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    Quote Originally Posted by Disciple
    TLike I said, for the original poster, 18's are, IMO, the best compromise for safety, comfort, looks, price and performance. That's on a Magna, maybe on a 380 you could step up to 19's or even 20's due to the different suspension setup and weight of the vehicle.
    You've definately got it right with 18s... they are the cheapest, and - although I don't know as much about the mechanics of suspensions setups, etc - I think probably the best for the car overall.
    19s and 20s do look awesome on a car when its lowered a bit, but it seems you are putting much more stress on all the components just for "the look". Don't get me wrong, for those that have "the look", it's a great look and I would never critisize anyone for going that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disciple
    Like you said, the 18's were on a different car so the comparison is redundant. And yes, I've driven a car with 20's as a daily, it was a Monaro and holy hell it rode like a gokart with rock wheels.
    my comparison is redundant.... what was it that you were driving daily again? a monaro i have been in a VY on 19's and it wasnt as nice of a ride, spring/shock choice!

    my previous car on the same vehicle with the same suspension i was able to compare 14" alloys/steelies 17" and 18" alloys and there were differences, ride quality was one one but there were other differences more noteable than that...
    the fact is you have never driven or been in my car, and if your ever in town i invite you to take it for a spin to see for yourself, you will be supprised... it drives pretty damn nice, no not like stock... but far better than you would think by looking at the specs of it..

    after you have driven it you can then say whatever you think... but it's also unfair to make another comparison with another magna, as no one has my springs and exact combo of rim/tyre and awd driveline. The spring rate is what initially makes the ride a reasonable one.

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    Sure champ. I can say my car does 0-100 in 3 seconds and rides like a Jaguar too. Your comparison is redundant because you can't compare that old car with 18's to another car with 20's, which, I was never doing, I was answering your question if I had driven a car with 20's as a daily driver. If you think it's comfy, good onya. Our opinions differ, get over it.

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    my TR magna with 16s and lowered 2 inches was far more harsh than my ralliart with 20s and lowered 1.5 inches is.. dunno why... but the ralliart lowered with 20s is just not as harsh as everyone around here think it is...

    im with andrewd.. anyone ever in my area there more than welcome to jump in my car and see for themselves
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    Quote Originally Posted by gremlin
    my TR magna with 16s and lowered 2 inches was far more harsh than my ralliart with 20s and lowered 1.5 inches is.. dunno why... but the ralliart lowered with 20s is just not as harsh as everyone around here think it is...

    im with andrewd.. anyone every in my area there more than welcome to jump in my car and see for themselves

    Same here, I invite anybody in the Canberra region to come for a spin in my 380 with 20s to see what they think.

    However, I can not compare what its like against a standard 380 as I have never driven or been a passenger in one. What I can compare it against is my previous drive, a VX SS, standard FE2 suspension with standard 17in rims. The 380 is much smoother on the 20s even. Go figure.

    The invite is open, only to happy to offer.

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