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Old 03-21-2009, 05:31 AM   #1
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Idea on new wheels and springs.

hi, im considering selling my inovits and buying some dare wheels.
im also gong to lower my car, i was thinking 35mm front and rear - Koni Springs? or Red spring to do with Red lip if i get it ?

What ya think about it?


^ these are the wheels.


I was thinking of getting these, then have powdercoated Matt black, maybe with a red lip.


Comments and opinions please?



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unless ur car is black w/ red trim, i wouldn't powdercoat them and use the red pinstrip. but thats IMHO.
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^^ Same here. Try to always stick to the "theme" of your car.
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I like the wheels. Nice simple design and looks beefy at the same time. I wouldn/t go with anything more than a 1.5" drop. This seems to be a good compromise between looks and minimizing rubbing issues. A lot will, however, depend on the offset of the wheels. Try to get 45mm or larger offset if its available. Also get new shocks with the lowering springs. Shorter stiffer springs require shorter firmer shocks. Stock length shocks will be damaged sooner than later and will not effectively dampen the stiffer springs.
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those rims look nice
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I like the wheels. Nice simple design and looks beefy at the same time. I wouldn/t go with anything more than a 1.5" drop. This seems to be a good compromise between looks and minimizing rubbing issues. A lot will, however, depend on the offset of the wheels. Try to get 45mm or larger offset if its available. Also get new shocks with the lowering springs. Shorter stiffer springs require shorter firmer shocks. Stock length shocks will be damaged sooner than later and will not effectively dampen the stiffer springs.
Yes im lowering it 35mm, u mean off set so they stick out?
Im only lowering buy 35mm so i dont need new shocks, it says. but i will eventurlly.


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Yes im lowering it 35mm, u mean off set so they stick out?
Im only lowering buy 35mm so i dont need new shocks, it says. but i will eventurlly.


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Ideal wheel offset for a lowered Focus is 45 to 49mm. Go less and, yes, you're pushing the tire/wheel closer to the fender lip and the risk of rubbing grows. Sorry, if you're on stock or OEM replacement shocks, they won't last long at all and will not effectively dampen a stiffer and shorter lowering spring. You may get improved looks but handling and performance will suffer. Its also false economics not to add new shocks with the new springs. You can buy complete kits (shocks and springs) for far less then buying them separately.
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