REGAL 13s With Lowering Springs

DurtyBreed

DurtyBreed

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Oct 9, 2018
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San Jo, Califas
#1
So I’m bout to buy some wires for the 78’ Regal and I had planned on buying opg 3” springs in future but I’m concerned that drop with 13s will have me scraping all day, everyone I can find with 3inch drops seem to be running 14s or bigger is anyone running this setup or is it too extreme...

I keep going back and forth

14x7 spokes 3” drop
13x7 3” drop
13x7 2” drop

I’m looking for a driveable lowrider
 
My86R3gal

My86R3gal

Greasemonkey
Jan 12, 2015
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South of Chicago
#2
So I’m bout to buy some wires for the 78’ Regal and I had planned on buying opg 3” springs in future but I’m concerned that drop with 13s will have me scraping all day, everyone I can find with 3inch drops seem to be running 14s or bigger is anyone running this setup or is it too extreme...

I keep going back and forth

14x7 spokes 3” drop
13x7 3” drop
13x7 2” drop

I’m looking for a driveable lowrider
13x7 on stock suspension, I think you’d be safe with a 3” drop. Do it right tho. Also consider the roads you’ll be driving on.
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pontiacgp

pontiacgp

Canadian Prime Minister
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#3
why not measure the distance from the ground to the frame and figure out what the radius is with the 13" compared to what ypu have now and it will be easy to figure out what how close the frame will be to the ground. One other issue you may want to be concerned with if you get a flat will any part of the car be hitting the ground.
 
DurtyBreed

DurtyBreed

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Oct 9, 2018
11
10
3
San Jo, Califas
#6
So I Crawled Under The Car And Pulled Some Numbers Today...

Currently The Car Is Sitting On Clown Shoes 215/70 R14
Overall Diameter = 25.5”

175/70-14
Overall Diameter= 23.6”

The Only Diameter I Could Find Online For 13s Was Coker 520-13
Overall Diameter = 23.1”

On Stock
Frame Sits At = 7.875”
Rear Axle = 6.25”
Catalytic Converter = 5.5”

14x7 175/70-14 3” Drop, I Think The Cat Will Be Close To Scraping Its Got Me Around 2” Clearance...

How Much Clearance Do You Guys Think I Really Need???
 
SoFloG

SoFloG

G-Body Guru
Mar 9, 2016
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South Florida
#7
13s ride like shit anyways. 14s with a 3" drop is the way to go I think
 

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