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18s or 17s pros cons?

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Postby Evelyn » Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:41 pm

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


I had bad luck 18" because they were deep dish, but 18" will be more expensive & tyres will be more expensive....
As I am very familiar with the Clare roads I wouldnt go 18"

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Postby KaTaLy5t » Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:09 pm

There'd be no point in me getting 18s either. There's plenty of pot holes are wexford and ya can't avoid them all :evil:

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Postby Evelyn » Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:12 pm

That all said its down to the profile of the tyre u put on the car aswell, I am not sure how high can u go on 18"?

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Postby elexes » Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:50 pm

i had 18's on mine for over a year without problom
there is very little difference with a 18 and a 17 once the tyre is on sure they are teh same size reely

theres is200's around here with the 17's under the arches but thats due to the lower'd suspension.

once the 18's are put on its important that you get your suspension setup. or you will wear very quickly
if ive helped you in anyway vote for carlow to be the first tezzaworld drinking session

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Postby patk » Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:27 pm

cheers for the advice. iv ordered 17s to be on the safe side. the 17s on it are a bit under the arch at the back anyway cause shes low enough.

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Postby Evelyn » Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:00 pm

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Ya it looks fairly low in the back so, I would imagine that the drive wouldnt be that comfortable with 18"...it depends on the brand of wheel aswell

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Postby markrs200 » Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:58 pm

My car is on 18 and is sittin fairly low on coilovers and its still comfortable there isnt much difference between 225/40/18 and 215/45/17 hight wise
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Postby lanigan » Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:40 pm

markrs200 wrote:My car is on 18 and is sittin fairly low on coilovers and its still comfortable there isnt much difference between 225/40/18 and 215/45/17 hight wise


Same here, and i live in a boggy area so the roads are constantly changing with new bumps and hollows appearing weekly, i cant get my fingers between my rear arch and tyre (see pic) . Arches are rolled and the only rubbing problems i had is with tyres which had the extra thickness as a lip protector.

Avoid the potholes and slow down for the bumps and its fine. Coilovers help a lot because you can just pull over on really bad roads and adjust them to suit

And like elexes said, suspension set up is extremely important or you will shred tyres!



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Postby elexes » Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:01 am

love those wheels
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Postby moomoo » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:50 am

patk wrote:cheers for the advice. iv ordered 17s to be on the safe side. the 17s on it are a bit under the arch at the back anyway cause shes low enough.


we're disappointed in you man....... :cry:

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Postby Evelyn » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:33 am

Trust me I would have loved to have gone for 18" aswell they look way nicer....but I had to weigh up the amount driving I do annually & the by-roads I travel. I commute between Galway & Clare nearly every week & the roads are chronic never seen anything like them, the road ennis road out of gort is so bad ud be tempted to drive on the path…..

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Postby Noel » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:11 pm

moomoo wrote:
patk wrote:cheers for the advice. iv ordered 17s to be on the safe side. the 17s on it are a bit under the arch at the back anyway cause shes low enough.


we're disappointed in you man....... :cry:


It's a daily driver not a weekend showboat, 17" ain't that small and with alot of driving i know i'd rather be able to afford good brand rubber for 17" than cheap sugar with 18"....

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Postby patk » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:16 pm

Evelyn wrote:Trust me I would have loved to have gone for 18" aswell they look way nicer....but I had to weigh up the amount driving I do annually & the by-roads I travel. I commute between Galway & Clare nearly every week & the roads are chronic never seen anything like them, the road ennis road out of gort is so bad ud be tempted to drive on the path…..

do you know the shortcut around gort? very handy.

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Postby Evelyn » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:21 am

patk wrote:
Evelyn wrote:Trust me I would have loved to have gone for 18" aswell they look way nicer....but I had to weigh up the amount driving I do annually & the by-roads I travel. I commute between Galway & Clare nearly every week & the roads are chronic never seen anything like them, the road ennis road out of gort is so bad ud be tempted to drive on the path…..

do you know the shortcut around gort? very handy.


I am going to Killenana/Feakle so that why I am on that road....

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Postby patk » Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:40 pm

Evelyn wrote:
patk wrote:
Evelyn wrote:Trust me I would have loved to have gone for 18" aswell they look way nicer....but I had to weigh up the amount driving I do annually & the by-roads I travel. I commute between Galway & Clare nearly every week & the roads are chronic never seen anything like them, the road ennis road out of gort is so bad ud be tempted to drive on the path…..

do you know the shortcut around gort? very handy.


I am going to Killenana/Feakle so that why I am on that road....

take the right on the bad left turn bend your side of the town.
then next left
then next right (supervalue will be in front of you)
take next left 300m
brings you onto main road again other side of town before feakle turnoff.
its brill during traffic. takes 3mins. :wink:
have a look on google maps or earth.
dont tell anyone.


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