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Old 07-22-2015, 05:52 PM   #1
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Are 18x9 rims too big for a 3.8

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with rims this big on a 3.8. Would using 18x9 rims create a noticeable difference in acceleration/ normal driving? Found a pair for sale but I'm afraid they'll slow my car down too much. Any advice is appreciated


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In most cases aftermarket wheels weigh less than stock anyway right?


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no,i'm going staggered as soon as money permits.9 and 10.
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I got 19's and i would say these are too big for the newedges
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I got 19's and i would say these are too big for the newedges

I think those look pretty great


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I think those look pretty great


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Thanks but they make the car not look lowered
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Thanks but they make the car not look lowered

Compared to stock they look damn good. The pic doesn't look like a 4x4 and the wheels fill the tire well nicely


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Too much wheel gap
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Too much wheel gap

Bag the ***** LOL


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Bag the ***** LOL


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Done, lol
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Done, lol

Now that'd be dope!


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In most cases aftermarket wheels weigh less than stock anyway right?


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You'll have a tough time finding aftermarket wheels as light as the stock 15 x 7 tri-spoke alloys that came on my car from the factory and that's why I still run them, even though I've never been happy with them from an aesthetic standpoint.

I keep them because lower rotational mass equals less torque required to get them turning, less swept brake area to stop them, and they represent less unsprung weight for the suspension to overcome. I'll keep running them as long as Pirelli keep making the sticky P235/60 15 tires I'm running, which are the same as I ran on my Porsche 924S that I had prior to the Mustang -a car which also had 15" wheels. I might ditch them sooner if I can find some 17" wheels that aren't much heavier. So far, no joy.

I do run spacers between the wheels and the brakes to kind of help improve the look and widen the stance for improved handling.

If I had V8 torque, I slap a set of FR 500 style wheels on, but with my engine only putting out 192 ft/lb to the rear wheels, I don't personally think I have enough spare torque to squander in trying to spin heavy wheels.
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