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Old 10-14-2012, 03:36 PM   #141
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9" wheels are pretty aggressive. Without running flares 9s require lots of rolling, small tires, and quite a bit of camber. It's not impossible, but they're much easier to fit in the rear so maybe 8s up front would be a better option.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:39 PM   #142
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Definitely what Nick said.... If you can get a custom offset, that always helps too. I know a guy that runs 10" wide wheels on the back of his 08, and has no issues because they are the correct offset to his car.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:04 AM   #143
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I want to go wide with a bit of poke. Always could stagger it, 8 on the front and 9 on the rear. Have to do some more research on offset and other wheel terms. Still kind of a noob when it comes to that.

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Old 10-15-2012, 09:29 AM   #144
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Yeah I sold them back in July.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:08 AM   #145
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Damn those looked so good at SIF.
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:10 PM   #146
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Tried to post from my phone and failed. Time to start over!

Chiming in late because that's how I roll. I really like the look. If I didn't like it, I wouldn't do it to my car. Personally, I sometimes give myself a headache getting into the technicalities between slammed, stanced, dumped, etc. but they do have their distinct differences. There is no right or wrong way to do it, but there are cheaper/riskier and there are more expensive/safer ways. It depends on your confidence as a driver and what you can personally tolerate.

Driving a car that low, however, is something that will require a drastic change in your driving style. A lot of arguments against it revolve around ground clearance. If you aren't willing to take the risk of hitting something, then the style isn't for you. If you are afraid of breaking parts, then the style isn't for you. But if you adapt your driving style to being that low, you will hit and break things far less frequently.

Personal example:
My lowest point is about 2". I daily my car. Not only that, I use it for work as a delivery driver. When I first started doing it, I thought "Damn, I am not going to be able to deliver to places with speed bumps or steep inclines or this and that." And I have almost completely proven myself wrong. (I say almost because there are a very select few locations where I physically cannot deliver) You learn to get over things. You learn to get up inclines. You learn to get over speed bumps. And you learn to get over people talking trash.

Bottom line, it is your car, time, and money. Some people like to race their cars, and they do. Some people like to slam their cars, and they do. Some people like to hot glue sequins to their car and blast books on tape through their stereo, and they may or may not do that. But they are more than welcome to do that.

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Pattacular - i saw your ride in the ROTM competition for october. and i posted, almost verbatim, "your's is what i want my sedan to look like when it grows up" and i meant every word. i believe your stance is perfect. low and tucked with a little camber. i want to model mine after yours, but not hard enough to steal your entire look. with mine being red there are differences in certain areas that i will have. but all in all your stance is my goal.
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Pattacular - i saw your ride in the ROTM competition for october. and i posted, almost verbatim, "your's is what i want my sedan to look like when it grows up" and i meant every word. i believe your stance is perfect. low and tucked with a little camber. i want to model mine after yours, but not hard enough to steal your entire look. with mine being red there are differences in certain areas that i will have. but all in all your stance is my goal.
Thanks a lot man. Just takes patience. And I change wheels a lot, which means going through the whole set-up calculating and planning again. It's a science! Camber, I have -2 front and -3 back. I like the way it sits very much :)
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Thanks a lot man. Just takes patience. And I change wheels a lot, which means going through the whole set-up calculating and planning again. It's a science! Camber, I have -2 front and -3 back. I like the way it sits very much :)
It's gorgeous. Are you also running KSport coilovers?
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