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Old 10-11-2013, 09:41 PM   #1
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I need some advice. I have a conv 330ci conv. Does anybody think that 19" rims, that are staggered will fit and ride somewhat nice. I know it will not be the same as the stock 17's, but will it be close?

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Old 10-11-2013, 09:50 PM   #2
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you will need some spacers or rear tires will rub
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Spacers? Sorry, I not that schooled regarding cars, I will look it up on google. Thanks! Do you think the rim shop can do that for me?
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Oh, I see, like a big washer for the rotar
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Not those. I had a specialty shop do something more custom, they had to add 1 1/2 in. rubber bushings around the shocks and that did it.
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about how much did that hit you? if you don't mind me asking
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honestly I don't remember. it was back in 08'
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Once you have that bushing to go around the shocks, you need to remove both to install and rebolt down, all depends on shop labor cost
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Not sure where the assumption that spacers are necessary, but there are certainly wheels that will fit without needing any additional hardware. 19x8.5 ET35/19x9.5 ET45 can fit pretty easily, and won't need any spacers. As long as your tire sizing is correct, you shouldn't get any rubbing either.

As far as the ride quality goes between the 17s and 19s, you will definitely notice that you get more feedback from the road.
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