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kriscorsa
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10th Sep 03 at 10:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I have my corsa lowered 60mm all round on 15" alloys with 195/45/15 tyres.
I want to get a body kit but i think i will need bigger alloys so that the front bumper isnt too close to the ground.
if i put 17" alloys on would i have any problems?
Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks
Kris

WANTED: set of 17" alloys with tyres for my corsa
corsa-sxi
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Registered: 11th Jul 03
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10th Sep 03 at 10:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i jus had 17" on my corsa C
noticed:
heavier steering after 2 turns
need morebraking force to stop
torque steer
kriscorsa
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10th Sep 03 at 11:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

do you think its a good idea then or should i get 16"?
was ur car lowered?
sri_tastic
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10th Sep 03 at 11:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I had 17`s went back to 15`s 17`s are good for looking good but slowed my car down a fair bit and steering was much heavier especially as i aint got PS.
kriscorsa
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10th Sep 03 at 11:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

do you think i'll be ok with 16's?
when i get my kit i dont want the front bumper to get scraped by speedhumps & bumps in road. and i think it will look crap having 15's on with a bodykit, theyre too small as it is
kriscorsa
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10th Sep 03 at 11:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

what car u got sri_tastic? is it lowered?
uprated
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10th Sep 03 at 11:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i was shocked at the difference (no PS btw) between the standard 165/13s and 195/15 alloys, the steering was way heavier, i cant imagine the arm wrenching required from even wider 17s
Noonster
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10th Sep 03 at 11:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Get 17s on Corsa C
Get 16s on Corsa B

mike_southside
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10th Sep 03 at 11:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i found the stearing to be ligther when i put 15s on, (non ps), only a bit heaver when parking but u do get used to it over a while.
kriscorsa
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10th Sep 03 at 11:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeah the steering on my car with 15's is quite easy and i dont have power steering.
with 17's how much lock will i get and will they scrub?
anz
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10th Sep 03 at 17:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

WTF just get some 17s you puff, fuckin heavy steering, u a man or mouse mate?
ive got 17s lowered 60mm with no power steering, i get full lock and not much scrubbing
kriscorsa
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10th Sep 03 at 17:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i'm no puff! i'm a man! just wondering if they'll go straight on my car easily. What tyres u got anz? and what engine is your corsa?
anz
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10th Sep 03 at 17:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

1.4 and it isnt really relavent what tyres i have is it.
kriscorsa
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10th Sep 03 at 17:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i meant what profile tyres?
anz
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10th Sep 03 at 18:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

same as every one else 205/40/17
i dont think anything else will go on on a corsa
jax.b.363
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25th Mar 04 at 21:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

What offset are Corsa wheels ?

I have just swapped my 17" Wolfrace Ikons with 205/40 tyres from my old Cavalier (ET49) to my new Corsa B (ET ?).

They look pretty wide (and mean!) - can I lower it or will I have problems ?

Jax
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19th Jul 04 at 18:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Just wondering if i'll have any problems with 15" ET49 wheels running on 185/55/15 tyres?
As the offset is dead on I'm presuming everything will be ok

 
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