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Dr. Flyview
05-31-2006, 01:17 AM
Hey,

Are cars lowered by shortening suspension and stiffening it? Sorry I'm a real noob to mods. Could your tires end up hitting the car if you go over a big bump or is it still 100% safe?

Now as for rims, would getting bigger rims change the OVERALL diameter of the tire + rim? If it does, isn't that bad for the transmission or whatnot?

Thanks,

Flaivu

Justin e36
05-31-2006, 01:26 AM
Hey,

Are cars lowered by shortening suspension and stiffening it? Sorry I'm a real noob to mods. Could your tires end up hitting the car if you go over a big bump or is it still 100% safe?

Now as for rims, would getting bigger rims change the OVERALL diameter of the tire + rim? If it does, isn't that bad for the transmission or whatnot?

Thanks,

Flaivu

1. yes springs are shorter and stiffer. there are bump stops to prevent the car from 'bottoming out'. There is still a chance of the tires hitting the car if slammed too low, or if the tires are too wide.

2. No, the tire size should be calculated so the overall diameter of the wheel remains the same. (+/- 2%) If the tire size changes, the speedometer will also lose accuracy.