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GraSSRooTs Mar 17, 6:17pm - #127571 

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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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Sara
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Sara Mar 17, 6:26pm - #127572 

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Drop and rims

Some of the ugliest things took the longest time to make
And some of the easiest habits are the hardest one's to break!!!
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FPcelica Mar 17, 6:27pm - #127573 
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i think itll look ok... i like the stock 16's

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Sultan Mar 17, 6:39pm - #127574 

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1 - drop

2 - rims

3 - kit

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RoMkApOmKa Mar 17, 6:45pm - #127575 

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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"..
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caldebe Mar 17, 7:12pm - #127576 
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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
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trog2233 Mar 17, 7:16pm - #127577 

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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
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tru_Asiatik_Pride Mar 17, 7:39pm - #127578 

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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
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anGeLLe Mar 17, 7:54pm - #127579 

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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?
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celimangts17
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celimangts17 Mar 17, 8:02pm - #127580 

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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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Bakablo1 Mar 17, 10:05pm - #127581 
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id go with kit, gives the car a brand new look thumbsup thumbsup
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BaTMaN_4 Mar 17, 11:59pm - #127582 

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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.
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celicaTRDgts Mar 18, 12:07am - #127583 

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rims and drop first grin

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CeLlYgT04 Mar 18, 1:52am - #127584 

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No doubt that the rims and drop should be done first...Then get that kit thumbsup
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ToiletPaper Mar 18, 3:49am - #127585 
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Originally Posted by Sultan
1 - drop

2 - rims

3 - kit

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