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Looking into upgrading factory 16" wheels on V-70 T-5 (5-speed!) to 17" R wheels. Anybody do this without lowering? Is the car going to look high sprung? Too much wheel gap? Really trying to avoid that ridiculous 4x4 look, so if so I'll wait until I can lower it before doing the wheels.

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I think larger wheels on un-lowered cars look alright, although lowered is better just because it's better.

A couple examples:


 

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Nice cars! Is the 960 your "after" picture from the "before" picture in the shipping thread below?
 

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Re: (LloydDobler)

those aren't so bad. but i have an A4 and coming from that i realize the stupidest modification you can make to one of those is larger wheels without first lowering (maybe it's the AWD but factory suspension is VERY high sprung on the B5 A4's).



 

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Re: (Wayne T5)

Besides the fact that those Audis look fantastic lowered.

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Nice cars! Is the 960 your "after" picture from the "before" picture in the shipping thread below?

Yep. It came out amazing actually. The whole body was almost flawless, it just needed new bumpers and a detail. Although one of the reasons I sold it was because it wasn't easy to lower it. And I have already lowered the V70.
 

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Re: larger wheels - wheel gap? V70 T-5 (kick-ass)

Stock 16" with worn rear Nivomats and worn Bilstein front shocks:



17" Pegs with the stock suspension (new front shocks, OEM springs)

 
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