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    well guys the car is only 2 days old and i can't leave it stock. i am gonna add some performance upgrades but first i mus lower with some rims. now before anyone blasts i did a search and i didn't find anything to specific of what i want to know. first of all can i lower with 20's? will the increased size of wheels rob me of some performance, or even though larger they will still be lighter/wider and actually help performance? i was gonna go with a conservative eibach spring kit and put some hre 546 black with a polished lip. played out or not that will look absolutely breathtaking. can i go staggered without chopping anything up or doing any major modification? and if so how wide can i go in fornt/ back? so that is my list of demanding questions, and i am very greatful for any feedback. thanks in advance to all who respond.

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    Re: help with wheels & lowering

    Quote Originally Posted by mj23
    well guys the car is only 2 days old and i can't leave it stock. i am gonna add some performance upgrades but first i mus lower with some rims. now before anyone blasts i did a search and i didn't find anything to specific of what i want to know. first of all can i lower with 20's? will the increased size of wheels rob me of some performance, or even though larger they will still be lighter/wider and actually help performance? i was gonna go with a conservative eibach spring kit and put some hre 546 black with a polished lip. played out or not that will look absolutely breathtaking. can i go staggered without chopping anything up or doing any major modification? and if so how wide can i go in fornt/ back? so that is my list of demanding questions, and i am very greatful for any feedback. thanks in advance to all who respond.

    First off, i'm down with the Black wheels, they look sick, and always will.

    Our front end guy just put a set of Eibach springs on a V,...the car had 20's(all wrong for the car, but whatever, very heavy ) and the only place it rubbed was on a bad dip in the road, on the left front wheel. Other then that, it was good. Honestly, if you want my opinion, and your gonna spend the money on HRE's,..you might as well call Mallet and ask them about there mini tub kit. No not cheap but, the abolute best way to go to fit the most amount of rubber underneath your car.

    http://www.mallettcars.com/images/ct...ck-565x307.jpg

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    Re: help with wheels & lowering

    You could put 22" rims and have no rubbing issues, as long as the tire and wheel width and offset was same as stock.

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    Re: help with wheels & lowering

    You will also need to chnage out the shocks and I gather that pretty expensive as well. We have some fancy type of self leveling shocks in our cars and new springs alone will NOT lower the car.

    Although I generally LIKE 20's, I think our car NEEDS to be lowered or else things don't look right for my money.

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    Re: help with wheels & lowering

    Our front end guy just put a set of Eibach springs on a V,...
    V-Tech, what shocks is your shop using?

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    yes i agree. i was thinking some wide staggered 19's would look more sporty instead of more bling.

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    Re: help with wheels & lowering

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    V-Tech, what shocks is your shop using?

    The owner of this particular car, just wanted to springs. So,..that car retained the stock shocks. The parts that we get are not all up to me. They are left to the parts manager. I have mentioned shocks to him, and he told me about the performance GM option'd shock package. I havent had alot of time to research yet, but i'll look into it. Personally i'd like to see something a little more hard core. Someone emailed me about a set of HAL's they were possiably going to get there hands on. Any Ideas?

    KONI/HAL/tokiko/etc etc?

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    Re: help with wheels & lowering

    I'd go with a 19", with maybe a 9" width front, and an 11" or wider rear. Mini tubbed ofcourse. I like the HRE look but, FIKSE is the ligest, badest wheel out their.

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    yeah i talked to the guy at my local shop and he said that he could do just the eibach springs kit and hre 20'' and thats all it would take. no cutting spacing or anything. the was gonna go 9inch in the front and 10inch in the rear. is this too good to be true? and even with a custom 3 piece wheel won't they still be lighter than the stock wheels therefore not hindering performance?

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    and with the wider rubber and lowering i think it will handle better, i am just concerned about the wheels being heavier and hindering acceleration.

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    Well, I bit the bullet.. I bought a set of 19's today.. 6 weeks and counting!

    I cant wait..:drinker

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    Quote Originally Posted by lasstss
    Well, I bit the bullet.. I bought a set of 19's today.. 6 weeks and counting!

    I cant wait..:drinker
    Me, too. iForged Aero's. 19x9 and 19x10's. Polished to compliment the grille on my black V. :coolgleam

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    Re: help with wheels & lowering

    I know wheels are a subjective thing and an expensive option but I like this outfits wheels. Im low on the bling scale so polished wheels are out.

    Check them out.

    http://www.dpengineering.cc/

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    Re: help with wheels & lowering

    I liked every wheel on the site except the R20. Every single wheel on there looked first class not overdone and not underdone. Just right. You made a wise choice. :coolgleam

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    Re: help with wheels & lowering

    Nice looking wheels. I'm kinda poor, so I ordered the iforged retro 20's 8.5 front and 10in on the rears, with gloss black and a polished lip.

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