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Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 7:23 pm 
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Just a Q to anyone with 19" wheels.... what are they like on the road are they ok would you go to 19" or just 18", any info would be good about the subject Thanx :evil:
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Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 7:32 pm 
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fuzion used to have 19's. Because of the reduced side wall height they are rougher, but i guess thats the price you pay? Theyre also more expensive, as are the tyres!

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 8:36 pm 
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!9's are getting fairly mainstream now.
As said they are a little rougher due to the low sidewall tyres and of course then u have to be careful of potholes.
I sell rims for a job and after all the cars i've seen, i'd definately go the 19's. As they become more popular the tyres will come down slightly too.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 12:20 am 
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Ive 19x8s all round...think they look great...they are a slightly rougher ride but ive spent abit on a good suspension setup so mine isnt as severe as some lowered cars.....only dramas was gurads had to be rolled otherwise too much scrubbing occured with high speed corning or dips in the road

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 8:56 pm 
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Thanx Guys, would you reconmend to get the guards rolled does anyone else have that problem and had to roll them, what they like the 19" besides ruffer but do they stick well to also what it cost to get them rolled and where at Thanx Again :evil:
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Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 10:06 pm 
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Yeah they do ride rougher than a smaller sized rim and tyre.
I had to get mine lipped, and it has definately worked. Any panel beater and most wheels shops will do it, or you can try yourself.
If you want any more info on doing it yourself, let me know and i can give you some info.
Pics in my gallery if you want to see the size of them on the car. I'm sure a few other guys on here would have some pics for you to look at in their gallery, to judge the size and look.
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Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 10:15 pm 
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Dude id just go the 18's. But if its looks ur after go the 19'S.
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Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 10:59 am 
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mate has 19's on his ef fairmont he said you get used to the ride we had to hammer the lip on the inside of the guard in (but we also had to with my 17's so) but the only complaint i have had from him is that he wishs he went 20's i reckon go for it mate
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Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 11:54 am 
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i went from 17s to 18s... not much ride difference.. prob shoulda done 19s...bu :lol: t then i would want 20s.. ahh stuff it! go 22s!! hehe! wheel sizes are like engines... u always want more..

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:24 pm 
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Fordfreak Did you get your gaurds rolled when you had the 18"s put on?

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:51 am 
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no... didnt have them lipped... mayby a should though... the rear tyres are fine... no scrubbing.. but the front ones do if im turning into a driveway either side and the drive way has a lil elevation to it... i have to slow down n go in gently... but 99% of the other time im driving... no probs!... my thre size is 235/40/18 all round..

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:29 pm 
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if u want 19s man id get the rolled regrdless espescially if u know any painters or panel beaters.....i got mine done nice and cheap...the only cost is if u do find they are scrubbing bad and they have to roll them a fair bit particularly the front quater panels that the wheel arch some times cracks and then the gurads need repinting....too bad u didnt get this done before that wicked respray

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:48 pm 
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Any1 know where i can get guards rolled from besides Tempe Tyres Thanx :evil:
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Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:54 pm 
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This what im sorta after, looks ok in Shadow Chrome hey :evil:

 

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:30 pm 
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Meh, 18s are big enough for EF/EL's without a body kit.

 

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