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Old 08-29-2014, 01:17 AM   #1
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Does The Diameters of Rims Affect Car Performance ?

I'm getting new set of rims soon. Im debating between SVE 19x9.5 for all for wheel or some 5 spokes rims 20x8.5/ 20x10. I dont know if the diameter will affect the performance of the car. The car also sitting on a set of SR spring 1.5in drop. Any feed back will help greatly. Thanks
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Bigger wheels more rotational mass/more weight.

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Since different rim size allows you to use different tires, yes it can affect performance, which can go either better or worse, depending on the tire size and type used. But not usually enough to make much of a difference.
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It will also effectively change the final drive. A shorter than stock tire would be the same as raising your ratio (>2.73) while a taller tire would make it even shorter (<2.73).

Also, larger wheels / tires are not necessarily heavier. I have 19 x 9.5 rims / tires that are .5 lbs ligther each than my factory 18 x 8 GT rims.
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Mine are 4 lbs lighter each rim and they are 19×9.5's
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Overall height will affect weight dramatically, also normally with a bigger wheel you are forced to run a lower profile tire, which means less grip.


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Overall height will affect weight dramatically, also normally with a bigger wheel you are forced to run a lower profile tire, which means less grip.


Bullitts are better than Bullets

Also, the lower the tire profile, the more all those bumps and potholes are going to hurt.


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Overall height will affect weight dramatically, also normally with a bigger wheel you are forced to run a lower profile tire, which means less grip.


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Also depends on your goals. 15 would be great for drag racing, but all that sidewall will mess you up if you're auto x ing or road racing



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