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      05-17-2012 12:34 PM #1
      You know how some unmodified cars manage to minimize wheel-to-body gap, while others don't?

      Post up excessive wheel gap here. UNMODIFIED ONLY. CARS ONLY.

      For starters, a 300C with AWD. Why such high ride height to get half shafts up front?




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      So people can fit 22"s without having to modify the car.
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      05-17-2012 12:45 PM #3
      these were always a terrible offender imo

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      05-17-2012 01:12 PM #8
      I always thought that these S10's were pretty high even for a truck.


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      05-17-2012 01:12 PM #9
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      05-17-2012 01:26 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Brickx3 View Post
      these were always a terrible offender imo

      Those are the first cars that always come to mind for me. People often focus on wheel gap with regards to whether a car is too tall or not but those always just seemed off to me even from the direct front or back. Even when people lower them and make the wheel gap more to what people might consider acceptable they still have a lot of space between the bumpers and the ground making them still appear very tall.

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      05-17-2012 01:31 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Brickx3 View Post
      these were always a terrible offender imo

      Yikes look at that front wheel placement.
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      05-17-2012 01:32 PM #15
      Are we talking Ride Height or Wheel Gap because I see more instances of the latter so far. Some people think the current GLI is too high but I cannot figure what they are comparing it too because any lower and it would be rubbing the street all over the place.

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    16. 05-17-2012 01:35 PM #16
      Much along the lines of the 300C w/ AWD, the E46 XI's have a terrible wheel gap. For these AWD cars though, at least it done for a reason.

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    18. 05-17-2012 01:40 PM #18
      Another offender...the GLI VR6. When we had ours, we lowered it ~1.5" and it was perfect.

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      05-17-2012 01:41 PM #19
      # insert Picture of any car under 30k
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      05-17-2012 01:44 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by subgraphic View Post
      To be fair, it was only lifted up like that in the USA in order to comply with bumper-height regulations.
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    21. 05-17-2012 01:48 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by VW1.8Tsunami View Post
      # insert Picture of any car under 30k
      That rule doesn't always apply. As bland as the car is, I've always thought the newer Civics did well on wheel gap.

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      05-17-2012 01:53 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Khyron View Post


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      See thats what I mean. For $32K you would at least think Toyota would minimize the gap and get rid of the Prius tires. And those oem wheels looks hideous.

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      05-17-2012 01:54 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by teklord69 View Post
      See thats what I mean. For $32K you would at least think Toyota would minimize the gap and get rid of the Prius tires. And those oem wheels looks hideous.
      God, you're an idiot.

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      05-17-2012 01:55 PM #24
      Nice gappage:


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      05-17-2012 01:55 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by helement2003 View Post
      That rule doesn't always apply. As bland as the car is, I've always thought the newer Civics did well on wheel gap.

      The gen before this one rode pretty damn low too. Not sure if they had low suspension setups for gas mileage/aero or looks or what....
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    26. 05-17-2012 02:02 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by teklord69 View Post
      Nice gappage:

      That's either not stock, or just a fantastic angle (maybe a sport trim that actually lowers suspension?). Another example of a Maxima:



      It's a bit tall in the back...
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      05-17-2012 02:04 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by helement2003 View Post
      That's either not stock, or just a fantastic angle (maybe a sport trim that actually lowers suspension?). Another example of a Maxima:



      It's a bit tall in the back...
      Pic you posted doesnt look real. The maxima from what I have seen has a nice low gap.

    28. 05-17-2012 02:07 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by teklord69 View Post
      Pic you posted doesnt look real. The maxima from what I have seen has a nice low gap.
      It's a real photo, but here's another. Still pretty tall back there:

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      05-17-2012 02:08 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by teklord69 View Post
      See thats what I mean. For $32K you would at least think Toyota would minimize the gap and get rid of the Prius tires. And those oem wheels looks hideous.
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      05-17-2012 02:09 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by teklord69 View Post
      See thats what I mean. For $32K you would at least think Toyota would minimize the gap and get rid of the Prius tires. And those oem wheels looks hideous.
      No really cars that are less than $30k, the car companies do not spend much RandD and effort to minimize the gap for the sake of aesthetics. BMW for example makes sure that wheel gappage is minimal (makes the car look more expensive). So you would expect at least Toyota would put effort in minimizing gappage on a car that would cost $30k instead they built it cheaply and put in a sub $20k gappage on the car..totally unacceptable. Another among plenty of factors why the scion/brz is totally overpriced.

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      05-17-2012 02:10 PM #32
      Always felt this was one of the worst offenders due to the AWD friendly height.

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      05-17-2012 02:11 PM #34
      I think the stock height on my '95 Jetta GLX qualified.



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      05-17-2012 02:12 PM #35
      Nissan's are the worst about this!!

      You could lower an s13 240sx 4 inches and still have a little wheel gap!

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