View Full Version : lowered with wheels or not?

26-12-2003, 11:20 PM
i am still pondering wether or not to get 17's and lower my car! i am worried that i will end up with a car that is choppy and uncomfortable to drive! i had agreat run on xmas day and boxing day to and from my farm near cooma in the snowy mountains nsw! it is a fully tarmacked road (really smooth and wide lane, no lines) and the car was beautiful, like seriously beautiful it held the corners so nicely! (i also managed to get the car up to 170 at one stage but thats not part of the topic) so yeh, if someone could let me know what the sp20's are like with bigger wheels and lowered it would be greatly appreciated! i need to make my decision! at least i know they look farking sik when done like this, just want ot make sure the car is still going to be fun and driveabl, not too choppy! cheers guys!

27-12-2003, 05:59 AM
For mine the moderate lowering on 17s is a great compromise, ride goes away a little bit, but not much really, and turn-in to corners is much better especially.

Don't hesitate, you won't regret.

If you like the way it went on standard set-up through the corners, you won't believe what it can be like with a full Whiteline package on 17s :)
(you will give away a bit more ride quality but dampiing is great and mid-corner bumps don't upset it in the least).

27-12-2003, 01:45 PM
yeah some nice 17 x 7's and a few handling goodies will do you wonders!

what model astina/mazda/car do you have

cheers mike

27-12-2003, 03:17 PM
i have a 3 month old 2003 mazda astina sp20! black! mmmmmmmmmmmmm!

27-12-2003, 04:08 PM
Don't hesitate, you won't regret.

Thats it Chris, you got the right idea!

With a lil lowering your handling will improve around corners, although
I don't have the SP20 model I've noticed such a difference in handling
since lowering my astina. No more bodyroll!

Slap on a set of sexy chrome 17's, lower it a couple inches and your baby
will look sweet as 8) :D


27-12-2003, 06:00 PM
HAHAHA team unleash...

HAHAHHA you driving your car...


27-12-2003, 06:14 PM
haha Jim

You wish you were a part of team unleash! lol Don't ya just love the
way Mick makes these tuff sigs? You like it!


27-12-2003, 11:42 PM
ROFL at jimbos effort

sik astina
28-12-2003, 08:02 AM
Jealousy is a curse jimbo :twisted: :twisted: :P :lol: :lol: :mrgreen: ..|..

U love it :lol: