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Re-Thinking Putting 18s on... #127571 Mar 17, 10:17am Mar 17, 10:17am
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Re-Thinking Putting 18s on...
Over the past few months all I have done is think about the next big-money mod I want to do... I was thinking Rims and a Drop next... But now I'm rethinking rims because some people I have talked to around here say replacing rims is asking for problems (I live in New England, bad weather as most of you probably know). But then I also think getting a body kit will look weird if I'm rolling on 16s.

My question now is... Do you think a body kit and a drop will look weird on stock 16s? Or should I go all out, get the drop and rims first, then do a body kit.


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Re: Re-Thinking Putting 18s on... [Re: GraSSRooTs] #127572 Mar 17, 10:26am Mar 17, 10:26am
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Drop and rims


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And some of the easiest habits are the hardest one's to break!!!
Re: Re-Thinking Putting 18s on... [Re: Sara] #127573 Mar 17, 10:27am Mar 17, 10:27am
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i think itll look ok... i like the stock 16's


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Re: Re-Thinking Putting 18s on... [Re: GraSSRooTs] #127574 Mar 17, 10:39am Mar 17, 10:39am
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1 - drop

2 - rims

3 - kit


Re: Re-Thinking Putting 18s on... [Re: Sultan] #127575 Mar 17, 10:45am Mar 17, 10:45am
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Agreed with the post above.
P.S.Body kit and 16" will look ok, but not that good as 17"-18"..

Re: Re-Thinking Putting 18s on... [Re: GraSSRooTs] #127576 Mar 17, 11:12am Mar 17, 11:12am
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I live in Boston drive my car on the weekends and have no problems and i have 19s with ground control coilovers

Re: Re-Thinking Putting 18s on... [Re: GraSSRooTs] #127577 Mar 17, 11:16am Mar 17, 11:16am
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i live in Pittsburgh...the worst roads in the US lol...its its not bad on 18s...of course like any rim you gotta be careful thumbsup

Re: Re-Thinking Putting 18s on... [Re: Sultan] #127578 Mar 17, 11:39am Mar 17, 11:39am
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Originally Posted by Sultan
1 - drop

2 - rims

3 - kit


agreed, just try to get thicker tires for more protection and dont drive crazy if you know ur in a bad road grin

Re: Re-Thinking Putting 18s on... [Re: GraSSRooTs] #127579 Mar 17, 11:54am Mar 17, 11:54am
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I would drop it first, modify you suspension (replacing struts & such accordingly, so that when you make other mods you'll be getting the most out of your investment) Then it's up to you on the rims or kit ...

What kind or rims and kit are you looking into?

Re: Re-Thinking Putting 18s on... [Re: GraSSRooTs] #127580 Mar 17, 12:02pm Mar 17, 12:02pm
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i have a body kit on stock 16s with no drop and it looks ok. i will eventually change them to 18s and a drop when i get enough cash.

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Re: Re-Thinking Putting 18s on... [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #127581 Mar 17, 2:05pm Mar 17, 2:05pm
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id go with kit, gives the car a brand new look thumbsup thumbsup

Re: Re-Thinking Putting 18s on... [Re: GraSSRooTs] #127582 Mar 17, 3:59pm Mar 17, 3:59pm
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I say get a kit and then see if it looks aight or not, because some kits look fine with 16s.

Re: Re-Thinking Putting 18s on... [Re: GraSSRooTs] #127583 Mar 17, 4:07pm Mar 17, 4:07pm
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rims and drop first grin


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Re: Re-Thinking Putting 18s on... [Re: GraSSRooTs] #127584 Mar 17, 5:52pm Mar 17, 5:52pm
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No doubt that the rims and drop should be done first...Then get that kit thumbsup

Re: Re-Thinking Putting 18s on... [Re: Sultan] #127585 Mar 17, 7:49pm Mar 17, 7:49pm
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Originally Posted by Sultan
1 - drop

2 - rims

3 - kit


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