Personally would not buy aftermarket wheels, even if going to designated snows. Discount Tire will changeout for free if you bought snow tires from them. Did upgrade tires and rims on my truck but got GM wheels.Try Velox - Costco sells them.
He's got a gap with his new wheels that in my opinion would look nicer and more sporty with the car sitting a little lower. Also, some of us don't want the fake SUV look but rather a sporty version of the wagon one can get in the EU and other parts of the world.Why would you want to lower a TourX?
A set of sport springs lowers the car about 3/4 of an inch to an inch so its hardly 'slammed to the ground'. Many years ago I had a Jetta TDI wagon that felt rather floaty at highway speeds and I put a set of Eibach sport springs on the car and it improved performance significantly, made the car feel 'buttoned down' on the highway and in cornering.Well the stock gap between my tires and the fake suv fender protectors, makes vehicle less likely to get damaged. But then I have always been more concerned about function over form. I wanted vehicle that would perform thru conditions of considerable snow, not the slammed to the ground look of a super car. But you are right about the eye of the beholder, woman seem to use makeup even if I think they look better without. But like lipstick on a pig, you can not deny it is hard to convince a pig they look better without it.
Well, you asked why anyone would lower it. He answered that he gained handling performance on a previous vehicle by changing the springs (which I've also done and agree with). 3/4 of an inch is hardly anything and some sport springs would more than likely help give a TourX a sportier ride.Do not care what they do in the EU, they seem to be more crazy then the crazies here.
I guess I am lucky enough to have vehicles for different things.Well, you asked why anyone would lower it. He answered that he gained handling performance on a previous vehicle by changing the springs (which I've also done and agree with). 3/4 of an inch is hardly anything and some sport springs would more than likely help give a TourX a sportier ride.
You do know the car was designed by "crazies" in the EU, right?
I like how those look on your car. I had a chance to buy a set but I was told they would not fit on my GS. By any chance do you know how much gap you have from your caliper to the wheel? I may be able to still get the wheels and just and spacers
To get it back to being the proper Euro wagon it was intended to be?Why would you want to lower a TourX?
I bought TourX because it was already a great handling wagon with AWD, and all it really needed was a good set of tires.To get it back to being the proper Euro wagon it was intended to be?
The lifted/crossover thing is a marketing fad, in my opinion. US consumers have blindly followed the trend of accepting SUVs as "cars." Now when manufacturers import actual car platforms like the Subaru Legacy wagon, Audi, Volvo and now even BMW wagons, the marketing people stomp their feet until they are lifted and branded as "crossovers" so they have a fighting chance of competing with SUVs – which are now more common than cars... Forget that euro/standard sedans and wagons have better aero and handling. Sales and profit is all that matters. (End of rant.)
I'm delighted to see members on this forum converting their TourXs back into the autobahn cruising touring cars they were designed to be. Bravo!