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18s or 17s pros cons?

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18s or 17s pros cons?

Postby patk » Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:46 pm

gettin new alloys this week and wonderin whether to get 17 or 18. car is set low enough so i dont know which to get. any opinions? dont want to roll arches either. will 18s rub and will i feel every pebble?

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Postby Evelyn » Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:50 pm

Depends on the width of the 18" they might rub on the arches, if ur driving the car for everday use the 18" might be a bit un-comfortable

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Postby patk » Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:18 pm

ya every day. even if the wheels are in beyond the arch, id still be worried about rubbing, especially with a few in the back. back roads travelled alot.

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Postby dlocko » Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:19 pm

just bought 18's will have picks up when i get my tires fitted.and will let ya know how they feel.
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Postby patk » Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:20 pm

what have you got ev. did you change from 18 to 17 before? youve had a bit of bad luck too with 18s?

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Postby Noel » Sun Nov 02, 2008 7:57 pm

18's look better but not for daily country roads .... :wink:

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Postby d2carazy » Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:00 pm

i'd stick with 17's for everyday use id saythe 18's with the lumps and bumps in the roads theyd be rubbing the whole time

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Postby moomoo » Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:15 pm

I've 18s under mine and go over speed bumps daily and whack the odd pothole and I find them grand. 18s look cooler

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Postby KaTaLy5t » Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:49 pm

18s look nice but they'd be rough enough on country raods. I've 17s on mine with coilovers and there's no way I'd want it any more bumpy. There's more of a chance of damaging the wheel with 18s I think (cough Rotas cough).

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Postby Dan » Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:33 pm

18" tyres more expensive too. !!

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Postby Flex » Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:27 pm

I have 18" and I have no problems with them they look better but the ride with the 17" will definitely be a lot smoother. It all depends on what you are looking for. Don't be afraid of the 18" though it's not as bad as you might think :D
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Postby markrs200 » Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:13 am

I have 18 they never rub and there not uncomfortable either i there 8x7.5 with 225/40 tyres
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Postby Tezzy » Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:06 am

i have 19s (225/35 R19) with the arches rolled (i think :oops: )and there's no rubbing issues at all, don't think i've ever heard a crunch or rub from the arches :)

as for potholed roads making sh!t of low profile tyres, yeah i know all about that :cry:

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Postby moomoo » Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:19 am

If you buy 17s you'll always regret not buying 18s

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Postby markrs200 » Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:08 pm

moomoo wrote:If you buy 17s you'll always regret not buying 18s

I agree .When you have alloys you have to mind them anyway if its a 45 tyre on a 17 ,a 40 tyre on a 18 or a 35 tyre on a 19 if you hit a bad enough pothole you will burst a tyre
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