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Boring question #26; what do you think about midsized cars sitting 4in high off the road on 20in wheels?

Asked by Hypocrisy_Central (26829points) June 7th, 2011

Don’t know if the trend has hit your area but around here a lot of cars, usually midsized and often older models, have started to show up sitting four to five inches high off the road on 20 in. low profile chrome wheels. I don’t know what they style is called if it even has a name, but to me they make the car look like a toy car I had as a child; it just looks very odd and not in a good way. Have you seen cars of this type, and how do you like them? Do you know if this style has a name yet?

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rts486's avatar

It sounds goofy to me, but that is just my opinion.

dabbler's avatar

That mimics racing car aerodynamics. Also mimics lots of childhood fantasy car drawings.
But unless you have perfect roads it’s stupid. The low-profile wheels are vulnerable to potholes and low clearance will make you a scraper on lots of driveways.
I.e. Cute but not practical.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

~ Are you thinkin’ about getting some 22” on your cruiser?

marinelife's avatar

It’s been around as long as there have been cars. I think it looks OK. Whatever floats your boat. I could not find a special name for it.

erichw1504's avatar

Not my style, but I guess other people like it.

john65pennington's avatar

I love it for just one reason….....to laugh my a__ off when they hit a bump in the road. I would give $20 to see one hit a big pot hole.

Inside the vehicle, you can see their “cool” bodies hit the inside roof of the car and everyone rubbing their head because of the pain.

mrentropy's avatar

I see those around here. I’ve also seen them lowered almost to the ground and riding on those super tiny tires. To me, they look beyond stupid.

Blueroses's avatar

I just saw one that was a desperate attempt to make a Hyundai Elantra look badass. It was sitting on little custom rims and had bumpers and side panels extended to almost reach the ground. When I saw this thing, it was stuck on a curb and the boys were trying to get it off without tearing the panels. Way to look cool, guys!

Aster's avatar

You mean “low ridin?” I mean, that is what you do in a car that’s low to the ground: low ridin. I think it’s hysterical , esp if it has spinners. say goodbye to your muffler.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

The other end are those who sit 2.5ft off the ground like a 4X4 on big chrome 20–22” wagon wheels with a little rubber on them, that is even more daffy.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@woodcutter That is it the silly high water wagon wheel car. Those are the worse of the worst.

woodcutter's avatar

@Hypocrisy_Central What were they thinking? Do they come with a step ladder to get in and out of?

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@woodcutter She better not be in a pencil skirt or a mini going commando.

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