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 New rims, tires, and a decision to make

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SScarlett_Caprice

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PostSubject: New rims, tires, and a decision to make    Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:17 am

Finally got my N97s mounted (one of my old tires had a catastrophic failure) The new tires are general 225/70s, i think their a great fit.

Im thinking of lowering it on impala springs, but every other time i look at it i change my mind, to me it has an old-school muscle car stance kind of sitting up, but it would almost tuck tire if i lowered it. I just dont want it to rub anywhere. I could leave the suspension alone and get some bigger exhaust tips.... or start saving up for tints.... or.... scratch any thoughts?

please blatantly ignore the fact that i have no front center caps, my rims didnt come with enough bolts to put them all on. Anyone know where i can get more?



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PostSubject: Re: New rims, tires, and a decision to make    Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:25 am

I think the current ride height works better with the taller profile tires, especially if you went back to stockers for the winter or anything like that.

I thought mine would look weird with the SS wheels and tires on there and stock springs, but it looks fine and I actually prefer the way it looks now (on my car anyway), I don't think I'd lower it!

Either way, I'd devote cash to other things you want to do first, you can always lower it later on if you want.
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PostSubject: Re: New rims, tires, and a decision to make    Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:21 am

SScarlett_Caprice wrote:

please blatantly ignore the fact that i have no front center caps, my rims didnt come with enough bolts to put them all on. Anyone know where i can get more?

Pretty sure you could hit the hardware store and get some stainless hex head bolts.....that's what Timmy did Cool
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PostSubject: Re: New rims, tires, and a decision to make    Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:44 am

When was the last tune up? If needed, tend to the small stuff 1st. Nice tips btw. (no homo)
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