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SMART MADNESS live in Catalina!

We've recently finished the car mentioned in the "Orange Crush" thread for our customer in Catalina Islands. Here are some pics of the end result before we shipped it out.

We were also able to tweak his suspension to get the smart even higher, so he now has no worries about those roads over on the island. Check out the pics below!







For more information on the lift kit, click here: smart car Lift Kit by Daystar Online Store - smart car Parts and Accessories

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OMG!!! Love it! All you need is a set of "truck nuts" and this would be appealing in the US south ;-)
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OMG!!! Love it! All you need is a set of "truck nuts" and this would be appealing in the US south ;-)
HAHA glad you love it Electric! The south can definitely use a couple of these!

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I love it! Thanks for pointing me here! What are the tire specs and brand I like the tread pattern?
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I love it! Thanks for pointing me here! What are the tire specs and brand I like the tread pattern?
Working on that exact information for you right now!
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I have to say that smart is not my cup of tea and at the same time that I also think it is very cool. I'm in love with very curvy roads with pavement and I could probably roll that baby in no time. However on a gravel or dirt road that smart might be a ton of fun. I don't have any idea how well it would handle in the gravel or dirt but I do know it would never look that clean again in it's lifetime if I drove it on dirt once or twice.
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Hey Smart Madness, I have been emailing you guys on this same thing... I need some type of suggestion on tire sizes that would go with original rims, and as Wicknalter, I will be driving in snow so I rather have offroad or all season tires... Please reply!
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Hey Smart Madness, I have been emailing you guys on this same thing...
For a more prompt response, may want to pickup the phone and give them a call?

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Hi there Josantovs!

For your particular setup you are going to need to make a few changes but, luckily that is what we at MADNESS specialize in!

Given your terrain (snow) it your best bet is to run 185/65/15. This will give you sidewall of 120.25mm. Compare that to the size of the 175/70 @ 122.5mm and the 185/70 @ 129.5mm the 185/65/15 is available in a snow tire and will still give you added lift over the stock setup!

Regarding the changes… You will need to (at a minimum) change the front tires out and replace them with a set of rears. This will allow you to run the 185/65 in front and have the added benefit of longer tire wear since you will be able to rotate your tires since they will now be a square setup (even all the way around). You must do this because the front rim that you have now is to narrow to fit the 185/65.

As I mentioned above, we deal with this all the time and have all the goodies for your smart needs! I want to take the time to let you (and the others on the forum know) that we offer 15” wheel packages that we can custom tailor to your application and that aren’t all the much more in cost when you compare the cost of 2 rear wheels $399.98 (for take-offs of the 11 spoke design) vs. the complete set of 4 wheels in the Newton or Darwin setup @ $699.99.

The $300.00 difference really makes a huge improvement in the looks department and it also allows you to recoupe most of your $ by selling off your spare wheels OR you can keep them around in the garage! Your choice.

Let us know if you have any other options. You can always call the shop and ask for Joseph or Art and we'll be more than happy to assist you!

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