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 Post subject: what to do first
Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:12 pm 
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is it best to lower your car before or after you buy new rims
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 Post subject: Re: what to do first
Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:40 pm 
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Before, you may find you need the guards rolled and its better to chew the old tyre then roll then than find out you need to roll them because they are cheing your new tyres.

 

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 Post subject: Re: what to do first
Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:30 pm 
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I would have said to buy your rims first then lower your car. If you are going up in size on the rim you will find the car tends to sit higher so best to see where it is at its highest then measure it up to lower it. Unless you are putting on some really wide rims i wouldnt have thought rubbing would be an issue on standard suspension

 

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 Post subject: Re: what to do first
Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:31 pm 
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i would buy rims then lower... but i always do the opposite because its cheaper to lower...
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 Post subject: Re: what to do first
Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:46 pm 
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dc_todd wrote:
Before, you may find you need the guards rolled and its better to chew the old tyre then roll then than find out you need to roll them because they are cheing your new tyres.

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I need to roll my guards before even thinking about getting new rims.
Definitely lower first.

 

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 Post subject: Re: what to do first
Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:33 am 
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well iam split :shock:
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 Post subject: Re: what to do first
Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:44 am 
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i prefer to lower first, only because i think cars look strange when they're stock height with rims but still look good lowered on stock wheels

 

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