thanks celicat23, I like the way those look a lot. If I were to get 19s, is there anything else I would need to do besides lowering the car and calibrating the speedometer? A friend of mine said with rims that big I might have to have the fenders rolled, true?
You don't NEED to get your speedo calibrated. Sure, the speedo will be a BIT off - but it's not like when it shows 50 you're really going 60 or something like that.
Getting your fenders rolled depends on what offset you go with. You'd need your fenders rolled with 15" rims if they're the wrong offset.
I have 8,5x19" rims with a 30 offset, and 235/35 tyres, and the car is lowered 2.4" front / 2.75" rear and there are no problems. SOME times, on full lock, the front tyres rub slightly against the plastic infront of the torpedowall. And if I just glued that plastic in place, it would never rub at all. But it rubs so little, and only on full lock, that I don't care, and havn't bothered to take the time to do anything about it.
With 19" rims and 35 profile tyres + a 1.6" drop the car will sit about (ever so slightly lower) the same height off the ground as the car does with the stock rims and springs. So the absolute MINIMUM you HAVE to drop your car if you're going for 19's with a 35 profile tyre is a 1.5/1.6" drop, or it'll look real stupid (trust me, I saw that on my own car).
And you need to understand that it will be a firm/hard ride.