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Old 03-28-04, 05:48 PM   #1
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Cool The Fat look

Can someone that has the fat tire look show some pic's? i'm really thinking about going this way since you don't get a good ride with the thinner wall or lower profile tire. i really like to see the differance since i might go with a 18" wheel and maybe just drop it a little to get that look. any comments are welcome. NEO GEO
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Old 03-30-04, 10:31 AM   #2
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Default Fat tire + Lowering???

I am very curious about how Fat tire w/ Lowering will work, esp. when you drive over a speed bump or a pat hole??? So I will try to find pictures on some websites in Japan and let you know. I don't even know whether I can find the picture - do you think by changing the suspension will help you to get a better ride or getting FAT tires?
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Old 03-30-04, 01:31 PM   #3
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Here are some pics of CaptainBone's car when he had this setup:

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I considered this setup for awhile too but could not get past the amount of sidewall rubber. If you like it then great. I hope the pics helped.
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Thanks guys, just want to look at options to see what i do like. the suspension is something i am kicking around but not sure i want to do just yet. i just don't want to give up the comfort the the original ride right now. thanks for the pics.
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That looks pretty big...what size tire and wheel?
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Old 03-31-04, 12:52 AM   #6
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That looks pretty big...what size tire and wheel?
If you are refering to the pics, they are 18s with 245/45 fronts and 275/40 rears. The "normal" 18s setup is the "fat" setup for 19s which runs 40series fronts and 35 series rear.
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Old 03-31-04, 03:28 AM   #7
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Been a VERY long time since I've been here - working way too hard...

I'm not sure if this is the FAT look that you are talking about.. but I thought that I would post anyways

Next week or so I am putting 18 x 8 +37 with 245/45R18 96W Dunlop VEuro 301s ( japan only I think ) on my UCF21 Celsior... They are on order and should be here in Sapporo within the next few days...

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I will post some before and after's for you....

I was not looking at compromising the awesome ride quality of my Celsior so I wanted to keep the stock tire height of 675 mm while going up from 16 to 18"... The Veruo ( couldn't find it on any other Dunlop site ) is the highest Premium grade Dunlop offered in Japan...


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Old 03-31-04, 04:03 AM   #8
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Higuma, this is on the order of what i want to do. the pic you show of the tire has a large side wall and that is the way i wanted to go with so i don't lose the comfort. there was a club member in here that use the LS 430-2001 0r 2 18" factory alloys and the car looked great. once i get the right combo since these wheels are so expensive that i am going with (Auto Couture Magnifique) i then could play with the ride height. hey when you get those tires on please send in some pic's. NEO GEO
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I'm running 18x8.5 with 245/40 WR tires, its a nice look
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Hi persian 451, mind if you post some pic's ? like to see what they look like. seems there are some clubmembers that like and have this look! the lowering is what i want to play with once i get my wheels and right tires. NEO GEO
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i got some in the gallery, but I'll take some this weekend of the rear ... i know there are other LS's with 18x9 and so on..
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Old 04-04-04, 06:40 PM   #12
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Default Went and saw them...

Yesterday (Sunday) I stopped into the place were I ordered my tires and rims from to see if they had come in and they were already there - mounted and balanced ready for install...

I was surprised how short the sidewalls still looked even thought they are relatively fat in size at 245/45R18 on 18 x 8s

I really kicked myself for not having any camera and then later REALLY kicked myself for not thinking to use my phone as it will take a 2mp picture... Duuuuuuuhhhhh...

Anyways, I have scheduled Thursday afternoon as the installation time and will post pictures after...

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Here are various before and after pics

My Celsior as recieved... after a front lowering... after rear lower, front lower and tires and rims...
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Just the front wheel in the wheel well for fit...
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Here's the Rear...
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