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      02-22-2009, 06:50 PM   #1
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Damage from 20's

Hey guys,

Im about to get new wheels and their gonna be 20's but im curious to know what kinda damage am i going to be doing on my suspension, etc.

Specs:
20x10 rear slammed on KW V2's.
20x8.5 fronts not so slammed fronts

thanks
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Hey guys,

Im about to get new wheels and their gonna be 20's but im curious to know what kinda damage am i going to be doing on my suspension, etc.

Specs:
20x10 rear slammed on KW V2's.
20x8.5 fronts not so slammed fronts

thanks
Damn kid 20's...I don't think it would do anything to your suspension....Just have to be really careful on potholes....Ballin with 20's in NEW YORK!
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Damn kid 20's...I don't think it would do anything to your suspension....Just have to be really careful on potholes....Ballin with 20's in NEW YORK!
haha yeah man, gotta do it different and BIG this season
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Only damage is to your actual ride. It becomes very harsh. I'm lowered on KWv3 and you can tell. Rides like it's on rails, both good and bad.
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As long as you don't get some huge 40lb chrome 20's, wont' make a difference.

Also, Ferg, I've found that wheel size makes only a minimal difference in ride comfort. The factors that really influence the comfort of your ride are:
-Tire compound (Are you riding on junky cheapos or on S03 soft compound?)
-Tire inflation (this is a big one that is overlooked)
-Suspension setup (obvious, right? This is the biggest single influence)

I've ridden in cars with 18's and stock suspension that were twice as bumpy as cars with 19's and race-spec coilovers. Tires make a HUGE difference.

I'm ridin' comfy on my 20's, no problemo.
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I love my 20s and i actually like the ride you shouldnt have any problems...
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Not sure what is wrong with my setup. I have the coilovers set on a soft setup although I am having BMW take a look at it next week. Keep hearing a squeaking noise over some bumps and a clunk when turning right. Might be that. Then again, maybe it is the tires. We'll find out next set. Thanks for the insight though. Will keep you updated.
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Hey guys,

Im about to get new wheels and their gonna be 20's but im curious to know what kinda damage am i going to be doing on my suspension, etc.

Specs:
20x10 rear slammed on KW V2's.
20x8.5 fronts not so slammed fronts

thanks
Dude you'll be fine. I told u this madddd times man lol. Just cant drive like u usually drive, but itll look a shyt load better though. You couldnt get 10.5?
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