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 Post subject: ride height and rims advice
Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:05 pm 
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had my car lowered a while ago...the mechanic asked me if i was going to put rims onto my car so he could lower it accordingly, i said no at the time...was on the stock factory wheels when it got lowered.

and here i am planning on getting new rims now. lol

he said it was just below tickford height. What size rims can I put on? 17"? bigger?

I also need some recommendations for some Rims for the front. I want them to be black or grey. And look cool. Keep in mind ill be running stockies at the back. Is this dangerous?

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Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:29 pm 
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why do you want to run stockies on the back???????????? (fully sick burnouts or something lol)
if your going to do that there is no point getting wheels to make the car look better..
as it will look like crap with mags on the front and stockies on the back..

and ive heard it is now illegal to run odd size rims from front to rear in some states..??
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Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:55 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
why do you want to run stockies on the back???????????? (fully sick burnouts or something lol)
if your going to do that there is no point getting wheels to make the car look better..
as it will look like crap with mags on the front and stockies on the back..

and ive heard it is now illegal to run odd size rims from front to rear in some states..??


I just like the look.

Dunno if its legal.

If its not I guess I will get mags for all wheels. so what mags would you suggest and is my car too low?
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Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:26 am 
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17's are the max for your car im pretty sure. And i think it's for all states running diff size wheel on either front or rear.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:58 am 
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I have been told this.. not sure if it is an accurate guide but it was like

90% of average wheel and tyre packages are as followed;

14 and 16 = same diameter

15 and 17 = same diameter

16 and 18 = same diameter

so in theory you should be fine not touching the lowarderedness of your car aslong as you run 17s no bigger. BUT stockies on rear is GAY!!! like techno viking gay

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:05 am 
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Froudey wrote:
BUT stockies on rear is GAY!!! like techno viking gay


You just had to mention him did u.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:47 am 
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Froudey wrote:
I have been told this.. not sure if it is an accurate guide but it was like

90% of average wheel and tyre packages are as followed;

14 and 16 = same diameter

15 and 17 = same diameter

16 and 18 = same diameter

so in theory you should be fine not touching the lowarderedness of your car aslong as you run 17s no bigger. BUT stockies on rear is GAY!!! like techno viking gay



15 and 18's are the same!

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:03 am 
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Depends on what size tyres you are running.... Remember that it will also effects your insurance, think its something like 25mm wider than standard and the overall rolling diameter no more than 15mm more than standard. But dont quote me on that. Thats for Vic anyway. :D
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Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:23 am 
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BAXLS03 wrote:
Remember that it will also effects your insurance :D


approx how much?

btw lets just scrap the stockies idea then. ill just save up more and get 4 tyres and rims 17".

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Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:42 pm 
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ive got kings supers in front and ultras in the rear of my ef and i got 19's... just had to roll the front guards a bit to stop the rubbing
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Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:35 am 
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Mate, if you want to run stockies on the back, sell your Falcon, and go and buy a VL Commodore.

You will fit right in!!!!

It looks absolutely crap!!!

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Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:01 pm 
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I found this website http://www.wheels2u.com.au he sells pre au wheels or you can try http://www.jackbakertyres.com.au/wheel_ ... heels.html.

Hope this helps!!!
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Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:17 am 
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Running stockies on the back will attract the cops as well and im sure they will give you some defects and wreck your day.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:55 pm 
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im buying a 18' tyre and wheel package for $1700 pick them up on friday or saturday
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