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Mar 17, 11:17am - #127571 
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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Mar 17, 11:26am - #127572 
Drop and rims


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Mar 17, 11:27am - #127573 
i think itll look ok... i like the stock 16's


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Mar 17, 11:39am - #127574 
1 - drop

2 - rims

3 - kit


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Mar 17, 11:45am - #127575 
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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Mar 17, 12:12pm - #127576 
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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Mar 17, 12:16pm - #127577 
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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Mar 17, 12:39pm - #127578 
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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Mar 17, 12:54pm - #127579 
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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Mar 17, 1:02pm - #127580 
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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Mar 17, 3:05pm - #127581 
id go with kit, gives the car a brand new look thumbsup thumbsup

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Mar 17, 4:59pm - #127582 
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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Mar 17, 5:07pm - #127583 
rims and drop first grin


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Mar 17, 6:52pm - #127584 
No doubt that the rims and drop should be done first...Then get that kit thumbsup

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Mar 17, 8:49pm - #127585 
Originally Posted by Sultan
1 - drop

2 - rims

3 - kit


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