20" Brabus VI replica on ABM GS4 - Club Lexus Forums

Log In 

20" Brabus VI replica on ABM GS4

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-23-11, 03:32 AM   #1
NIXmx
Driver
Thread Starter
 
NIXmx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 156
Default 20" Brabus VI replica on ABM GS4

Yes I know it needs to be lowered.

Here are the specs:
(F) 20x8.5 +?? 245/30/20 <- update offset tomorrow
(R) 20x9.5 +40 285/25/20
Unknown manufacturer, but they are one piece replica Brabus VI wheels.
Pirelli PZero Nero 90Y

They replaced the OE 17s with 255/40/17 Falken RT-615K all around. The ride quality is about the same. But cornering is much different. It's a different car with the larger wheel, wider tread patch, and less sidewall. I don't have sidewalls, but plan on buying matching blank (flat) ones. I'm also not able to spin the tires off the line. I do feel a difference with braking. I knew it would be different, but now I can't understand how people drive cars with 26" wheels and drum brakes. I have a great feeling the tires will rub, so I think some shaving will be in the close future. No rubbing currently. I haven't had a heavy load in the rear yet, but there is no rubbing during bumps and turning. They have decent brake and front hub clearance. But I can not wait to lower it. The raised height feeling is really weird for me. It honestly feels like a different car while in the driver's seat.

Either way, questions and/or comments please. Thanks.



NIXmx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-11, 05:37 AM   #2
OT0814
Lead Lap
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 466
Default

If the raises height is a problem then drop it low lol. I just put coilovers on my car and I love them. if you dont like the way it drives tho it might not be a good idea to put rims on it. Doesnt look bad but some coils and it will look a million times better
OT0814 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-11, 05:46 AM   #3
NIXmx
Driver
Thread Starter
 
NIXmx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 156
Default

I was originally looking at new shocks and Tanabe GFs. But I figured for a few hundred more I could just buy coilovers. I don't mind the harsher ride quality that much. I love form, but I also love function.

**Might be complimenting everything with a set of mufflers with S2000 AP1 exhaust tips and replica TTE front lip by next week.
NIXmx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-11, 09:19 AM   #4
L3XOTIC
Lexus Champion
 
L3XOTIC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: BayArea2RockyMountains
Posts: 3,597
Default

Once lowered, the wheels will stand out nice.
L3XOTIC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-11, 09:47 AM   #5
ROBNUTZ
Driver School Candidate
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Maryland
Posts: 25
Default

Looks real good, I like that color too....
ROBNUTZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-11, 09:56 AM   #6
97-SC300
Lexus Fanatic
iTrader: (16)
 
97-SC300's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Alaska
Posts: 7,885
Default

It looks very nice man. I don't know why but I keep thinking the front wheel is a bigger diameter than the rear. Maybe it's the angle of the pics that is playing a trick on me.
97-SC300 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-11, 10:54 AM   #7
lo_dit
Lead Lap
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 585
Default

agreed, once lowered it'll set the wheels off nicely
lo_dit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-11, 11:14 AM   #8
speedaddic
Lexus Champion
iTrader: (10)
 
speedaddic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Austin,TX
Posts: 4,251
Default

deleted post

Last edited by speedaddic; 07-23-11 at 11:10 PM. Reason: not contributing.
speedaddic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-11, 12:03 PM   #9
NIXmx
Driver
Thread Starter
 
NIXmx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 156
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by speedaddic View Post
Its because the fender arch is higher in the front than in the back. Optical illusion
There is less sidewall on the rear wheels too. It looks like that in person. I did a quick "photoshop" of it lowered. I think it will look great.
NIXmx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-11, 12:11 PM   #10
geeznuts
Lexus Test Driver
iTrader: (14)
 
geeznuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: nevada
Posts: 1,247
Default

Looks pretty good. I saw those for sale for like $500.?
geeznuts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-11, 12:21 PM   #11
NIXmx
Driver
Thread Starter
 
NIXmx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 156
Default

Yes, same ones.
NIXmx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-11, 07:27 PM   #12
tmf2004
5% Club. Killing it!!!
iTrader: (15)
 
tmf2004's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: FL
Posts: 21,608
Default

not bad... looks good..
tmf2004 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-11, 05:59 AM   #13
BLK13X
Mortgage Slave
 
BLK13X's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 4,710
Default

Looks donk'd. Lower it please lol

Not a bad looking wheel though.
BLK13X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-11, 03:31 AM   #14
MiggzGS
Lead Lap
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: CA
Posts: 470
Default

Those wheels are nice... My boy have the same Brabus wheels on his GS4 lowered on BC Coils.
MiggzGS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-12, 10:43 PM   #15
NIXmx
Driver
Thread Starter
 
NIXmx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 156
Default

These are now sold.
NIXmx is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Alpine double DIN head unit in GS300. treimche Lexus Audio, Video, Security & Electronics 78 05-31-16 08:51 PM
CA rare 20" Brabus Chrome Monoblock III /209JOHN\ Wheels and Tires Classifieds 15 03-28-11 11:42 PM
*Spotted Lexus Hybrid GS* /209JOHN\ Car Chat 28 06-03-10 10:51 AM
new to site 03 ggp 5sp Joe$ IS - 1st Gen (2001-2005) 13 08-18-08 12:23 AM
My New LS460L (pics) supra178 LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 14 05-16-08 04:36 AM


Tags
20, 2000, 250, brabus, gs300, knock, lexus, nice, replca, replica, replicas, rims, vi, wheels, wwheels

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:21 PM.


Copyright © 2000-2016 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved