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Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:34 pm

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Yeah no they're just the polished five spokes. Rears don't rub anything on the front right? I figure if I might need new tires next season anyways it might look a little better too, but I've never seen these 18s in front I have no idea if it'll look lame.
The C5 is great in that you can fit those rear 18" speedlines on all 4 corners with zero mods and even run a 315 and it won't rub. :melon: is running a square 285 setup, I'm running 315 square. It sticks out this much. I DGAF because racecar
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I just want some low and flush fit with rotatability. I don't track it I just want it to look better on the cheap.

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Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:07 pm

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I just want some low and flush fit with rotatability. I don't track it I just want it to look better on the cheap.
See if :melon: has some side profile pictures of his 285s on his. It's likely flush. A common size would be the 275 probably. My 315s likely stick out a bit past the edge of the rim lip.

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All excellent points. Are the Trend PR's pricey? Manton tapered PR's were really pricey when I was building my car, so I went :scrooge:
The last set I got a couple years ago were like $90. I just call them up and give them the size I need.
:ohdang:

I might consider this. I've got some valvetrain noise that I think is due to my valvesprings being overkill plus spaghetti PR's. A better set of PR's and springs more fit for my cam (max lift of .614, so there should be beehives that work) might take care of the noise AND have a bit of an impact on performance.
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My guess would be that Chris took some time off because he has read the dialogue on this page 1,345 times and decided to spend some of his free time doing something besides beating a horse to death.

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Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:19 pm

Acid666 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:07 pm
CaleDeRoo wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:34 pm

I just want some low and flush fit with rotatability. I don't track it I just want it to look better on the cheap.
See if :melon: has some side profile pictures of his 285s on his. It's likely flush. A common size would be the 275 probably. My 315s likely stick out a bit past the edge of the rim lip.
The dude lives over an hour away but I'll probably find time to go grab them next week anyways. Also tires are :rage: expensive, but the hat time I bought tires I got closeout 17" PSS

Just went out to roll my windows down. My car needs to come down like two inches :rage:
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Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:43 pm

CaleDeRoo wrote:
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See if :melon: has some side profile pictures of his 285s on his. It's likely flush. A common size would be the 275 probably. My 315s likely stick out a bit past the edge of the rim lip.
The dude lives over an hour away but I'll probably find time to go grab them next week anyways. Also tires are :rage: expensive, but the hat time I bought tires I got closeout 17" PSS

Just went out to roll my windows down. My car needs to come down like two inches :rage:
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Lowering can and will drastically impact ride quality and scraping. I'd say you have an inch at most before it's really hard to drive.
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My guess would be that Chris took some time off because he has read the dialogue on this page 1,345 times and decided to spend some of his free time doing something besides beating a horse to death.

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:poorvette:

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#hellaflush
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Melon wrote:
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That's an epic photo there.
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My guess would be that Chris took some time off because he has read the dialogue on this page 1,345 times and decided to spend some of his free time doing something besides beating a horse to death.

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Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:53 pm

That's my favorite photo of the C5.
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Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:59 pm

Detroit wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:43 pm
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The dude lives over an hour away but I'll probably find time to go grab them next week anyways. Also tires are :rage: expensive, but the hat time I bought tires I got closeout 17" PSS

Just went out to roll my windows down. My car needs to come down like two inches :rage:
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Lowering can and will drastically impact ride quality and scraping. I'd say you have an inch at most before it's really hard to drive.
That's all I'll realistically do anyways. The car already has the subframe scraper things, and I figure when I ditch the run flats and lower a little the ride will be about the same as it is now.

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Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:02 pm

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Fucking gawjiss

If my car wasn't a daily that's dream level ride height and wheel/tire setup

:jimp:

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Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:03 pm

CaleDeRoo wrote:
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Melon wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:48 pm
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Fucking gawjiss

If my car wasn't a daily that's dream level ride height and wheel/tire setup

:jimp:
Better than a C6 IMO.
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My guess would be that Chris took some time off because he has read the dialogue on this page 1,345 times and decided to spend some of his free time doing something besides beating a horse to death.

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Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:16 pm

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Fucking gawjiss

If my car wasn't a daily that's dream level ride height and wheel/tire setup

:jimp:
Better than a C6 IMO.
Agree

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Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:12 pm

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I was talking to a buddy about my car who's mildly entertaining purchasing it. He's been shopping C6's and asked me what makes a C6 better than mine.

All I could think of was LS3 potential and styling. C6's are really just C5.5's, so aside from the larger engine and some steering and transmission improvements in 08, I'm not sure why anyone would pay a premium for a C6 over a C5. Especially a well sorted modified C5.

If I could go back in time, I would have have bought a higher miles modified C5 and went from there. Probably would have saved me well over $5k through all of it. C6 is :neat: but meh. If I'm paying a premium, I'd just go all the way to a C7.
I was thinking the same thing, but I question the long term daily reliability and maintenance of highly modified cars like yours. I don't know enough about them, and they might be no worse than an unmodified LS3 car, but I pack the miles on mine so that's really the only question mark. I'd love to keep my car, and refresh it like you have, and maybe add a LS3 but that's only because I like the green with the C5 body lines so much. I was 4-9 years old during the C5 production and it made a big impression on me. I didn't know much about cars but I new a C5 when I saw one.
Dude if you prefer the look the theC5 just keep it, you have IMO the best color, low miles. C6 is great but not exactly a quantum leap unless you think the interior is so much better.

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Well I may or may not be buying these. Real Speedlines off an '04.

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Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:35 pm

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Well I may or may not be buying these. Real Speedlines off an '04.

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Fake news. They never made Speedlines in chrome (unless those are polished and not chrome). Ask him to see the speedline stamp on the inside of the rim. If they don't have it, they're reps.

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Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:41 pm

2004 Z16 came with shiny polished speedlines.

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Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:14 am

Acid666 wrote:
CaleDeRoo wrote:
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Well I may or may not be buying these. Real Speedlines off an '04.

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Fake news. They never made Speedlines in chrome (unless those are polished and not chrome). Ask him to see the speedline stamp on the inside of the rim. If they don't have it, they're reps.
This the correct stamp?Image

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Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:23 am

CaleDeRoo wrote:
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Acid666 wrote:
Fake news. They never made Speedlines in chrome (unless those are polished and not chrome). Ask him to see the speedline stamp on the inside of the rim. If they don't have it, they're reps.
This the correct stamp?Image

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Looks like it to me. I love the look of my car so much more with the Speedlines, so much less old man. I would highly suggest not lowering your car, I like mine so much more now raised up, even though it looks a little worse.

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Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:24 am

And I don’t even DD, but not high centering in the apartment parking deck is :fuckyeah:

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Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:33 am

If I ever get another vette, it'll be rolling around with the air dam trimmed 50% and the ride height jacked up to the sky.

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My car is missing the corners of the air dam.

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And I don’t even DD, but not high centering in the apartment parking deck is :fuckyeah:
The Corvette tech I know actually crawled under my car to see if someone turned my bolts the wrong way.

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Detroit wrote:
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The last set I got a couple years ago were like $90. I just call them up and give them the size I need.
:ohdang:

I might consider this. I've got some valvetrain noise that I think is due to my valvesprings being overkill plus spaghetti PR's. A better set of PR's and springs more fit for my cam (max lift of .614, so there should be beehives that work) might take care of the noise AND have a bit of an impact on performance.
What cam is in the engine? If the lobes are aggressive, valvetrain noise is going to be more prevalent. It's just the nature of the sewing machine beast. The 3/8" pushrods will help with stability in the upper RPM range, allowing the curve to smooth out, though. If you still have the cam card that came with your cam, it should have the seat pressure specs.

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