car too low advice requested - LS1TECH

Go Back   LS1TECH > WELCOME TO LS1TECH > New LS1 Owners - Newbie Tech
Log In 

New LS1 Owners - Newbie Tech
Basic Technical Questions & Advice
Sponsored by
Improved Racing

car too low advice requested

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-16-2012, 12:35 PM   #1
Teching In
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 10
Default car too low advice requested

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
tomb421 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 12:48 PM   #2
TECH Addict
Trader Rating: 33
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,384

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

|2000 Trans Am|T56 swap|Bolt Ons| Suspension|
therealcreeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 02:13 PM   #3
Teching In
Turbodude06's Avatar
Trader Rating: 1
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: North, Ga
Posts: 44

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...
2006 CTS-V/LS2/M6/3:73/B&B Catback/Stage 2 Cam/Pacesetter Headers/Carbon Fiber intake/Short Shifter!!!!
Turbodude06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 03:45 PM   #4
jimmyblue's Avatar
Trader Rating: 11
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: East Central Florida
Posts: 12,478

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....

2002 SS convertible

SLP Blackwing lid, 85mm MAF, 85mm Professional Products intake & TB, SLP CME, JBAs/Mufflex tubes . SLP Y, McCord cutout, Fuddle 3500/2.0, GM truck pan, '98 flexplate, 3.42s, T-2R, MAC cover, welded tubes, Hotchkiss PHR, springs; BMR bolt-in LCA brackets, K-member; UMI TA, boxed stock 1LE LCAs, SLP Bilstein / Gabriel air shocks (F/R); Strano 35/22 sway bars, 224/224 116 cam, LT1 rad, HPTuners 12.6@112MPH
jimmyblue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 05:40 PM   #5
TECH Veteran
JD_AMG's Avatar
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: St.Charles MO
Posts: 4,867

What springs do you currently have on the car?
Post pics of said car.
'01 WS6 M6
JD_AMG is offline   Reply With Quote

2255517, camaro, car, garage, low, ls1tech, ss

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:37 PM.