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    17s or 18s

    jst found some alloys that i like. cheap as well. but not sure what size to get? i want 18s but not sure on the drive n also the cost of replacing the tyres. good deal on the 17s but dont want them to look too small in the arches?

    http://www.autotintdesign.com/Alloys/LG-Nocturne.htm

    ive got a mk4 3door 1.6 sxi. in midnight black
    any suggestions?
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    they look nice mate, i im the look out 4 a set of wheels im pickie tho.
    tho do look nice and id go with 18" i think 17s look to small really.

    is yours droped?

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    ps il got a 1.6 sxi 3dr weee!

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    haha. nah its not dropped yet. not sure how much to lower either. ive been lookin at wheels for over a year now. still havent decided. i really want the 18s but dont want the drive to be too hard. got loads of potholes round my area.
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    mate tell me about it its a nightmare round my way (bristol)
    i got mine droped on eibach springs sportline kit.
    it is a dream to drive fast and mess around but when it comes to just cruzin or chilling its so not a good idea lol.

    thats with 16" standard sxi alloys with the 50mm type types.
    think that 18" are gonaa be 35-40mm its goona hurt me lol.

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    Ive just got some wolfrace street octanes in 17" (black with silver rim) on my 2003 SXI 3 door - black wheels do look smaller so I think its 2 choices=

    1. 18" and look right straight on. (but may need lowering)
    2. 17" and lower abit - now or later.

    Your gonna hear alot of people suggesting lowering. Im gonna get mine done eventually.....

    oh yea...them wheels look good. Go for it...17" with the toyos is the best deal there.
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    yeah i no everyone will say Lower it. are the 215/35/18 tyres ok to have on if i lower 35-40mm. n will it really need lowering.

    ive noticed with some 17s that they need lowering.

    may have to start savin!!!!
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