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Old 07-11-2014, 12:40 AM   #1
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Opinions needed (rims)

A friend is wanting to trade rims with me. He has 17in 5 spoke rims from a gt, and I have the factory v6 rims (16in) that I recently plasti dipped.
Would I notice a decrease in speed or gas mileage with bigger rims? Below are my rims and the kind of rims he wants to trade for
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I don't think it will change anything related to speed or gas mileage, it's all about the look of the car, I switched from the v6 style to the same gt style you have above and I plasti dipped them and the car looks awesome now!


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Wouldn't it take more power to turn the bigger tires though? That's why I was thinking it would decrease my gas mileage


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Maybe for gas mileage I'm not sure about it, but I know nothing is going to change related to speed because the tires radius is the same for the stock v6 and the stock gt, only the wheel is bigger for the gt.


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Wouldn't it take more power to turn the bigger tires though? That's why I was thinking it would decrease my gas mileage


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With a bigger rim your adding weight which is why depending on the rim you may see a decrease in MPG.


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When i went from 16's to 17's it threw my Speedometer off by about 5-mph.
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When i went from 16's to 17's it threw my Speedometer off by about 5-mph.

You can't go strictly off the size of the rim. You have to consider the overall height with the tire. If you add 18s or 19s and have a low profile tire that matches the stock rim/tire combo it won't be off.


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wheel size

I went from stock 17 inch wheels on my 2012 to the 19 inch wheel.
it is fine. the over all wheel diameter is what determines if you will be off or not. doing what your talking about, no you will be just fine.
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Bigger is better. Less rotation and those rims are nicer than the black ones. If you have a tuner, you can adjust in axle ratio

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I went from 15's to staggered 18's and it didn't change my mpg or speed at all.


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