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Old 05-25-2009, 08:02 PM
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thinking of getting smaller rims

im thinking of replacing my 17s with 15s so i can lower my car more. what is yalls thoughts on me doing this? also any ideas on new rims? here it is as of now.
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Re: thinking of getting smaller rims

do it. i hated the ride with my 17's. 16's are a good compromise tho, that'll be the size of my next rim purchase.
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Re: thinking of getting smaller rims

idk about 15's but im getting some aftermarket 16's so i can keep the new tires that are on my car already, lower it some and call it quits but id think twice about 15's because you might regret the look if you dont have it slammmmmeed, or are running 4x4 tires.
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Re: thinking of getting smaller rims

Can somebody please explain how running 15s will allow you to lower the car more? In 99.72% of cases the tyre size on the 17-inch rim is close enough to the stock tire size (as in rolling circumference, so to keep the speedometer accurate) so when you fit 15s the tyre size will be the same?
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Re: thinking of getting smaller rims

Brash... people don't think... or are not well educated on the subject.

If you get 15's your tire size is going to make it basically the same size as your 17's with the tires on them. say you get 205/55r15... they are close to the same size as 205/40r17.

But in my opionion 17's are a weee big on our 4th gens anyway... but of course that's what my goldies were. My bronz wheels are 16" and the next set I get will also be 16"

I considered 15 but I would only do 15" is if it was for stock SE wheels...
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Re: thinking of getting smaller rims

i say go for 15"s with 205/50 tires
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Re: thinking of getting smaller rims

i prefer 15s to 17s on a 4th gen but 16s are better imo
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Re: thinking of getting smaller rims

205/50r15 will slow his car down and will look kinda small... and it's not going to help any on the lowering.
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Re: thinking of getting smaller rims

just get your stock rims untill you know for sure what it is you want.

i went with something really light wieght on my 17s an i love them
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Re: thinking of getting smaller rims

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205/50r15 will slow his car down and will look kinda small... and it's not going to help any on the lowering.
O'Rly?
205/50=better 0-60
205/55= better top speed
^ by like .0002+/- second

i have 205/50/15
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Re: thinking of getting smaller rims

compairing tire sizes with an H23 trans with a 7000rpm rev limit top speeds

205/55r15:
1st gear 35.26
2nd gear 62.8
3rd gear 88.35
4th gear 112.79
5th gear 143.62

205/50r15:

1st gear 34.07
2nd gear 60.67
3rd gear 85.35
4th gear 108.96
5th gear 138.75
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Re: thinking of getting smaller rims

now do H22a4
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Re: thinking of getting smaller rims

i really dont care about what size 15s just popped in my mind. all i want is to go another inch lower. could i do that if i got rid of my tires i have right now and got some with a smaller sidewall height??? right now i have 225 45 17.
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Re: thinking of getting smaller rims

In theory yes. But it will throw your speedometer accuracy out the window. And don't even think about coming in here and whinging that you got pinged for speeding because nobody cares.
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Re: thinking of getting smaller rims

if i were you, i would get a nice, clean, not over done body kit. keep the rims, and just get a body kit. but if you want to keep it original, 16's
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Re: thinking of getting smaller rims

ive considered a body kit but cars with kits arenty really dds.
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now do H22a4
It doesn't matter if its on an h22 or h23 the taller diameter still is the fastest on each gear.
I'm not taking the time to do it right now.

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ive considered a body kit but cars with kits arenty really dds.
just don't go overboard on it. if you get a simple one, you can still get around town without looking like your there to race...
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Re: thinking of getting smaller rims

im not worried about that. im worried about all the pot holes and other random crap in my town.
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