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    19" Alloy Query ...

    I'm thinking of replacing my 17's with 19's ... but I can't seem to find my kind of wheels in this size ... BK299's. They only go up to 18's which I'm gutted about as I love this design wheel.

    I've seen 7.5 19 Team Dynamics Diablos from PVD in High Power Silver ... what do you think of these?

    I'm been told regarding lowering that -30mm will be the best way to go with 19's ... is this right?

    Opinions on these wheels will be nice, as well as any pictures of an Astra with these on would be great.

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    Yes it really is a 1.3!!

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    that will be a picture of a car with 19'' Diablos with a drop of 60mm at the front and 50mm at the rear.

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    (1) In regards to 7.5x19 alloy wheels, will serious arch mods need to be implemented? ... or with the wheels being 7.5, will the arch mods not be necessary?

    (2) In regards to lowering, how low should I go?

    Cheers.

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    bk299's

    you can get theese in 19's as i was going to get them

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    you will need to do a bit of work to make them fit mate. Not much though. Also they will always catch if you have 3 or more people in the car even if you only drop it 35mm. Unless you get rock hard adjustables, so there isnt any travel in the shocks......but it will be a very bumper ride.

    My car with the 19's on and the lowered 60/40 was still really nice to drive and not at all harsh to drive IMHO
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    YES!! Just been in contact with Topgear and they do sell the BK299's in 7.5x19!! Cool. They're selling them for £1100 as a package deal.

    They also told me about the arch mods but didn't really go into detail. Will this just involve rolling the arches?

    I knew I was wrong in the first place getting 17's for my car. I look at them now and they look tiny.

    Can't wait till my car looks more like this!



    I think 40mm lowering all round should be ok (I hope) as I only carry myself and my girlfriend in the car. Never carried more then two.

    19’s are definitely on the cards for sure! Watch this space …

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    bit more then rolling the arches mate!!! These are 19's you want to fit!!

    Have you asked what ET the 19's come in???
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    Mat,

    What 60/40 set up did you have, I'm considering it mate.............

    Cheers

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    They where AVO springs and Irmscher dampers. A really nice set up and the car drove really well with it and the 19's IMO

    Rob has now got my old set up on his car and he is very impressed with it as well.
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