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If you could do one thing...

Mr fizik
17-03-09, 20:42
.... this year out of lowering OR fit some nice genuine audi rs6 alloys off ebay which would you do to my van?

Lack of funds and a need for a cambelt service means I can only do one of the above until next year. And yes i know rs6's are soo last year ;) but I really like them.

Prev. owner had to have new springs fitted for MOT so shes flying high as a kite atm, so am wondering if 18" alloys would actually look alright for the rest of the year until I can spank her hard with a lowering stick.

Incase you were wondering I am a bit of a poser so these things matter! and being a poor student doesnt help :(

https://www.vwt4forum.co.uk/picture.php?albumid=399&pictureid=2571

Cheers, Isaac :D

m4rty2472
17-03-09, 20:45
Do you really need to ask??????????????

IMHO it wouldn't loo half as daft running high on nice rims as I would slammed on little steelie's. Although I'm sure there will be others who will disagree!!!!

paul ss
17-03-09, 20:47
i would lower as new alloys will only make it ride higher than it does now and look a eye sore .

i set of lowering springs can be got for 50quid and job done with a set of rs6 alloys

Mr fizik
17-03-09, 20:49
Cheers mate, yeah I know it sounds a silly question just wanted opinions thats all.

Isaac

phil
17-03-09, 21:09
I'm with paul on that one.

You can get it lowered in a few hours with a spanner and a set of springs.

well worth the trouble, then smack them rs 6's on there. dont forget the tracking and camber

Youre a student, you must know the old '10p spagetti on toast for a month to pay for stuff' routine T: you'll get there

Maude
17-03-09, 21:21
IMHO it wouldn't loo half as daft running high on nice rims as I would slammed on little steelie's.


Hey, I'm lowered on 15" steelies and it looks mighty fine :*, it's nothing to do with being tight I: honest

I reckon there's nothing worse than big wheels, low profile tyres and a yard and half of clearance, but as said, lowering can be cheap. Plenty of people seem to get cheap springs to start with, then decide they don't like 'em for whatever reason and get dearer ones so someone may have some very cheap springs, then you can have wheels and lower it.T:


If you're a student, give up drink for an hour or two and you should have enough for some springs I::D.



Here's mine lowered on steelies to give you an idea.

http://usera.ImageCave.com/maude/Capture.JPG

tikone
17-03-09, 21:27
I'll 3rd that opinion!

Drop it student style with some springs, then on with the rims T:

It'll only look like a rollerskate if you just go for the alloys I:

TiggerTT
17-03-09, 21:34
Lower it and paint them steels to be a little different than stock. Gold maybeI:

m4rty2472
17-03-09, 21:36
Bugger, guess I'm well and tuely in the minority then eh guys???????????:eek::eek:

vwaddict
17-03-09, 21:38
compromise buy second hand wheels and springs till you can buy better ones

scruffyherbert
17-03-09, 21:58
It's got be lowered over alloys.

Like tikone said, it'll only look like a rollerskate ;)

Mr fizik
17-03-09, 22:34
Hey, I'm lowered on 15" steelies and it looks mighty fine :*, it's nothing to do with being tight I: honest

I reckon there's nothing worse than big wheels, low profile tyres and a yard and half of clearance, but as said, lowering can be cheap. Plenty of people seem to get cheap springs to start with, then decide they don't like 'em for whatever reason and get dearer ones so someone may have some very cheap springs, then you can have wheels and lower it.T:


If you're a student, give up drink for an hour or two and you should have enough for some springs I::D.



Here's mine lowered on steelies to give you an idea.

http://usera.ImageCave.com/maude/Capture.JPG

Cheers everyone, btw your van looks good mate.
Right im off to hunt down some springs!

When I do get some alloys am thinking powdercoat in black just for that stealth look... Will post pics over the summer when I have time to get started :cool:

As for giving up food and drink, more like making the most of 0% interest overdraft! :D

I am selling my old car on ebay atm, so may put the dosh towards some decent springs n shocks, just depends how much I get for the old girl, any one feeling generous nudge nudge wink wink I: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1991-TOYOTA-COROLLA-GL-GREEN_W0QQitemZ180335777346QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAuto mobiles_UK?hash=item180335777346&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1683|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A13 18

Sorry if thats a shameless advertisement, but I am deperate!

Cheers Isaac

greyfox
17-03-09, 23:07
i think you're doing the right thing....

mine was lowered on rusting steelies for almost a year before the right wheels came

along.

16" passat alloys with new extra load tyres for 100 sheets.T:

get it in the weeds then bide your time .......;)

chortle
18-03-09, 13:17
Doh, I had got it all sorted in my head and now I have read this thread.

I thought I would save and buy alloys first, then lower mine.

But it looks like I might have to lower it instead.

Need more beer to clear my foggy head.

PaulMela
18-03-09, 13:36
Here's mine lowered on steelies to give you an idea.

http://usera.ImageCave.com/maude/Capture.JPG

Are they standard steelies?? because I'm looking at doing something similar but with white wall tyres

Rising Sun Campers
18-03-09, 22:10
Well this might help, Thi is what a glasgow green van rolling on steels slammed looks like

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll48/georgyboywonder/LVP/DSC00247.jpg
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll48/georgyboywonder/LVP/DSC00246.jpg

PaulMela
18-03-09, 22:22
Cheers for that Georgeboy, just out of curiosity what size are standard steelies, including width and what size tyres fit? I just need to source and price up some white wall tyres.

Maude
18-03-09, 22:48
Are they standard steelies?? because I'm looking at doing something similar but with white wall tyres


They are standard steelies but the early type (I think, on the van when I got it), they have square holes as opposed to the more common (later type I think) round hole steelies.

Maude
18-03-09, 22:48
15" by the way T:.

PaulMela
18-03-09, 22:58
They are standard steelies but the early type (I think, on the van when I got it), they have square holes as opposed to the more common (later type I think) round hole steelies.

Didn't notice that but now I look you can just make em out...cheers

just dan
18-03-09, 23:29
sounds like your set but personnally i'd go aloys first you can also give it a bit of a nose down stance for nowt to tide you over till you slam it properly. but thats just my ten cents.