View Full Version : car too low advice requested

01-16-2012, 01:35 PM
i am stationed in germany and they make you get your car inspected every year, last year when i bought my car they had taller tires on there and it passed inspection but i forgot what size they were. i currently have 275/45/17 tires on there now, and i need to raise the car about half inch to 1 inch just for inspection.

what are the tallest tires that will fit on the 17inch rims without rubbing the car or making it dangerous to drive. was looking at 225/55/17 but not sure if that is tall enough

i also heard there are bricks or something you can buy that you put in the coils to temp. add a inch to the car does anyone know anything about this? appreciate all the help

i have a 00 camaro ss conv

thanks for the help in advance

01-16-2012, 01:48 PM
a 275/45/17 and a 225/55/17 have the same height, the second number which represents the sidewall height is a percentage of the tread width, so even though it's a higher percentage since the width is narrower the sidewall isn't any taller

BMR makes spacers that go between the front a arm and the lower shock mount to raise the front a bit, and you can add heater hose to the rear springs even if the isolator is already there to bring that up some

01-16-2012, 03:13 PM
The auto parts stores over here sell little things that will raise coil springs about a half inch. They just go on the end of a ratchet and you twist them in between the coils, that would be great for u and super cheap. Just depends if they sell them over there...

01-16-2012, 04:45 PM
Once upon a time I bought a beater, which had a redneck
lift kit installed - chunks of 2x4 wedged into the springs.

But that might not pass a visual....

01-16-2012, 06:40 PM
What springs do you currently have on the car?
Post pics of said car.