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Tires alone aren't going to do you a lot of good. The reason the tires are losing contact is because, among other things, your shocks are too weak and allowing

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Old 02-14-2020, 07:54 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Tires alone aren't going to do you a lot of good. The reason the tires are losing contact is because, among other things, your shocks are too weak and allowing the tires to fly up in the air. The "chatter" is because the tires are bouncing; weak shocks. It is more involved than just shocks - lots of suspension threads on this site.
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Tires alone aren't going to do you a lot of good. The reason the tires are losing contact is because, among other things, your shocks are too weak and allowing the tires to fly up in the air. The "chatter" is because the tires are bouncing; weak shocks. It is more involved than just shocks - lots of suspension threads on this site.
I was going to say something close to what you said. But he has his heart set on tires only. So I let it go.
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Tires alone aren't going to do you a lot of good. The reason the tires are losing contact is because, among other things, your shocks are too weak and allowing the tires to fly up in the air. The "chatter" is because the tires are bouncing; weak shocks. It is more involved than just shocks - lots of suspension threads on this site.


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the whole car is never airborne.

go find the worst pavement in your area... drive at high speed, and hit said pavement while cornering. you will find the car chatters, bangs, and moves sideways.
Maybe avoid potholes and uneven pavement by looking ahead??

In all seriousness, you are likely to spend just as much on a new set of tires/wheels for your 18" setup, than you would for a very decent set of coilovers. Decently valved coilovers, combined with a properly aligned car, will do wonders and provide you with options down the road to run pretty aggressive wheel/tire combos.
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I was going to say something close to what you said. But he has his heart set on tires only. So I let it go.
I definitely don't! suspension is next, I just need tires this season.
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i mean, yeah. Based on the conditions and how you want to drive, you have the wrong chassis

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wrong type of vehicle
it's just a bit of sidewall hardly a reason to buy a whole new car.
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Maybe avoid potholes and uneven pavement by looking ahead??

In all seriousness, you are likely to spend just as much on a new set of tires/wheels for your 18" setup, than you would for a very decent set of coilovers. Decently valved coilovers, combined with a properly aligned car, will do wonders and provide you with options down the road to run pretty aggressive wheel/tire combos.
I was planning on putting off suspension upgrades until after I do the exhaust and intake, but based on the suggestions on this thread maybe I will do it right after the diff and brakes.

it's not a question of wheels vs suspension - both have to be done. I just have to do wheels first, because I need new tires for this spring/summer.
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I was planning on putting off suspension upgrades until after I do the exhaust and intake, but based on the suggestions on this thread maybe I will do it right after the diff and brakes.

it's not a question of wheels vs suspension - both have to be done. I just have to do wheels first, because I need new tires for this spring/summer.
If you’re keeping your base brakes; you can easily fit 17” diameter wheels on your Z, allowing more sidewall-while keeping the 27” Target diameter for accurate speedometer
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