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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-04-2014, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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17in Rims Vs 18in Rims?

Planning on replacing my stock alloys soon and Ive found 2 sets that I like. Im leaning on the 17in ones but are those too small? Can anyone post some pics of their cars on 17in rims or 18in rims. What size is best?
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You'll find putting tires on an 18" rim a bit more pricey than the 17".

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Even just the price of an 18" rim vs a 17" rim. I like the way 18s looks on the car, but I also like to keep a little cash in my wallet. 17s seem to work just fine for me.

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I just dont want my upgraded rims to look small. Will I notice the 2 inch upgrade? These 17 in rims just look badass! Gotta get a pic posted of them but they are black and red and I think they would look cool on my silver car.

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Interesting. I don't really like them but who cares? They're not going on my car lol

Price aside, you may notice the 18s could weigh a little more and that would upset performance and economy. Also, there'd be a bigger discrepancy on the speedo vs. stock or 17s.

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Interesting. I don't really like them but who cares? They're not going on my car lol

Price aside, you may notice the 18s could weigh a little more and that would upset performance and economy. Also, there'd be a bigger discrepancy on the speedo vs. stock or 17s.
Don't know where you got that info....

If you install the proper size tire speedo will be bang on. Aluminum weighs less than rubber and steel of wich you have less with a bigger rim. Therefore better performance and less stress on suspension.

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It's not a big difference on the speedo for going up in tire and rim size maybe a few mph but nothing to extreme lol I went from 15s to 18s and didn't even notice a change really
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Don't know where you got that info....

If you install the proper size tire speedo will be bang on. Aluminum weighs less than rubber and steel of wich you have less with a bigger rim. Therefore better performance and less stress on suspension.
Jumping from a 15'' wheel to a 17'' or 18'' (and going to a larger tire aswell) will call for a speedo recalibration.

If you're comparing two exact wheel models, one being 17'' and the other being 18'', I'm willing to bet the bigger wheel would be heavier.

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Jumping from a 15'' wheel to a 17'' or 18'' (and going to a larger tire aswell) will call for a speedo recalibration.

If you're comparing two exact wheel models, one being 17'' and the other being 18'', I'm willing to bet the bigger wheel would be heavier.

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I went from 15s to 17s and my speedo is still pretty much accutate. It's not more then 1 MPH off at 70 MPH. The 17s have a small sidewall on the tire then the 15s do, so over all the total height of the tire is the same, thus your speedo will be fine.

Most 18s will be heavier then 17s. more material usually mean more weight. There are some really light 18" rims if your willing to pay the cash for them.

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