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well, the 19's on my 350z slowed my car down drastically.. and they were lighter than the stock rims/tires.
 

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Antonious said:
why would you put 19's on a Z?
because it looked damn good.
 

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Attaus said:
If it weighs more, as the consesus says, yes, but if it's light weight, no -- more wheel travel.
what do you mean by wheel travel?

and like boosted said, lighter doesnt mean as much if it's that much further from the center of the rim. Picture the little spinning tire swing thing at the park whne you were a kid. Lead out and you go way slower right? but tuck that same weight in more and you go faster. Same principle.
 

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CruZin89LuDe said:
what do you mean by wheel travel?

and like boosted said, lighter doesnt mean as much if it's that much further from the center of the rim. Picture the little spinning tire swing thing at the park whne you were a kid. Lead out and you go way slower right? but tuck that same weight in more and you go faster. Same principle.
agreed
 

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If the overall diameter of the larger wheel and tire is more it will hurt acceleration.

If the larger wheel and tire combo is heavier than stock it will hurt acceleration

If the width of the larger wheel's tire is greater than stock it will hurt gas mileage.

If the offset differs from stock much it will effect handling/response

- JL
 

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18's are too large for a prelude if you are in any way concerned with performance. kthxby.
 

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kpkicker16 said:
The bigger the wheel, the better the handling right?
thats a misleading way of saying it.

the shorter the side wall, the stiffer the tire is, so the firmer it feels in corners.

less sidewall = less sidewall flex= more responsive handling
 

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kpkicker16 said:
The bigger the wheel, the better the handling right?
i'm headed out to get 26's right now!!!!


a true track car using 14's...
what kinda track?
drag racing?
that's for the wrinkle wall and traction, not because of the weight.



 
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