"Let me tellya bout white chiks"
True story. I knew this girl, really kind of cute, not too tall but sleek and petite. Really nice but a little insecure, she got very invested in what other people thought of her. Couldn't leave the house without high heels, make up, just the right rear extended lower control arms. I told her "the only reputation you have that matters is the reputation you have with yourself." Basic truth grasshopper: Cosmetics are always about what others think of you. She couldn't believe she was an approval junkie (she was not alone, approval addiction is the most common human disease, more of it than herpes). Could not hear it until she started having back pain, really hurt. (most people will only change when the pain gets bad enough) Wrecking her quality of life. Took it getting real bad before she could grasp..."those shoes have got to go!". She (like some right here on this site) cried "But people LOVE them, and I look so much cooler, sleeker and people LOOK at me!...whole neighborhoods give me a thumbs up!" Sorry my dear, but have you looked at the unsprung weight penalty they afflict you with? Gruesome. Tram line effect multiplied, totally ruins your ride quality, braking distances miserably effected (did you mention crap brakes? I thought so.) and acceleration slowed down too ( Homer Simpson DUH! here) . Not just from shoes she cried! Sad, but true. "But I saw "The Devil Wears Prada" and EVERYONE had 22" high heels" So eat excrement...A million flies can't be wrong? "Oh my goodness" she exclaimed "I did this to myself!" Ah the self inflicted wound! Often the result of listening to the noballs at all and the slowitted. The sage did opine "find a well meaning fool, there is always one about" and so begins the road to hell (small h, not a religious reference) which is paved with good intentions. Notice how I worked in a street reference there. I would not point it out but they missed my Hedley Lamar reference just yesterday! Want to make it even worse? Just add a 1 1/2" solid rear sway bar to that pert little SS rear of yours. BUTT IMPLANTS! You really won't want to ever leave the house. DO NOT mention the Car-dashians (sic or is that sick?) But wait she said "Look at all these new supercars! 18's are tiny, 20's barely noticed! What about room for BIG BRAKES?" A Jag has... Stop the madness. Every supercar suspension component has to be adjusted by suicidal engineers just so the reptile sales department can sell crap novelty to the unknowing. The 2005 ECIRS championship car cleaned up on 15" wheels (sorry, I get nostalgic sometimes, but yes, the 15's were chosen for their unfair advantage. Physics 101). Was not this little allegory clear?
PS Pictures; No YOU don't NEED 15 X 9.5" wheels or the 15 X 8.5" wheels or even 15 X 8"'s but they all would out perform, hey even 15 x 7' would, in every way, the nightmare garbage you currently run. Yes with any of the currently available tires, and yes those Pirelli P-Zero's and Michelin PS were great in 15's but they are gone so get over over it. AND yes that's a 1 1/2" solid rear sway bar...ON AN 8000 pound FWB STRETCH LIMO DOG CAR! Notice the picture of the 1 1/2" solid front sway bar and (insultingly called by losers here as somekinda homemade) front frame brace. Those little scamps and I do mean little. (See Ghostbusters youtube on a previous post about frame gussets) But I digress.Often for English is now an alien tongue, hard for me. Both F+R sway bars match (among other things, some in the pics) for a neutral handling, as fast around Virginia International Raceway Road Course as a stock Impala SS, dog car. German Shepards, bred by Nazi's, two both over 120 pounds so 8000 pounds really isn't so hard to understand right?
PPS SPRINGS! You want me to write about SPRINGS!?!. The search is your friend. Spare yourself the stream of consciousness.