I'm not sure what tires are pictured, they look like they could be fairly stock which would mean 225's. The urethane insert works pretty much the same though. I'll give you an example. I did a search and found Eibach to be recommended by alot of people but I already had them in mind. Price does not include shipping or tax if shipping to California Factory rubber differential bushings were never designed with performance in mind. I've posted this on the Mopar A-body board and I thought it might make interesting reading over here.
If anything, you two give lexus owners a bad name not the ones in this thread actually trying to constructively help someone. Also would these rims fit the car with the right offset? There is a lot of negativity and bull crap in this thread and doesn't need to be here. Of course coil overs are an option, but there would be a good deal of fab work to make a mount. Performance wheels and tires are best comple. Performance wheels and tires are best comple. It is really a matter of finding a donor car and doing it.
Now, that's a really rough measurement, but it's something. I have not decided exactly wich system I want yet. This thread is interesting, and I'm going to Pinn it here. Justin, I can get the tire to frame rail to tire measurement next weekend If there is another measurement you want off it I can get that too. If you've got a nice A body sitting in your garage you want to upgrade and at the same time Little Sparky needs braces.
Because really, a well tuned torsion bar suspension is no slouch. Price does not include shipping or tax if shipping to California. I measured the front end of my car as in the first few pictures, outside edge of the tire to outside edge. It's pretty clear JohnH and lexypam know absolutely nothing about their cars. You're right, there are tons. Hand assembled and track ready, these high quality links use aircraft grade billet aluminum, and contain Self-Lubricating Teflon injected bearings to handle the rigors of track use.
Also stuff like a-arms can be directly swapped with less expensive Supra items from the same years. You may not have as much of a problem with a Buick chassis. If that's the case, and they're 225's with a +50 offset, even going to a 245 would mean a +70 offset rim. The Hotchkis Taxi can lap at TireRack's test track faster than the 2012 3-series beemers they use for testing. The current coil over conversions aren't demonstrably better.
If anything, you two give lexus owners a bad name not the ones in this thread actually trying to constructively help someone. Could try different springs, custom springs coilsprings. However, that's what hot rodding has been about since it started, trial an error. The entire bushing turns in the housing, so you don't torque it down like the original, just snug it up. If you spent a fraction of the time and effort needed to complete that swap you could have a very well handling torsion bar suspension car. Tom This has always been my view.
I don't agree with some of it, but, I think you've hit on many technical details that would help or could hinder a swap such as this. Price does not include shipping or tax if shipping to California. And what's the point of adding an allegedly better handling suspension if you can't match it up with a set of giant front tires to actually keep the whole mess on the ground? Performance wheels and tires are best comple. So, adding a few inches is a big deal, if you go past +50 for a wheel offset you're going to have a hard time finding rims. Double A-arms on the front of the S-30 Z with performance being the primary design goal has been looked into.
Now, you're talking Ford brakes and not Mopar so that backspace clearance wouldn't be the same, but 5. Way overpriced and not good for the application I want to use it in. I have been looking into this option also but have never got a measurement on how wide the rails are on the sc300. At any rate, any track width difference comes from the brake or wheel options, the chassis and suspension are the same. Our A-body's may not be a true zero offset but, for most practical purposes, they are considered as such.
I measured the front end of my car as in the first few pictures, outside edge of the tire to outside edge. Even most of the factory rims have a +6 offset, not zero. Working backward from the track width using the stock wheel specs I came up with ~63. So I should be able to use a higher offset wheel than normally used with this kit. Thought the Lexus might be a bit of a problem after first photo due to struts, but the struts don't pivot, just used as shocks.