Posts by SaltyClownNY

    Air suspension of my own design. @lrobbi is running the system now too. It's approximately half the cost of the hydraulic system and you lose none of your storage space. The seats are black/gray suede Corbeau CR1s. Trying to keep up with you "Wolf Pack" people I keep hearing about. :thumbsup:

    @WraithSS I've been looking for an air shock system that allows for lowering just like yours. What did you end up going with? I don't want the hydraulic system and my storage bins are filled with speakers now, so don't have the room. Any suggestions? Thanks!

    I see some issues here. First and most important is if you ever plan on buying a trailer to tow your slingshot. Going to a one inch wider front wheel, gives it one inch wider trailer width needed to load it. Some open trailers may not have a problem with the added width (some do), but some enclosed trailers may not have the extra room to allow you to safely load the slingshot without pulling your hair and possibly damaging the wheel/tire or inside of the trailer.
    Problem number two is that the 225/30/20 has a 25 inch overall height, while the stock 225/45/18 I believe was 25.9 inches. Going almost one inch shorter MAY cause an issue with the abs/traction control/stability control since you're altering tire heights from stock.


    The rear is even worse since the stock rear tire height is 26.1" and the 315/30/20 is 27.5"


    Using the tires you're planning on (f+r), I'd be surprised if you didn't have an issue as mentioned

    Awesome @funinthesun. I'll check out the site again @BKL, but I didn't have luck the first time I went there.


    All good info. What I was attempting to do was exactly what @BKL was suggesting and keep them the same size/ratio. Just so I can make sure my math is correct...


    Stock Tires
    F - 225/45/18 ... by my math, ((225mm x .45) x 2) + 457.2mm(18in) = 25.972 inches high
    R - 255/30/20... should be ((255mmx.30) x 2) + 508mm(20in) = 26.0236 inches high
    So just about the same hight at 26 inches. Is this math correct? Should be the tire width x aspect ratio % multiplied by 2 + the wheel hight. I'm only going off of what I've read, so may be missing something in there but want to learn the correct way if I'm off.


    So my thought was to keep the same hight on both front and rear. The issue is tire availability from what I've seen and getting the correct size.


    A 315/35/20 should = 28.681 inches tall if my above math is correct (this is going with a Nitto NT555 G2 as it doesn't come in a 315/30/20)
    So in order to avoid a trailer issue, I would stick with the 225 tire, but in order to get the 28.5 tire hight, I would need a 225/50/20 tire... no?


    Now I know a larger tire will throw off the odometer, but do you think it will also impact the abs/traction control/stability control system if you stick with like sizes front and back? Problem I see is the 225/50 will increase the flex of the sidewall and possibly not hold a turn as well... maybe

    @SaltyClownNY if you never plan on driving in the rain or taking a long trip that could end you up in the rain. The Nitto NT05R has been praised by multiple Slingers for DRY, WARM weather driving. In the rain, light moisture on the road you will have a dangerously slippery ass end.


    P.S. it's also any expensive quick wearing tire. ;)

    Thanks @WOLF and @funinthesun. This is why I joined the group so people who know a bit more can help save me from making a dumb ass mistake LOL.


    So if I'm ordering new wheels and tires, I was going to go with 20's all around and instead of a 225/45/18 on the front, I was going to go with a 225/30/20. I was thinking of using a 255 on the front, but the wheel guy said you would get more tracking with the tire on uneven roads. Thoughts?


    So what I have for stock (apparently) is:
    F 18X7.5
    +42 MM offset, bolt pattern 5x114.3
    Tire 225/45/18
    R 20X9
    +45 MM offset, bolt pattern 5x114.3
    Tire 255/30/20
    Lug nuts 12MM X 1.25 pitch


    What I'm planning on going to is:
    F 20X8.5
    +42 MM offset, bolt pattern 5x114.3
    Tire 225/30/20
    R 20X11.5
    +45 MM offset, bolt pattern 5x114.3
    Tire 315/30/20 (would have to look into a 335)
    Lug nuts 12MM X 1.25 pitch


    Thoughts? Sound like it would all fit? I've seen people post about putting a 255 on the front. Anyone have any issues with steering or tracking on uneven pavement with a wider tire?


    Keep in mind all of this is in preparation for more horsepower. I want to do it right and safety is top of the list.

    NO! The stock sl rear wheel is a 20X9. After adding 2 1/2" to the width of the wheel, you have 11 1/2" not 12 1/2" and yes, the 345 does fit the 11 1/2" wide wheel and clears the aftermarket rear shock spring

    Not sure what others have, but my 2017 is a 20x10 wheel. I was planning on putting a 20x12 on it...?
    I'm measuring by running a straight edge along the outside of one side to the other side. That wouldn't be considered a 9 even if they cut out the inside lip as there is no way there is an inch of lip in there. no?


    LOL... update... wow, I didn't even notice the size of the rim stamped on it. Saw it in my picture ... I'm a dork. Not sure how they measure it then. So I take it it won't fit a 12 inch and need an 11 1/2 then. Yes? I was hoping to get a 12 in there.

    I took a new 2015 20" rear wheel (so it matches the fronts) and had a company that does wheels widen it 2 1/2". To keep the same offset, I added a 1 1/4" spacer and the wheel is centered. It's a 345/25/20 tire and it has less than 1/4" clearance to the rear coil spring, so depending on what you are using for a spring, a 12" wheel may be pushing the limit with a 345 tire. It SHOULD be ok with a 315 though (but I'm not making any recommendations on that)

    Thanks @funinthesun. So if I'm following it correctly, the end state is a 20x12.5 wheel with a 345/25/20 tire. Surprised it will take a 345, but nice to know. With the spacer you used, it kept with the same offset too. Now question is, I'm fairly sure I'm measuring an offset of +42 on the stock rim. I see a lot of people talking about a +45. a 3mm difference may make a difference if you are that close to the suspension.

    All, I'm replacing the stock tires and wheels. I haven't seen anyone post any info with anyone trying a drag race tire. The Nitto NT05R looks interesting, but wanted to see if anyone has tried this tire.


    Also, I measured my stock wheels and it seems they have an offset of +42. I see a lot of folks talking about a +45. Not sure it makes a huge difference of 3mm more one way or another, but thoughts?

    Anyone use the TPMS Sensor Bracket? I'm not thrilled with the caps, but getting new rims and want to install the inside sensors, but only found one set that are bluetooth and for 4 wheels. I would imagine that you can't set the alarm if you aren't using one of the sensors and it's always at "0" psi. Thoughts?

    @SlingRider
    Thanks. From what I have been reading thus far, it may be good to have a custom block built with all the good stuff. May be fun to turn it into a project with the kids. Open wallet... may as well just throw it away as it may just burst out in flames.


    Work hard, play harder!

    @SaltyClownNY, welcome! Last things first....if you search in the main forum, using the box in the upper right corner of the page, you will find all kinds of information on both tire width and turbo possibilities. Lots of threads on that stuff. Happy hunting!
    So you know, we have a rule here....it goes like this. "Pics or it didn't happen." :D


    I'm especially curious in your statement "created my own brackets for wheel well LED's as well." What's that about? Look forward to hearing about it!


    Welcome to the nuthouse!

    @KayTwo - Fair enough!
    So as the 2017 LE had a white frame and white suspension, I wanted to light up the wheel wells a bit. I don't want to see the LED's though, so ended up having to make a bracket to hold a strip of lights at a 45deg. angle so to allow for this. Used existing screws mounts in the hood. Forgot that I also shortened the stock cold air intake and installed a DDMWorks Heat Shield around the air filter. Just used the factory bracket and bent it flat to hold it in place.

    Hi all! So it took me 3 years to finally jump into a SS. Health issues and lack of a turbo version were the main issues, but when I saw the midnight cherry color, just had to pull the trigger. Name is Todd and live outside of Albany NY. For me, it's about the speed, tunes and having fun. First week I had the thing I ended up passing an off duty officer who asked me "do you think it was a good idea to pass me when I was going the speed limit"... all I could say is "well, at the time I did...". Still can't believe he let me go, but what the hell, I'm not arguing with an officer who CLEARLY thought I was in the right!


    Upgrades... well, threw the horn out within 24 hours of me getting the thing and switch over to the largest air horn I could find. Wired a secondary 1600watt (max) amplifier into the stock stereo and added two 10" subs and 2 more sets of 6.5 Kicker marine grade speakers to it all with LED's. Also did my own underglow kit in the front and created my own brackets for wheel well LED's as well. Figured with all that, they can hear and see me coming and yet still almost get run over with people whipping out their cell phones to get a picture as we go by.


    So brings me to primary reason for me joining this group! I need more speed and want to do it right. Hopefully learn from others mistakes.


    So any stats on turbo and supercharger numbers are MUCH appreciated. I also wanted to see if anyone has ever tried putting a 20 inch wheel on the front that is 255mm wide (10 inches)? If my math is correct, it can be done with the wheel sticking 0.5 inches farther out the sides, but worry about the width of the tire making the steering a bit too stiff. Thoughts? Inside looks like I have 1.5 inches of clearance from the stock sway bar, so if I steel an inch... maybe... What I do have coming in is a 12 inch wheel for the back that I can get a 315mm drag tire on it (was thinking of the Nitto NT05F). After that, new shocks and hopefully ready to start doing some engine work!