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Old 06-02-2002, 09:01 PM   #1
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Question Lowering your car...

I am getting 17's or 18's this summer on my non-sp car. I really don't want to lower it cause it just complicates it and I dont think my dad would be to happy about it. I put my friend's 17's off his e36 m3 and it looked fine. My question is, if I were to get 18's, would it look really weird if I didn't lower it? Would the gap between the tire and the fender that I have with my 16's (about 4.5 fingers) be the same or lower? And could I change this with the size of tires I get? TIA
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Old 06-02-2002, 09:03 PM   #2
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Yes it will look wierd without lowering. But you can get a kit that just loweres a little.
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It will looks better with the 18s, but there still be gap between your tire and fender. There's nothing you can do beside lower the car. YOu can get thicker tires, but I recommend you go with the correct size like 225/40/18, or 235/40/18.
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Will the gap decrease with bigger wheels? Like right now I have 16's, and its a 4.5 finger gap. Will the 18's decrease to like 3.5 fingers, assuming correct tire size...
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