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Old 04-10-2009, 03:28 PM   #1
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Hi just a quick question about wheels,I was thinking about going 18in for my ZX5,wanted to know if bigger tires would get rid of that space between the tire and wheel well,it annoys me.IDK if I would need a lower kit to get what I want


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total diameter of your tires wont change by getting new rims. invest in a good Lowering kit. the FRPP kit would probabaly be good for you. 18" wheels will just make you have rubber band tires
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getting the FRPP kit would lower the car to the wheels?
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not quite but pretty close i have pics up of my 09 around here and so do a lot of others just look around the showroom a bit or search for frpp kit and your bound to find someone with your year and frpp
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Yes, getting larger tires would fill the gap, but this would affect your speedometer and odometer since they are both calibrated for a stock diameter tire. with a largerdiameter tire you would be travelling faster than your speedo reads and the cops will be all over you. Been there, done that, paid for the tickets and extra insurance premiums.

Lowering the car is a better solution for filling the gap, and new rims sure look pretty! I'd get 17" instead of 18" if you are interested in keeping your fillings in place... rough ride with low profile tires!
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lower the car and u will lose the gap. getting bigger wheels does change anything.
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