bro
Thanks bro ! Post more pics on the Nor*Cal INC Facebook :)

krwyellowz28
09-03-2013, 11:23 PM
Baby-D, any chance you're thinking about selling those Smoothie II's in the near future? :D

93bubble
09-06-2013, 12:38 PM
how bad do the front tires rub whn you turn?

93bubble
09-06-2013, 12:41 PM
by the way it looks sweet

chacho44
09-08-2013, 05:45 AM
Definitely wanna see pics when your done YungHuss

Here's a pic chacho44 posted on a skirted bubble. Think the rears were 22x12
http://www.impalassforum.com/vBulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=15934&d=1288580986 (http://www.impalassforum.com/vBulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=15934&d=1288580986)
What's up fellaz this was a test fit. It rubbed the frame in the rear, this was all the way down we just lowered the jack slow to get the pic. Could work just gotta do some notching in the frame. It cleared fine when they were on my 95 DCM, good luck guys

WwWdotanthony92
09-08-2013, 08:35 AM
Thanks chacho. One more question, is that a 9c1 caprice? That might explain the rubbing.

chacho44
09-08-2013, 06:49 PM
Nope just a reg caprice

chevygotballz
12-18-2013, 09:06 PM
What is a good size tire to put on 24s without it rubbing on a stock suspension

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Baby-D
12-20-2013, 12:32 AM
Baby-D, any chance you're thinking about selling those Smoothie II's in the near future? :DLol they are now my DD getting ready to sell the 24's by this weekend to a forum member

how bad do the front tires rub whn you turn?doesn't rub unless my car gets packed with ppl lol still smooth

Baby-D
12-20-2013, 12:33 AM
what is a good size tire to put on 24s without it rubbing on a stock suspension

sent from autoguide.com free app (http://www.autoguide.com/mobile) 275-24-25

coldsteelmike
12-20-2013, 01:14 AM
275-25-24

Fix'd.

-Mike

-KiNg-
12-20-2013, 03:02 PM
BabyD... that's a bad MF...I got my hotchkis lowering springs with matching billisteins and zq8 bumpstops...I hope mine sit on them 4s like that when I get it all installed

Looking good. Bro

Baby-D
12-20-2013, 03:11 PM
BabyD... that's a bad MF...I got my hotchkis lowering springs with matching billisteins and zq8 bumpstops...I hope mine sit on them 4s like that when I get it all installed
Thanks Bro, yours will definitely sit like that thats all you need just be sure you have +15 offset on the front and +13 or +10 offset rear.

Baby-D
12-20-2013, 03:34 PM
once again for those who have 24's all you need is

:+13+15 offset front wheels dont go wider then 24X10 front , 24X9 best turn ratio, +13+10 offset best for the rear 24X10 best look

:Hotchkis springs are the best lowering springs for 24's all around

:Get any Bump stops front they will work great

: Tires should be 275-25-24 all around especially lowered

you get this
http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/2097/img00330201007131746.jpg
http://i39.tinypic.com/s4xgk9.jpg



http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/4803/img00226201006151814.jpg

DiamondDizzles
12-24-2013, 11:28 AM
* 2" Spacer/adapters front & rear
* 2" drop front & rear
* 18x8.5 in the front
* 18x10.5 in the rear 315's!!!!

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j122/damienvines/ImpalaSS011.jpg (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/damienvines/media/ImpalaSS011.jpg.html)

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j122/damienvines/ImpalaSS013-1.jpg (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/damienvines/media/ImpalaSS013-1.jpg.html)
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j122/damienvines/ImpalaSS012.jpg

chevydyl
01-31-2014, 12:35 AM
So I havent seen any specs for a d body fleetwood....whats correct for 22s on the 94 lac??
not sure what dimentions to follow im guessing a skirted b body is the same??

sshuttlesworth24
09-03-2014, 01:42 PM
Will a 285/45 22 work on a 96 9c1? Getting some 22" 180 spoke knockoffs from a local pawn shop and wondering if I can run that tire set up?

Firewood
09-03-2014, 05:36 PM
So I havent seen any specs for a d body fleetwood....whats correct for 22s on the 94 lac??
not sure what dimentions to follow im guessing a skirted b body is the same??
Sorry it only took 6 months to respond. Fitment is the same as the skirt Caprice above.

Firewood
09-03-2014, 05:37 PM
Will a 285/45 22 work on a 96 9c1? Getting some 22" 180 spoke knockoffs from a local pawn shop and wondering if I can run that tire set up?
No sir. That's a truck tire!

sshuttlesworth24
09-03-2014, 05:47 PM
No sir. That's a truck tire!

Thanks.
255-265 /30 22s should do fine right?

Firewood
09-06-2014, 05:51 AM
yes, should be fine.

CapriceSScaBEAST
11-04-2014, 11:35 PM
Loving the fitment on this impala. Whos actually is or might no the specs on the wheels? ..

im looking to get the perfect fitment on mine. Basically with afew mm the wheel coming close to the fender.. i see alot of people posting they go 10.5 wide, but i need to know an exact offset. Im think 22x10 in the front and 22x11 in the rear. But need to figure out what offset to go with