Yo Mr. -P,
After 16 years running SS wheels with FW-correct 255-55, I had new requirements for this FWB based on retaining ~30% of the oem FE1 floaty feel v. more flattened setup the old car had. Going from 28" to 29 filled the wells better, going 18" shortened the sidewall for a little better handling as you note, and 14-spoke got back to "it was built that way". Satisfied all around with the compromise for a touring look and feel, thanks.
To get an alignment I can trust for several years at a time I use an old "alignment only" shop in town. You'll spend over an hour in the waiting room, and it's no-air, Kiwanis bubblegum or nothing to eat, and the only mags are 'Alignment Monthly'. I didn't see a digital anything in the whole place.
GWS any place with $2M machines and techs allotted 10 minutes per car, including the 5-minute on-board tutorial. lol
On walk-in med stuff it seems all the hospital chains have an urgent care storefront on every corner nowadays. They do seem to be cheaper than a full-blown hosp ER, but then again EVERYTHING is tilted to 'insurance model' pricing.
Just yesterday (hunting rears for my 8N) I read selection is dying out for 15" and under, which could actually end up causing a premium on smaller sizes now. Git some rims that at least fill the cavernous FW wells better eh. You'll certainly notice better handling even if staying oem dia. tires.
\'96SS SOB: SSRI, Herter Tune, Tri-Y II, , 3000 Edge, F/HO bars, METCO extendeds with CV MMC, Bilsteins, currently Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta (315/35 rear)
\'96FWB BUW-Butt Ugly White: PCMPerformance tune, HDFA w/ swissed filter, 1/2 SLP s.s. catback with H- and Flow Super 50s, oem opti rebuilt 3 times, SS Bars, METCO LCA, Airlift 1000, Monroe SS, PowerTrax No-Slip, CTS wheels with +1 rubber. Finally, wait for it... LT-4 knock module!
Last edited by 96 Black; 06-01-2019 at 07:50 AM.