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Old 08-09-2005, 02:08 AM   #1
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Anyone have 19's and not lowered there car?

Anyone have a 4 door sedan and 19's and not lowered there car?? I dont really want to lower the car, and if I did only a tiny bit anyone have apic of there car with 19s and no lower? Does it look really bad??? How much do I need to lower the car???
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Old 08-09-2005, 02:43 AM   #2
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it will look like a 4x4

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Old 08-09-2005, 04:20 AM   #3
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it will look like a 4x4

lower it!
Yep, here's mine before the drop and before a few mods...


DROP IT!
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Old 08-09-2005, 04:30 AM   #4
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i only want to go with springs and im on premium susp. what the best looking drop that i can get from just springs, and what do you recommend?
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Old 08-09-2005, 10:39 AM   #5
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i only want to go with springs and im on premium susp. what the best looking drop that i can get from just springs, and what do you recommend?
not sure what you mean...you would need springs regardless of sport/non-sport suspension...dampers have nothing to do w/ ride height. But, it is wise to upgrade your dampers at the same time you do the springs. Stock dampers are not designed for an agressive drop.
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Old 08-09-2005, 12:38 PM   #6
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i only want to go with springs and im on premium susp. what the best looking drop that i can get from just springs, and what do you recommend?
H&R sport springs go well with sport shocks
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Yeh, they're 19X9 Magics. I've been lazy lately, I'll get some pictures this week.
There's no more wheel gap, and the car looks 100% better.
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H&R sport springs go well with sport shocks
I have UUCV2
Ride is good and drop is good.
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Old 08-09-2005, 12:33 PM   #9
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Your car looks good?....... do you have a after pick maybe it looks better??? btw: are those 19's????? I just dont want to look like a *****....
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Old 08-09-2005, 10:05 PM   #10
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well post some comparison pics soon or someone else at least!!!!
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Old 08-10-2005, 04:56 PM   #11
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Anyone have a 4 door sedan and 19's and not lowered there car?? I dont really want to lower the car, and if I did only a tiny bit anyone have apic of there car with 19s and no lower? Does it look really bad??? How much do I need to lower the car???
I just put my 325i on 19 x 8.5 in the front and 19 x 9.5 in the back...and yes, you do need to lower it. It looks ok without it, but there is a two inch gap in the fron and like half an inch in the back. The front definitely needs it and h&r's are perfect...1.4 in the front, .7 in the back....im doing it this weekend, ill post before and after pics when i get the chance...you spent the money on the rims...might as well go all the way
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Old 08-11-2005, 08:43 PM   #12
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I just put my 325i on 19 x 8.5 in the front and 19 x 9.5 in the back...and yes, you do need to lower it. It looks ok without it, but there is a two inch gap in the fron and like half an inch in the back. The front definitely needs it and h&r's are perfect...1.4 in the front, .7 in the back....im doing it this weekend, ill post before and after pics when i get the chance...you spent the money on the rims...might as well go all the way

thanks bor how much is a new suspension gonna put me out??
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I haven't dropped mine. 3onDubs is right, the front has a gap, but the back is fine IMO. I didn't drop it because I carry passengers and it already rubs on bumps and some turns so I didn't want it to rub more. Also, I've heard the ride is really rough with 19's and a drop.

FYI, I have 19X8.5 and 19X9.5
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What size tires are you all that have 19x8.5 in the front and 19x9.5 in the back? And how much do they rub? I found a good wheel package but i'm afraid the back tire will be too wide and rub the fenders.

And here is the link to the wheels, if anyone happens to have a picture of them on a car. They are axis hg-11. http://www.wheeldiscount.com/product.phtml?p=407
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Old 08-16-2005, 11:53 PM   #15
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What is the best way with dropping it without loosing the great handling?

Or I'll do what lgrogan116 on his a4 + bmw.
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What size tires are you all that have 19x8.5 in the front and 19x9.5 in the back? And how much do they rub? I found a good wheel package but i'm afraid the back tire will be too wide and rub the fenders.

And here is the link to the wheels, if anyone happens to have a picture of them on a car. They are axis hg-11. http://www.wheeldiscount.com/product.phtml?p=407
I have 235/35s in the front and 235/45s in the back
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thanks bor how much is a new suspension gonna put me out??
UPDATE: I just lowered my car last weekend...and It looks MUCH better. It's as perfect as it can get, the wheel well wraps perfectly around the tire and it doesn't rub at all...I'm running 235/35/19's in the front and 245/35/19's in the back with rolled fenders in the back. If the back tire was a centimeter wider it would rub, but it is perfect as is....if I ran 255's I would be rubbing...I'll post pics when i get the chance...
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Old 08-25-2005, 02:40 PM   #18
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I went to HW Motorsports in Garden Grove, Ca....they charged me $400 for H$R's + installation + alignment
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I went to HW Motorsports in Garden Grove, Ca....they charged me $400 for H$R's + installation + alignment
I would pay that for a drop after i get my rims...Not too bad...hmmmmmmm
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