View Full Version : FINALLY! got my new rims, tires and lowered it!

colt zantop
03-20-2005, 01:35 PM
howdy guys, finally got my new 3 piece 18'' Iforged Evolutions , falken 451's, and my hotchkis 2 inch drop on. I snaped a few shots for a couple of you who asked.my camera sucks! here they are below:




Bill Howell
03-20-2005, 01:39 PM
Me likey. They look great. The fit and stance is dead right!

03-20-2005, 01:45 PM
what springs are you running?

Roger Poirier
03-20-2005, 02:52 PM
Looking good! It gives the car a whole new perspective. R.P.

03-20-2005, 03:17 PM
Looks good. What rim and tire size combo are you running? I would like it a little lower in the rear but those springs will settle some. Looks good as is don't take it the wrong way.

colt zantop
03-20-2005, 03:25 PM
thanks for all the kind words, the rear still needs to be lowered, havent touched it yet! :) I plan to do dearched leafs soooooon and then when I get home from school do a full coilover suspension in the fall. I didnt really clarify that I only lowered the front so far. Im running hotchkis 2 inch drops in the front.

the rim and tire combo is 18x7.5 front with 225/35/18's and rear is 18x 9.5 with 275/35/18's.

03-20-2005, 03:39 PM
Very nice.

03-20-2005, 05:43 PM
Very Nice!

03-20-2005, 06:04 PM
Looks awesome, and once again on this site I find myself a bit jealous... :bananna2:

03-20-2005, 06:45 PM

Nine Ball
03-20-2005, 07:53 PM
Those wheels are beautiful. They give your car a nice classy look with that black paint.

03-20-2005, 09:08 PM
Yes beautiful, hows the fit? how do you like the quaity of the Iforged rims. Thinking on becoming a dealer. Looks right on

Ralph LoGrasso
03-20-2005, 09:12 PM
Looking really good, Colt! I love those wheels.

colt zantop
03-21-2005, 04:20 AM
thanks guys, Im very very happy with fit, quality, everything!!! my two front rims had a perfect balance, no weights needed!!!! the guys at discount were like, oh wow, a perfect balance, then the pass side front had a perfect balance too and they were like wow, that dont happen often...LOL .....I plan to lower the rear a tad bit and I think it will put the stance at exactly what Im trying to get. thanks again for all the kind words. :)

03-21-2005, 08:16 AM
Looks great.... what's next?

03-21-2005, 09:01 AM
the perfect balance would probably be due to very good tires. usually it is the tire that throws off the balance. I looked at the Iforged wheels when shopping, they are very nice, a little expensive but cheaper then HRE, good choice! Now just lower that ass!

colt zantop
03-22-2005, 12:33 PM
thanks guys......

PIET "Looks great.... what's next?"

not sure whats next, Im thinking a new rearend with 3.73 or 4.11 gears, and full coilover suspension. I have tons of ideas....but school is coming soon....

Steve Chryssos
03-22-2005, 04:54 PM
Great looking wheels. Other than rear springs, I would do seats next. You'll be amazed at how much better the car will handle when your ass is "plugged in"

03-23-2005, 11:38 AM
Your car looks awesome Colt! Nice job, and I love those wheels.

There's something about black with chrome wheels.

03-24-2005, 04:17 PM
nice car , it will stand out at a show.

03-29-2005, 09:45 PM
colt i used guldstrand lowering blocks in the rear. put it just perfect. your car looks sweet.

pro tc

colt zantop
03-30-2005, 08:09 AM
thanks! Im leaning towards dearched leafs....but Ill check into the guldstrand blocks too........

03-30-2005, 05:50 PM
Colt....I ended up selling my Hotchkis springs and buying DS&E's 3" drop springs. I am also going to do additional adjustments with some lowering blocks. I opted for the lower dropped springs because they say you don't wanna go over 2 inches with dropped blocks, and with cars like yours and mine (68's) it's harder to close that gap between the top of the tire and the bottem of the rear wheel lip because of the rounded wheel lip profile.

The wheels look killer. Iforged's.....you got a friggin money tree growing in your backyard or something?

colt zantop
03-31-2005, 01:43 AM
thanks and good point....I really dont want my rear end toooo low but a 2 inch drop would be perfect for me.

oh man....I wish I had a money tree out back!!! just alot of overtime at work :)

03-31-2005, 08:51 PM
That looks sweet as hell! Post more pics when you get ahold of a better camera. Kinda makes me want to get a Camaro again!

03-31-2005, 09:15 PM
Im diggin those rims, looks good man!

colt zantop
03-31-2005, 10:18 PM
thanks guys! will be borrowing my buddies camera soon to get better res. pics.

03-31-2005, 10:55 PM
Colt, looks awesome! :bananna2: