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Ride Height and What Rims?

Discussion in 'VT - VX Holden Commodore (1997 - 2002)' started by TriK, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. TriK

    TriK New Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm looking at buying some new rims for my car which is a VT Series 2 Berlina,
    First thing is what type of rim do you think will suit the colour of my car best?
    Chromies (hope not)? Normal alloy kinda ones not real shiny? Shadow Chrome?

    Also if i upgrade from the stock rims will it increase my ride height? because i just scrape down on my drivewat at the moment...so im thinkin 1 or 2 cm's would be enough to stop the scraping.

    Thanks guys appreciate the help

    PS: if anyone has pictures of my colour car with rims on it id appreciate them too!
     

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    Bigger rims won't increase the height because the bigger the rim the lower the profile of the tyre making the diameter about the same as the stock tyres. That is if you go from 15inch to 17 inch, which legally, is all you can do anyway as far as I know. I'm sure I will be corrected if I'm wrong.
     
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    This is my rims (missing the caps) I personaly think VY SS rims would look great.
     

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    Hey Trik it needs to be dumped first as big rims look silly on stock ride height:p
     
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    Ahh ok thanks for clearing that up.

    Yea i have looked at VY SS previously also the ROH FURY and ones similar like yours which is the shape i was leaning towards. Thanks for the pic is helps a lot more than the virtual wheel thing on bobjane.com.au also what springs have you lowered yours on? how much did it cost? doesnt look too low which is what im after.

    "dumping" my ride would then make me unable to go down my driveway without leaving half the under carriage behind. But yes i do want to lower it...just isnt logical at this point in time. So getting 17's wouldnt look that horrible for the time being would it? i mean i can park it out the front of my house but in Vic Park its dodgey and people key cars too often and bird turd aint good for the mint paint job. So maybe ill invest in a Car Cover. Thanks for the input though, always appreciated.
     
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    I have 17 at stock height and it's ok. Sometimes it's not practical to lower your car. 17s still look better than 15s no matter what height.
     
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    ahh ok i will look into it as i just got a nice bit back from the tax man :)

    VY SS Come in 17's? was trying to find something about em in perth streetcar mag but couldnt find anything. Otherwise ill have a look at some ROH rims.

    Also off topic a bit sorry. But if i get an exhaust system put on my car and have twin tips will that decrease back pressure? i just like the look of twin tip exhausts but hey if its losing backpressure there aint no point.
     
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    VY SS alloys do come in a 17" size, yes :)

    personally myself, when I get the chance I want to put the SSZ/Monaro 18" alloys on my VX S
    and perhaps lower it about an inch to sit the car to my liking.
     
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    With Twin tips you won't lose backpressure and if you do get one make sure its the stainless steel one and not the cheap chrome tips they rust within two years or less not a good look
     
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    Good to hear....is that 2 inch's over stock rule because they believe the car cant handle safely or something?

    Yea i was thinking of going to a di fillippo place or somewhere else with a reputable name hopefully they supply with stainless steel. Also noticed ur from margaret river....which is where my pics were taken my old man lives down there.
     
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    Stainless steel is the best to go if plan to keep the car for a long time or you could go with mild steel which is cheaper than stainless

    Yep live in Margaret River and not a bad place to live but is expensive for petrol,food and ect
     
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    yea thats true aye fuel prices and that are crazy. but apart from that wineries, breweries, the beach make it a great place to live.
     
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    What ever the largest wheel your tyre placard says on your car, you are legally able to have an inch on top of that,
    so in my instance it allows an 18" wheel, can go larger.....but I think 18" is large enough.
     
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    Oh and that depends on your state laws aswel....may vary from state to state
     
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    where is this placard?
     
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    On the drivers side door there should be a sticker stating rim and tyre sizes
     
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    Trik, in WA it is 2 sizes above what the placard says..and the placard is located inside your drivers door near where the lock part acrually latches onto the car.

    This is a bit taken from DPI's website about the wheel size (only applicable to those in WA) more info can be found at http://www.dpi.wa.gov.au/licensing/1884.asp

    The fitment of so called "plus one" and "plus two" and tyres is acceptable providing :

    the overall diameter of the large rims fitted with the lower profile tyres do not exceed the overall diameter

    all tyres and rims fitted to the vehicle are of the same size and profile

    with the exemption of item (f), the tyres and rims are in conformity with the requirements specified above in items (a) to (j).
     
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    ahh ok thanks guys appreciate the help!
     
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    Get what i have, 19inch rims n SSSL rear n SL front...
    nah don't....lol

    Sorta illegal....

    Ohh, read a comment that the size of the rim doesn't change the ride height...
    Actually is sorta does...
    My cars ride height increased by almost a centimeter when i upgraded from 17inch to 19inch...
    Reason for it is on the 19's the side wall doesn't compress as much...

    Thats what i've found neways...
     
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    Jesterarts Your freedom ends where mine begins

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    about the size thing...
    U can only go 2 sizes bigger than the factory fitted rim size...
    From memory that an ADR regulation n all car in oz have to comply with that...
    So if ur care comes stock with 15, then 17 is max legal...etc
     

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