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Not attempting to steal thread. I'm putting 265/40 19's on my stock 19 inch wheels. Some say 8.5 inch wheel not wide enough, others say it's fine? Will advise when done.
Lots of great info in this thread and I'm about to bite the bullet on the H&R 28998-5 kit.
My concern is wheel fitment, what are some of the more aggressive fitments folks are running?
I'm considering 19x9.5 +30 with 275's all around. (GS)
Nothing new to see here I guess, but FINALLY the GS is lowered!!! Some pics are below... they were too large to attach so had to "insert" them.
Approximate PRE/POST install measurements taken from Center of MRR Wheel Cap to Fender Bottom are as follows:
• Pre-Install Driver Front: 15-1/2”
• Pre-Install Driver Rear : 15-3/8”
• Pre-Install Passenger Front: 15-5/8”
• Pre-Install Passenger Rear: 15-3/8”
• Initial-Install Driver Front: 14-3/4”
• Initial-Install Driver Rear: 14-7/16”
• Initial-Install Passenger Front: 15”
• Initial-Install Passenger Rear: 14-7/16”
• 2 Weeks Settled Driver Front: 14-11/16”
• 2 Weeks Settled Driver Rear: 14-1/4”
• 2 Weeks Settled Passenger Front: 14-7/8”
• 2 Weeks Settled Passenger Rear: 14-1/4”
Not an impressive drop all-around but still looks good!
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My brain is melting... I just purchased a 2016 Regal GS AWD. The H&R 28998-5 are the springs I want to order to lower my GS AWD, is that correct? I just want to confirm before I pull the trigger. I'm far from a mechanic and it has been a few years since I last lowered anything. A good friend of mine is a Buick technician so he offered his help with the install.Zero issues and ive had mine on close to 3 months now, no rattles, rubbing or anything!
My brain is melting... I just purchased a 2016 Regal GS AWD. The H&R 28998-5 are the springs I want to order to lower my GS AWD, is that correct? I just want to confirm before I pull the trigger. I'm not mechanic and it has been a few years since I last lowered anything. A good friend of mine is Buick technician so he offered his help with the install.
For his sake, will we need anything additional (other than springs, compressor, and tools) to complete the install? And is there any modifications or fabrications needed to make these springs fit beyond just swapping these springs with the stock ones?
Yes, I believe you are right. I was hoping yours was AWD lol. I'll keep digging!I can verify its a clean swap. Just the regular tools you would need to change the springs that is all. Of course an alignment after. I can not verify that part number for you because mine was FWD so I believe there is a different number for the AWD