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Author Body Kit on 15" alloys???
Noonster
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27th Jul 03 at 21:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I wanna get the GT Koncept Body Kit, but at the moment only have the standard 15" alloys on my Corsa C SXi will the body kit be alright on these untill i manage to get 17"?? Or should i get the 17" and then get a body kit...... the reason I ask is that I really want this body kit but can't afford to get alloys aswell yet.
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17" alloys will really affect the performance of the car, on my old corsa B i went from the 14" SRi alloys to 17" and the low end power felt really drained, IMO biggest to go for unless its an all show no-go car is 16".
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ITS SHOULD BE OK as the standard 15 inch wheels on the sxi (including the tyre ) is almost the same size as a 17 inch wheel and tyre so there is almost no difference in height much and in performance
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15s will look really small with a bodykit... I got 17s during the time it was in bodyshop coz i saw it with 15s on it an it jus looked crap...
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Fwaza is correct in what he's saying
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HOLD ON!!!

15" Alloys + 4" tyres = 19" Overall
17" alloys + 2" tyres = 19" Overall

this is just a basic principal.. im not saying it will be exactly 19" just a guess. but all im saying is that u will probably end up with the same overall size.
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yes but Since you have more metal on the 17's to turn its a fair bit heavier than the air inside the big tyres on the 15's...

Hence it takes more power to turn.

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Paul_J: it all depends what material the alloys are made of, coz it you have a 17" wheels with a design with hardly any material i e hardly any but really thin spokes, it would weigh less than a 15" with more chunky spokes.

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^^^I think
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you think wrong
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Surely most of the weight of the alloy is in the cylindrical drum part of the alloy, an a smaller proportion on the actual face/design... hence bigger is higher in weight...?
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quote:
Originally posted by Fwaza esquire
15s will look really small with a bodykit... I got 17s during the time it was in bodyshop coz i saw it with 15s on it an it jus looked crap...


My 16s looked small when i had my reiger stuff.

even my 17s look a bit small with the new kit on it.
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Hi Scott, reminds me on that note I got new alloys finally.. (obviously from thread) but jus wanted to tell ya!
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quote:
Originally posted by Fwaza esquire
Hi Scott, reminds me on that note I got new alloys finally.. (obviously from thread) but jus wanted to tell ya!


wat u get mate?

need to come down strathy one sunday an let me see the car.
Fraser Young
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Got TSW Zenon's. not to everyones taste but not seen many cars about here on em...
will deffo see you up there over the next couple weeks so u can see it...
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quote:
Originally posted by Fwaza esquire
Got TSW Zenon's. not to everyones taste but not seen many cars about here on em...
will deffo see you up there over the next couple weeks so u can see it...


there quite cool!

 
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