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Re: Lowering a 3!
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2007, 02:59:30 PM »

r u gettin 18's and lower it as well????


Yea, from what i've read on the us site there will be very little rubbing.
There much rubbing with yours?
What size tyres you got? (underworld)

I've got 225/40/18 for mine!


Ull kill urself If you lower it Plus add 18's to it man!!! there is very little space left when u put the rims, and if u lower it, u have to be MEGA MEGA careful on uneven road and dont let the car bounce too much... and yes, it mite be nearly impossible to carry loads of weight!!!!
I think I have 225/45 .. cnt check cuz my car's not with me.... probably will get it by tomorrow!!!!

ONE thing Ull notice,,, steering will be a bit harder, and your car will tend to pull to one side sometimes (mine pulls to the left most of the time).... IT wont be the same smooth 3.... but it will look 3++ lol. specially when u wax them and clean them,, OMG!!!
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Re: Lowering a 3!
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2007, 03:23:17 PM »
it shouldnt sway from right to left with the 225/40/18s..
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Re: Lowering a 3!
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2007, 03:37:13 PM »
it shouldnt sway from right to left with the 225/40/18s..

hmmm if it does??
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Re: Lowering a 3!
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2007, 06:48:22 PM »
Looks to be plenty of room to lower it with 18's lookin at these pics


and they look like a 45 profile so 40 will have more space.
Maybe hafta do without mud flaps but that'll be a small sacrifice!
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Re: Lowering a 3!
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2007, 07:14:16 PM »
here's a pic of a 3, lowered on rx8's taken from the .com site
not very close but you can get the idea.
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Re: Lowering a 3!
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2007, 08:07:58 PM »
true.. but might be worth getting stiffer dampers to prevent any mishaps..
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Re: Lowering a 3!
« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2007, 11:05:48 PM »
Yup, If needs must, the standard 16's will just be put back on until I have funds for a set of uprated dampers.
I'll have it well checked before takin it out on the road, thats for sure.
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Re: Lowering a 3!
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2007, 01:37:14 AM »
Looks to be plenty of room to lower it with 18's lookin at these pics

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Re: Lowering a 3!
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2007, 08:40:55 AM »
Looks to be plenty of room to lower it with 18's lookin at these pics

Underworld must just be big boned :D
Yep 50 Stones!!!!
And yeh, Ull b tempted to paint your calipers as well, as they will clearly be visible with the 18's, and you dont want it that colour ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Lowering a 3!
« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2007, 06:40:35 PM »
And yeh, Ull b tempted to paint your calipers as well, as they will clearly be visible with the 18's, and you dont want it that colour ;D ;D ;D
What colour did you do yours, or did u paint them?
I've some silver, red or black VHT (very high temp.) paint in the garage that i could use, red might be a bit too much though!
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Re: Lowering a 3!
« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2007, 07:51:25 PM »
And yeh, Ull b tempted to paint your calipers as well, as they will clearly be visible with the 18's, and you dont want it that colour ;D ;D ;D
What colour did you do yours, or did u paint them?
I've some silver, red or black VHT (very high temp.) paint in the garage that i could use, red might be a bit too much though!

not yet!! my brakes need to be changed soon, pads and disc I think.. I'll paint them when I take the pads out,.. Must be careful not to paint the discs loll!!!!! I'll Paint them Blue, WINNING BLUE!! LOLL
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Re: Lowering a 3!
« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2007, 07:55:33 PM »
And yeh, Ull b tempted to paint your calipers as well, as they will clearly be visible with the 18's, and you dont want it that colour ;D ;D ;D
What colour did you do yours, or did u paint them?
I've some silver, red or black VHT (very high temp.) paint in the garage that i could use, red might be a bit too much though!
Brembo red please! Would look good on a silver car, don't know about other colours

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Re: Lowering a 3!
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2007, 11:25:39 AM »
it shouldnt sway from right to left with the 225/40/18s..

OR 220/40/18???
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Re: Lowering a 3!
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2007, 11:25:39 AM »