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#1 (permalink) Old 02-10-2004, 05:22 PM
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I have 16's now but I am getting 18's in the spring. I was curious what the difference in feel I should expect & if you guys think I will NEED to lower it.
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As with any tire with a lower profile, you will feel the road more. If you are going with a wider tire, your steering will feel a wee bit laboured at first (until you get accustomed to it) as there is more tire in contact with the pavement hence more resistance. Lowering is a personal preferance but unsightly wheel gap takes away from pimpin rims IMO. Lowering will further stiffen your cush ride but will obviously lower the centre of gravity hence improving your cars handling.

With any mod, espeically lowering, make sure you take it to a good shop.

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to be honest I don't want to lower it because the car is leased and I don't want to pay to lower it then put it back. Are skit kits expensive I figure at least if I got that I could just take it off and put it on my new one when I get it.
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