Gary D

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Since Labor Day marks the un-official end to summer, I thought I would take the Reatta to the "beach" for a photo shoot.

 

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Neat car just that the stance is not doing the lines of the car any favors. IMO.

 

Dropping it a couple inches would really make it stand PROUD.

 

Nothing personal, just my opinion,

 

Dale in Indy

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Man those wheels look fantastic on a Reatta.  I also think they would look great "smoked" - that tint they are putting on factory aluminum wheels nowadays.

 

On your wheels, are those the ones off the Regal from about 10 years ago? 

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44 minutes ago, Imperial62 said:

Man those wheels look fantastic on a Reatta.  I also think they would look great "smoked" - that tint they are putting on factory aluminum wheels nowadays.

 

On your wheels, are those the ones off the Regal from about 10 years ago? 

Thanks.  The wheels came from a 2006 Lucerne.  They are 16's.

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Buick engineering SHOULD have addressed stance in the first place.  

 

It's not a 4 X 4 getting to run through the mud, or climb rocks.

 

Do a photoshop, you will quickly see how much better it would look had engineering done the stance right. 

 

Dale in Indy 

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Where I live- my driveway connects to the main road at a steepish angle. Even being careful- the Air Dam almost scrapes, but dosen't, maybe 0.75"-1.5" more to go. I still have stock rims & sized tires, and am very pleased with them.

 

Driving a lowered vehicle isn't always practical. Bumps, speed bumps, potholes, heavy rain, inches of snow, etc.

 

I know what you mean, though. Maybe- a hydraulic kit?  http://www.kwsuspensions.co.uk/kw/info/kw_hls/

 

Another Member here- 63Viking and I were swapping lowering ideas a while back. I tracked down a company- that makes custom knuckles. I'm not sure if he followed up or not.

 

KW Suspensions offer many products, and there's probably more companies- very willing to make money, and make anything you need.

 

It kills me- when an owner looks for car parts- and if the website doesn't offer "xxxx Buick Reatta" on a parts application menu- they get discouraged, and think there's nothing to be had.:(:angry::wacko:

 

And then Jon or D-a-n-I-e-l drives by...:lol:

 

 

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Stance for this era and for being a Buick has as much to do with the tires then anything.  The tires they have now have a profile at least one half of what Reattas had 30 years ago.  As I recall from my technician days the tire acts as a shock absorber of sorts and makes for a more pliant ride.  The lower the sidewall, the stiffer and harsher the ride, better handling but a trade off. 

 

If a person were to put a lower profile tire on there, less sidewall thickness (my off the cup nomenclature), the stance would drop 1-2 inches right there. 

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