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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

lower it!
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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...


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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, 12:33 PM   #6
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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, 12:38 PM   #7
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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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Old 08-09-2005, 02:14 PM   #9
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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, 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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Old 08-11-2005, 08:49 PM   #13
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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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Old 08-17-2005, 10:05 AM   #16
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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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Old 08-17-2005, 10:02 PM   #17
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stock sport suspension, it doesn't look too bad IMO but I am gonna lower it just to get rid of the gap
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Old 08-17-2005, 11:25 PM   #18
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The wheels i'm looking at come with tires that are for the Front 245/35/19 and Rear 275/30/19. Anyone run the same size as that? I'm just concerned it will rub majorly.
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Old 08-17-2005, 11:50 PM   #19
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You need at least a slight drop... 19's will make your car appear even more lifted.
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My cab isn't dropped in my sig, but I have since dropped it and it looks way better.
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