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Old 09-28-2007, 03:36 AM   #1
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17's or 16's with lower? HELP PLEASE!!!!

hey guys, im planning to get rims next month and now i need some of your expert ideas. i originally planning to go with 17 inches and no lowering. but now im thinking, i want my car to LOOK lower so not sure if the 17's would do that without actual lowering so ive been considering 16's with lowering springs. not sure which package would look better so please help me out with your ideas and if you know any pics, please post it as well. thanks a lot.
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Old 09-28-2007, 03:40 AM   #2
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If you go 16's you can go with taller tires and 17's would obviously not give you that good cushion. I would just look around and see some of the other guys cars and see what ya think. I think I am going to go 16's later on and I have mine lowered with the Tanabe NF kit which brings it down like 1.2 inches.
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Old 09-28-2007, 03:43 AM   #3
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16 with lower ^^ 17s are alright but i dont think the ride is that comfy =P check out the for "sticky" posts in the wheels, tires, and suspension forums to get some more ideas ^^ hope that helps
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Old 09-28-2007, 03:45 AM   #4
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the "MORE CUSHION" is what ive been thinking with the 16s and the 17s may LOOKED to close the gap a lil bit more but i still dont think the car would look LOWERED. is it possible to lower the car and still put on 17s with low profile?
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Old 09-28-2007, 03:47 AM   #5
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the "MORE CUSHION" is what ive been thinking with the 16s and the 17s may LOOKED to close the gap a lil bit more but i still dont think the car would look LOWERED. is it possible to lower the car and still put on 17s with low profile?
17s with low profile? of course ^^ Etimago is lowered on Tein coilovers and has 17s i believe ^^
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Old 09-28-2007, 06:49 AM   #6
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Etimago has 18's

Assuming your getting the same model with the same width...then 16's would be best for Daily driving. Due to the smaller circumference it'll be less work to get the wheels rotating; lesser weight to get the wheels rotating; more cushion for the pushing (sorry couldn't help myself); cheaper cost for wheels & tires; if lowering w/ just springs you have a lower car physically and visually; less surface area to clean rims w/ more surface area for shiny tires; and that's all i can think of this late in the night.

I personally have 17's but soon to change to either 15's or 16's. Our car has lots of show but very little go. For me a peppier car is to my liking. Saving gas money,tire replacement money, slightly quicker and lower stance floats my boat. Beside, I find big rims being played out.

Just my $.02


Don't know if you can see but the stock red yaris barely sit higher then the other red yaris w/ the white 17's. The white rims i believe is using Df210's Oh the white rim yaris is also stripped so take that into account. What I'm trying to say, all though the car is lowered...just doesn't look like it to me...all i see is the wheel gap shortened


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Old 09-28-2007, 12:54 PM   #7
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16's or 17's without a drop will look like youre lifted...
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Old 09-28-2007, 01:15 PM   #8
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It sounds like you want a soft comfortable ride for daily driving but a nice visual improvment also. You should get 16's with Tanabe NF210 springs. I have 17's with NF210's and I love the look and have never rubbed but the ride is no fun over train tracks.

NF210's are the softest drop spring available in case you were going to ask.

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Old 09-28-2007, 01:53 PM   #9
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I've got 16's with a 205/50 tire, and lowered 1.5" front and rear, I could probably go lower but I would see some rubbing, I can post a pic if you'd like?
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Old 09-28-2007, 01:57 PM   #10
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If you don't lower the car, an aftermarket wheel with improper offset will acentuate the already large wheel gap. The trick with an unlowered car is to keep the offset as high as possible which keeps the wheels/tires nicely tucked.

As well, the appearance of wheel gap increases with decreases in tire sidewall.
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Old 09-28-2007, 02:03 PM   #11
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17's not lowered:


17's lowered: (Tanabe DF210 springs / 40+offset) NO RUBBING.
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Old 09-28-2007, 03:05 PM   #12
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I've got 16's with a 205/50 tire, and lowered 1.5" front and rear, I could probably go lower but I would see some rubbing, I can post a pic if you'd like?

if you could please post a pic, then would be great.
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Old 09-28-2007, 06:07 PM   #13
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15 or 16 FTW
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Old 09-28-2007, 07:00 PM   #14
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Old 09-28-2007, 08:03 PM   #15
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16" lowered on DF
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Old 09-28-2007, 08:27 PM   #16
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16" lowered on DF
VERY Nice.
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Old 09-29-2007, 12:50 AM   #17
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I sent you a pm. I have some lowering springs sitting in my garage doing nothing since I got coilovers and I'm thinking of getting another set next year. I ran the springs on 17 inch 40 offset rims with 215 x 40 series.
On aggressive turns it did rub a bit, but with 205's they won't rub.

I only had them on the car for about 4 - 5 months, but did two autocross events in them with stock struts. It did pretty well and out ran all the mini's that were there to compete.

They lower the car about 1.5inches. They are the same as the Megan lowering springs but in red (Spirit springs).



This is what it looked like with 17's

and this is what it looked like with 16's
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Old 09-29-2007, 06:29 PM   #18
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im leaning towards 17s with lower but im afraid the rubbing problem.
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