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Old 07-23-11, 04:32 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 07-23-11, 06:37 AM   #2
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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
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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.
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Once lowered, the wheels will stand out nice.
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Looks real good, I like that color too....
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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.
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agreed, once lowered it'll set the wheels off nicely
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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.
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Looks pretty good. I saw those for sale for like $500.?
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Yes, same ones.
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not bad... looks good..
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Looks donk'd. Lower it please lol

Not a bad looking wheel though.
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Those wheels are nice... My boy have the same Brabus wheels on his GS4 lowered on BC Coils.
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These are now sold.
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