I recently bought some 19" BBS CK's in anthracite to spice the car up a bit for the summer while i've still got it (big thanks to Philip at PW...Top man to deal with and very helpful).
I've had the new wheels on for over a week now and i must say on standard suspension the ride quality is better than the stock 18's with conti's (less road noise, better shock absorbsion, better cornering etc). I had Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetrics fitted....As i know a lot of you are very happy with them. Really a great tyre so far.
So anyway i thought i better get some pictures up. The car is not lowered at all yet. It will be lowered by approx 10mm in the coming weeks.
To be honest, i think the car gets away without lowering (just). Maybe it's the colour of the wheels that knock them back a bit and the offset/width being just right....Take a look:
Note : The wheel arch clearance in the picture below isn't accurate. The car was stood on uneven ground so the back wheel is sat maybe 15-20mm higher than it does on level ground (i couldn't be bothered to move it again, sorry!).
Better picture of the car on level ground so you can judge how standard springs sit with 19's (i know people are always asking about this) :
And a back wheel close up for good measure:
So there you have it. Must say i'm well happy with the wheels after a week of driving, the car gets a lot of attention which it never really used to before. In dull weather the wheels and car are pretty much the same colour. Looks very stealthy in a 'grey primer' way.
As i say, the car's being lowered 10mm so it'll sit just right. I'll be sure to whack up some more photos when it's done.
Cheers for looking fellas!