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      05-08-2014, 09:32 PM   #1
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Hey NoVa drivers...

Just how bad is it to drive with 19's? I'm picking up some new wheels soon and stepping up to 19 really increases the variety. I live in the Centreville/Fairfax area.

I know people say "my roads are too bad for 19's," but that phrase gets thrown around so often it seems to have lost it's validity.

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Also, today's weather was awesome! Looking forward to an even hotter tomorrow lol.
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Well, living in fairfax for a year was long enough to bend two 18 inch forged volks... YMMV
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Well, living in fairfax for a year was long enough to bend two 18 inch forged volks... YMMV
Yeah, hate my stock 16's (just trying to run down these runflats) but I love not cringing every time I hit one of the numerous potholes in the area.
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I think you'll be fine in april-december.. but there are absolute craters in the streets in january/february. Keep your stockers for winter duty and throw on your nicer wheels once vdot is done with salt games and patches the roads up
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I think you'll be fine in april-december.. but there are absolute craters in the streets in january/february. Keep your stockers for winter duty and throw on your nicer wheels once vdot is done with salt games and patches the roads up
Yeah that's what I'll probably end up doing if I go with 19's. If I go with 18's I'll just run a meaty set up and hope for the best..
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      05-09-2014, 06:14 AM   #6
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driven in nova with 19s for the past 7 years. Bent my wheels once but cause my friend drove my car and hit a pothole at 80mph coming back from md live
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ive always ran 19's this year is bad out here though, that bad winter created a shit ton of more pot holes.
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I run 19s in the summer and 18s in winter. No problems here. I did bend one of the 19s, but that was driving through West Virginia and Kentucky.

You should generally be fine on 19s around here, even though there are some serious potholes in the early spring. Just don't run a stretch set up on your 19s.
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I've been driving on various 19's on multiple vehicles for about 7 years now. Mostly Arlington/DC, and have cracked two wheels, and bent two wheels. Also have bubbled 4 or 5 tires, but it's no as bad as some people make it seem, and I never run winter wheels.
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Ive been on 19's for 3+ years now with no issues (knock on wood). BBS' are pretty strong wheels though, so pick something that is strong enough to take a beating as our roads have been getting worse this past year.
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ran 20s and 22s on the roads here. You just have to be extremely careful. The roads suck over here after the winter as everyone stated. Where it's bad, it doesn't matter if you have 18s or 17s or 19s - I think you would damage them regardless but just to a different degree.
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      05-09-2014, 08:20 AM   #12
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When i was living in fairfax i bent 2 BBS LM's going about 40mph. With that said the roads in NOVA wouldn't stop me from buying 19's again, i just wouldn't spend the money for forged - it's a lot cheaper to replace cast
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I ran 18x9.5" & 18x11" CCW (forged) with stretched tires for a year without issues. Just try not to deviate from roads you know well. There will always be surprises, but being cautious of road hazards comes with the territory of running lowered/wheels.
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It's taken more of a total on my suspension than anything else. KW's already need rebuilding.
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It's taken more of a total on my suspension than anything else. KW's already need rebuilding.
Damn.. I have like 50k on my KWs, but mostly from NH/highway driving.
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Damn.. I have like 50k on my KWs, but mostly from NH/highway driving.
KWs seem to be hit or miss in regards to longevity. I bought mine slightly used and they're holding up fine (knock wood), whereas others have had struts leak without many miles.
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KWs seem to be hit or miss in regards to longevity. I bought mine slightly used and they're holding up fine (knock wood), whereas others have had struts leak without many miles.
Well, my KW struts blew after 10k, but are 50k+ after being rebuilt under warranty.
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Bubbled two of my tires and replaced them. not a month later it happened again on the other side. These roads suck
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Found some new rotary forged CSL reps in 18" on mbargains. $699 for a set, sounds too good to be true lol. Square 18x8.5 et35 set with each weighing a hair over 20lbs. Very tempting...
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