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Old 09-04-2013, 12:56 AM   #1
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Pro Tour/Pro Street trucks

Ok, looking at stuffing some large diameter and wide wheels in the back of my ccsb project and am looking for some examples of some squares done up either pro tour style (big lip/low profile) preferably, but will take some of the old school pro street setups too.

Looking for information attached to them as well: As in tire size, suspension set ups, brands, and any other pertinent information.

Want that big lip rear look with a stock width up front, and going to drive it, occasional light to light, and will be working it a bit as well with some medium towing (camper or maybe a single flat deck with car/truck). Want that look but functional.


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Old 09-04-2013, 08:29 AM   #2
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Im in the process of pro streeting mine right now. Moving the leafs inside the frame with a ford 9in rear, 15x14in wheels, 29-18.5/15 tires. No completed pics yet as im still waiting on the rear wheels to be built.
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:14 AM   #3
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Im in the process of pro streeting mine right now. Moving the leafs inside the frame with a ford 9in rear, 15x14in wheels, 29-18.5/15 tires. No completed pics yet as im still waiting on the rear wheels to be built.
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I'd love to know how it handles for street use after your done, I've been reading where guys are not happy with the "sway" and handling portion of it. This would definitely be the cost effective way of doing things for now....just debating on learning about a 4 link setup.
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:17 PM   #4
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Re: Pro Tour/Pro Street trucks

I know when I was playing around with a 70 Nova I had I originally put coil over shocks in the factory position. They were used to give some progressive spring rate, and adjustibility to the mono leaf I had. On this set up the shocks were set up pretty stiff, and I used about a 75lb spring.

Then I recreated a brace I saw used in a magazine to move the shocks outward, and straight up, and down. Still staggered of course. The difference was amazing, and I had to reduce the dampening of the shocks for the same ride. Also I eventually used lighter springs to reduce the progressive rate I built in.

So with the pro-street a couple of posts up it will drive fine, and only have a slightly decreased turning circle. Like when making a U turn, and likely not to noticeable when driving around. Provided he runs a decent front tire. Pizza cutter will only exaggerate the issue. If he uses stock or stiffer springs with a KYB shock it should be fun to buzz around in, and be fun at the track with a big motor.

If you read the make it handle thread it has lots of great ideas.

My truck future plan is to move the lower A-arm forward 1 inch for better handling. Then maybe slightly lower the upper one about an 1/8-1/4 if I find supporting info on it. I will remove quite a few leafs from my C20 so the rear doesn't shock my teeth anymore, and add sleeve bags for load capacity. Maybe add quad shocks for giggles or cool looks. The truck will sit fairly level with 265/70/16 at's with about a 2" drop so the tires sit about 1/2 above the wheel well. This way I can storm dirt roads, the freeway, corners, my short a$$ can reach in the bed easier, and haul or tow anything I reasonably would need too.

Either way you decide you have to weigh the possibilities, and see how the effect you concept. Either good or bad you'll have compromises to work through. All you can do is minimize the ones you don't want, and add to the ones you like. I would start with ride height to get your camper where you want it, and build from there. Everything else works regardless of ride height. Except tires which can often be dependent on ride height.
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:23 PM   #5
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Re: Pro Tour/Pro Street trucks

I found a set of dually fender's, been think'n about put'n em on my 1/2 ton CCSB with a fat tire like the old phatom dually's back in the 90's.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:15 PM   #6
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I found a set of dually fender's, been think'n about put'n em on my 1/2 ton CCSB with a fat tire like the old phatom dually's back in the 90's.
I got a set of phantom fenders still in the box for a 88-98 I ordered from Godfather customs in Atlanta in 96. I've really been wanting to put them on my 93 GMC LWB. LOL.

I'll be following this as well. I'm thinking about going pro-touring with 77. I want it to handle as close to my C4 as possible.
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:44 PM   #7
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Im in the process of pro streeting mine right now. Moving the leafs inside the frame with a ford 9in rear, 15x14in wheels, 29-18.5/15 tires. No completed pics yet as im still waiting on the rear wheels to be built.
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Hey JKnight... I thought you were considering 20" diameter wheels, not 20" WIDE ?!? Although I like the direction your taking... a lot! Hahaha...
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Old 09-05-2013, 03:18 PM   #8
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Hey JKnight... I thought you were considering 20" diameter wheels, not 20" WIDE ?!? Although I like the direction your taking... a lot! Hahaha...
LOL Yep I was, key word was "considering". I couldn't find a tire I liked in a 20 for the rear.
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What wheels are you going with John? Truck's going to be nice!
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:39 PM   #11
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Re: Pro Tour/Pro Street trucks

what link kits are you guys using for your setups? Looks pretty clean....just not sure if I am going to stay with coil overs or air ride. The way things have been going on wheel choices for what I want....I might scrap the idea anyways.

The things that are holding me back are the fact that I am determined to keep this thing an 8 lug application (just because). I can't get a steel rim for the street in a large diameter, and the only smoothie wheels I can find that I like (and that are not going to cost me another small mortgage) are the centrline's to which I can only get in a 20x12 with 4.5" BS.

Guess stuff like this make it all worth it in the end....if it were easy everyone would be doing it.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:33 PM   #12
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What wheels are you going with John? Truck's going to be nice!
Thanks Joe, im going to run steel car rallys 15x6 front and 15x14 rear with 4.5in back space.
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