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Old 10-26-2003, 01:21   #1 (permalink)
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Wheel and suspension places - recommendations.

Firstly, sorry to add another thread about lowering/suspension and wheels etc but I am desperately after some info.

Basically I need new tyres because I don't think my ones are going to be roadworthy for much longer. So while I'm at it, I thought I may as well spend the extra moola and get some nice alloys. Only problem is, I won't have all the money for a couple of months (I myself hate loans, but hey, I'm only young and I need new tyres).

What I want to do is get a wheel and suspension package and pay half (or a decent deposit) and pay the rest off in a month or two. I remember recently a couple of wheel places offering interest free etc for 12 months. Budget is going to be $2K. So I thought getting 16 inchers, new springs and shocks is the best option. I am deciding against 17 inchers as I am trying not to be too greedy.
17" wheels and rubber with superlows and old shocks, or
16" wheels and rubber with superlows and new shocks <- Will $2K cover this?

Problem is finding a decent place that offers X months interest free and good vs. bad experiences for people.

Also, what other things would people recommend replacing to stop squeaks etc?

So please offer any advice on what route I should go.

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Re: Wheel and suspension places - recommendations.

My guess would be that you *might* make the 16's, springs and shockers for $2k, but its going to be pushing it considerably.

Rim size is very much personal preference, but what might sway you is depending on what car it is, what the oem fitment was. i.e. if it was 14's originally, 17 is probably the max you can go legally (+3), and will probably give you insurance headaches, where 16's probably won't. But check.

I'm not sure whether you need new shocks with superlows, but suspect that it is the case ( a quick search should tell you - it seems that half the people here have superlows). If so, I think you are definitely better going the 16's and getting all the appropriate gear, and have the car working properly.

Sorry, but can't really help with shops - being in Sydney.

Oh, finally, just be *sure* that you can afford this. I hate the idea of putting wheels / tyres on loan, due to the consumable nature of them... Maybe Herrods would recommend somewhere ?
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Re: Wheel and suspension places - recommendations.

Try Herrods then try Advantage Suspension in moorabbin. Herrods can do you an overall package and Advantage are suspension specialists although they can do all sorts of things like get wheels in ( amongst other stuff ).

I don't know if either of them will like the idea of paying it off but you can't know until you ask.
Bob Jane and those sorts of places have payment plans.. but I would guess you will need a jar of vaselene to reduce the pain of the interest rates.
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Re: Wheel and suspension places - recommendations.

As above, are you really sure you want to go into debt for a set of wheels?
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Re: Wheel and suspension places - recommendations.

Bob Jane do interest free and its great if you work it right, i had to get a set of tyres after 8 months on pirelli's stock 15's so i went there and put them on 12 months interest free.

As long as you pay it off in that time period then the is no problems at all, if you dont work the AGC right, then you are in trouble.
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Re: Wheel and suspension places - recommendations.

Thanks guys. I know exactly what you mean about being in debt/having a loan just for wheels. Problem is, I need them now (well more specifically, 14" tyres! Ugh, 14 INCH!). It's really too dangerous being on shitty, nearly bald tyres. It's far too easy to lose traction in the wet without even having a heavy foot - quite scarey.

I've only just finished TAFE and money was very tight, only this week I found a full time job and I also work part-time as well. 60 hours a week now, and I'm already feeling it! (Compared to 20 hours and many sleep ins).

I'll have a look at Bob Jane, but I'm not sure if they still have the interest free deal. Can anyone fill me in on this?

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Re: Wheel and suspension places - recommendations.

They should do, i have twice put tyres on interest free with them... even when there was no deals going

Companies that do interest free will always do it regardless of if they have an advertised interest free sale or not

Go in and ask they will always say yes they do it

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