Re: 147 Wheels and Suspension
In addition to the previous answer you received , please bear in mind that if you increase the overal diameter of the wheel, you could face fines, loose your insurance cover in case of accident and the speed on your speedometer would not be right anymore.
Just a quick reminder to calculate the overal diameter of your wheel:
Look at the figures on your tyre , it should be something like:
195 is the width in mm
15 is the diameter of the alloy in inches
60 is a ratio and give the overall diameter "D" of your wheel with the following formula:
D=2*195*60/100 + 15*2.54
D=(2*195*60/100)/2.54 + 15
You have probably noticed: when you put bigger alloy, the gap with the car fender seems smaller anyway. This visual effect may be enough to avoid to change the costly suspension
Be aware that bigger alloy as well as shorter suspension would probably make the ride much more inconfortable. But it may be the price to pay for the beauty of the Beast.
Hope that this reply may help you
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