Driving on your sidewalls instead of on the tires thread area is growing in popularity. It was popular in the Euro Tuner cars, but now everyone’s doing it! The idea is to get your car as low as possible but, at the same time, somehow be able to fit the wheels in the wheel wells. You can pull this off by using wheel spacers, coilover suspensions, certain wheels and tires, adjustable control arms, and a few other tricks. The end result should be a very low car with wheels up to the quarter panels and, at the same time, having just the right offset to create the sexy “Stance”. Don’t get too ahead of yourself though! As with anything, there are horror stories that will make your car look bad and drive terribly. Before you get started, first see if this is the right setup you want to have.
Take a look at the stock Subaru. It’s a good looking car, no questions asked, but that big gap in the wheel and fender has to go! Not only does it sit like a monster truck, but the wheels are tucked in. This makes the car look narrow, which does not give it a strong and confident stance. Now, check out the modified Subaru. What a difference! You notice right away the drop, the nice wheels accenting the car. The wheel offset and the flush fitting of the wheel with the body of the car gives it that wide look. This kind of setting will turn heads and you’ll notice double takes left and right.
Most wouldn’t believe that’s even possible until they’ve seen it for themselves! If you think this is cool, by all means, it’s a free country, but be warned though! Driving with that much camber means the weight of the whole car is resting on the edge and sidewall of the tire. This means you will have terrible traction, bad launching, and will be broke! I say broke because you will burn through tires within just a couple of months, since wires will be sticking out of the one edge area you are driving on. Those are no stock rims either. You will need a wide tire to wrap that thing with so be prepared to spend around $1,000 just on tires every couple of months (if not sooner)!
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It is important to use a wheel spacer kit like one of these for a couple of reasons. The actual hub is centered so you won’t have balance or vibration issues. The material is strong so you don’t have to worry about losing a wheel! The quality is as precise as you need it.
Now that you know how to do it and how to do it right, get in the garage and start wrenching at it! If you have questions about this article, leave a comment below or simply call us @ 1.800.959.0145