Tire and suspension help needed.

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  1. dngnmn

    dngnmn New Member

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    Car is a 1999, convertible, v6, auto, 156K miles. I am fixing the car up for my wife to drive. It still has the original struts and shocks. not making any noises, but rides bad. I would like to replace the struts, shocks, wheels and tires. I need recommendations. Especially interested in larger tire and wheel combos which will fit. TIA
     
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    Darhawk Well-Known Member

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    Blistein shocks and H&R super sport springs! Best combo ever IMHO!:eek: Check out American Muscle . com lots of parts there and Latemodelresto is a great place for parts.
     
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    Mustanger Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Darhawk....Koni Yellow Sport Adjustable shocks & struts are great too! On sale 25% off too
     
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    Honestly, your only problem is wear and age on your suspension components. I would replace with new OEM struts, shocks and bushings and be done with it. As far as wheels and tires, wheels are a personal choice but I do like the Hankook tire lineup for an inexpensive tire options. If price is of no concern then Michelin Pilot Sport lineup is another personal favorite.
     
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    Thanks for all the responses. I retired from Michelin Tire in 2008 after 30 years with the company. Tire prices aren't a problem. I would like to know what size will fit on the car without issues. What wheel size and required backspacing to make it fit.
     
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    +20 to +28 offset is a good rule of thumb for a proper wheel setup. Usually no larger than a 275 up front and a 315 out back.