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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Sydney, Australia
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 ?