I know this is a motorcycle community forum, and yes, cars equal cages here, but I thought I'd share the short lived fooly sik experience with my car. I decided I'd pimp my Subaru Impreza RS with some bling wheels and lowered suspension the other week. This was triggered because I thought I'd trust the Subaru workshop to fit decent tyres when it was having its minor service. Turned out they fitted crummy Falkens with no grip and no feel. On went some fo' sik (um is that how you say it?) 18" rims followed by some lowered King springs. It was incredibly fun to drive for about 3 days - the handling was great! Then came the mundane daily driver duties, where the 'Prez has shopping trolley and work visit duties. Bring on the potholes, driveway ramps, speed humps, gravel drives, road works.... soon the cool factor vanished in a haze of bruised kidneys and grazed bodywork. I also started to realise that the stock dampers were not coping with the higher spring rates, and the car was bouncing a lot. (Riding motorcycles for several years has taught me something about spring rates and compression/rebound damping characteristics.) Now I'm considering putting the original stock springs and teeny wheels back on. I've learnt the hard way why the factories sell their cars with these boring wheel sizes - because they actually work for day-to-day use!