Bonzo wrote:I might be tempted by 15mm spacers.
Sacrilege indeed, but considering that I swapped my style 55s for 89s, which were not originally available for Z3s, purists would disown me anyway... That's me added to the list of foes, isn't it? Am I getting banned? Do I have to hand the car to a higher authority? Will I get pointed at when in public? Is there some kind of penitence? What will become of me?
I don't think my Alpina 17x8 wheels were standard, though possibly an option. The addition of the strut and body braces I fitted are also obviously not OEM equipment, but they don't alter the ride height, just the ride and handling. As for spacers, I like the line my front wheels take with the arch, and the bottom line of the rear wheels are level with the arch, but that could be due to the 8 inch width of the wheel. To me, putting spacers on the rear wheels makes the car look bow legged when viewed from the rear.
It could be a generational thing, People owning sports cars in the 60's didn't really feel the need to fit spacers or lower the ride height in classic sports cars of that era. I think Max Power Magazine has a lot to answer for!
Z3lda (Zelda), 1998 2.8, Montreal Blue, Beige Oregon leather interior and M steering wheel, Sports Seats, Wood trim, Chrome Line Interior, Centre armrest with Cupholder, Alpina Softline wheels, Chromed Angel Eyes, De- tango'd, Rear stone guards, Sport aerial, ASC front strut brace, Strong Strut Butt Strut and Body Brace, Uprated brake fluid, Yellowstuff pads 78k.