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Ok, how odd would it look if I bolted on 18's, but didn't lower the car? 1 being ok and 10 being BIG FOOT. I don't think I've ever seen a setup like that. Thanks
 

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ThrillKill - 5/12/2005 11:32 PM

Ok, how odd would it look if I bolted on 18's, but didn't lower the car? 1 being ok and 10 being BIG FOOT. I don't think I've ever seen a setup like that. Thanks

Hell it would be fine, MB does it all the time, waaay normal.....I know that's probably not what you were hoping for.......lol
 

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Then why lower it anyway......coolness factor? Would it look like it does now just bigger wheels? I can't picture it.
 

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If you look at all the CLK's on ebay I'm sure you can find a few that have 18 inch wheels on them. Most people lower cause they go with a lower profile tire, which then leaves the illusion of a lot of fender space. So, if you went with 18's just keep the factory tire specs for that rim and it will look ok.
 

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DanStubbs - 5/13/2005 12:53 AM

If you look at all the CLK's on ebay I'm sure you can find a few that have 18 inch wheels on them. Most people lower cause they go with a lower profile tire, which then leaves the illusion of a lot of fender space. So, if you went with 18's just keep the factory tire specs for that rim and it will look ok.
uh ya right
 

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put the 18's on till you have some extra money for some suspension mods then drop it. Otherwise you can put some 35's or 40's ... low pro's tires and should match up with oem specs.
 

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if you're gonna drop it make sure that you get the shocks too , you see what happened to brooklyn's car and mine and alot of others ( 3 page post is somewhere here ) .. i damaged my $3500 wheels really bad but not adding shocks when i dropped it , now i have to pay $850 to get my wheels fixed and i know they will never be the same ... don't make the same mistake

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I have 18" on my ride with stock suspension. running 245/40 tires all the way around. the fender gap isnt too bad and the ride quality is the same as stock, search this forum for pics of my car so you know what it looks like
 

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Thanks Castor. That was what i was getting at. I drive 100 miles a day, and rubbing or bottoming out would be unacceptable. I'll look for those pics.
 

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Im gonna do the same thing Thrill, 18s and no drop with 40s around
 

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hi chaps... i got 18s on mine with standard suspension.... im running 235/40/ 18 0n the front & 265/ 35/ 18 on the back..... it looks fab... i hope to get some piccys on very soon..[:D]
 

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stuey - 5/13/2005 2:53 PM

hi chaps... i got 18s on mine with standard suspension.... im running 235/40/ 18 0n the front & 265/ 35/ 18 on the back..... it looks fab... i hope to get some piccys on very soon..[:D]

Bust out those pics so we can see, Stuart.
 

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Ive got 18s with 235/40 tires on stock suspension. I don't like the wheel gap, so I will be lowering it real soon. However, the ride quality isn't bad, it's still pretty close to stock, even with the low pro tires. CHeck my profile to see a picture of how it looks.
 

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ThrillKill - 5/13/2005 3:27 PM

stuey - 5/13/2005 2:53 PM

hi chaps... i got 18s on mine with standard suspension.... im running 235/40/ 18 0n the front & 265/ 35/ 18 on the back..... it looks fab... i hope to get some piccys on very soon..[:D]

Bust out those pics so we can see, Stuart.

OH MAN, no you didn't............rotflmao
 

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stuey - 5/14/2005 8:53 PM

hi chaps... i got 18s on mine with standard suspension.... im running 235/40/ 18 0n the front & 265/ 35/ 18 on the back..... it looks fab... i hope to get some piccys on very soon..[:D]
Running the exact same, will take some pics tomorrow. (better clean the car)
 

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OMFG!I was looking at the same rims....Fittapaldi? I thought I was gonna be different. rotfflmao.
 
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