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Scorpio wheel question

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I'm looking to purchase a set of 19" rims, but am unsure that they would look alright on a Scorpio. I dont want it to look rediculous, or too high off the ground. I want to look classy and stylish. Any input would be great!If 19s are too big, then what would be a good size
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IMHO anything over 17" on these cars is garish looking. not only that but you end up driving on rubber bands to maintain the stock rolling diameter...
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Here's rear 17inch.

with: rear, 235\40\17.
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front;215\45\17.
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Those don't look bad. And theres rubber too...
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I've got S-Drives on my XR4-- great tires! :headbang
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rammstine, the pics are not loading for me.
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I have aftermarket audi 17's on mine and they work had to use longer wheel studs, those where a pain to find and had to special order like 12 of them, and used wheel spacers to keep the wheel off the strut but they look great. The reason for the longer studs was because these wheels had really thick flanges and I used 1/4" spacers on top of them.
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You have any pics of my car with 18s?
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Can I see some Scorpios with bigger wheels? I have a guy that has 18's and 19's that I think I like. I don't want this thing to sit high
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Once you put some big boy rims on the back will sit like a hummer.
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$KRILLA wrote:Once you put some big boy rims on the back will sit like a hummer.

I'm looking to sit a little lower, and even. I'm not into the higher back end.
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the profile of the tire will keep you near stock height..... just how thin a profile you are willing to go will be the question.
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Hello folks,
I have a german scorpio estate and put 18inch wheels on it...
The tire size is 225/40/18,..
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Buy my wheels ,you won't find a better deal.
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Let me get back to you
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