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Old March 14th, 2009, 11:21 PM   #1
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Wheel size affect drops?

I am planning to drop my car but I am keeping the stock 15" wheels. How does this affect the drop vs a bigger tire?

More finger gap or less?
I become lower to the ground vs if I were using bigger wheels?
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Old March 15th, 2009, 09:27 AM   #2
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Not sure if I'm reading your post right.

What dimensions are changing of a bigger tire are we talking about? Added width while keep the same sidewall ratio or what...? Assuming the sidewalls are bigger than the original tires, the wheel gap will be lessened but not by much and gap dependent on the tire dimensions.

However, with the same spring height, the extra sidewall will make you a tad bid higher off the ground too. Again, it depends on the tire dimensions.

Good thing you're dropping BEFORE getting new wheels.
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Old March 15th, 2009, 10:07 AM   #3
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Not sure if I'm reading your post right.

What dimensions are changing of a bigger tire are we talking about? Added width while keep the same sidewall ratio or what...? Assuming the sidewalls are bigger than the original tires, the wheel gap will be lessened but not by much and gap dependent on the tire dimensions.

However, with the same spring height, the extra sidewall will make you a tad bid higher off the ground too. Again, it depends on the tire dimensions.

Good thing you're dropping BEFORE getting new wheels.

why is it better to drop before gettin new wheels/? im plannin on doing both at same time in a couple weeks, is there something i should know?

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Old March 15th, 2009, 03:34 PM   #4
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Well, a lot of people just get new bigger wheels and forget/don't care or just delay their suspension. Bigger wheels on stock height with massive wheel gap looks ridiculous b/c the smaller tire sidewall creates the illusion of an even BIGGER gap. Looks like SH1T.

Just my $0.02.
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Old March 15th, 2009, 06:19 PM   #5
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Ur post is a little hard to understand what ur asking.But for example..
I just changed from 19" tucking all the way around..to 17s,and had a 2"
gap even from my previous tucking drop I had with my 19s so i had to lower it 2"more to tuck my 17s..and i scrape frame in some areas i drive now.
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Old March 15th, 2009, 06:46 PM   #6
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its more about tire size then rim size. Because you can run 15s with alot of beef and 18s with low pro tires and they will be the same size
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