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09-19-2012 03:49 PM
DarderSauce Smaller (more narrow) wheels are GREAT for winter driving, plus tires are cheaper. I plan on getting a 15 or 16" wrapped in Blizzaks for the winter. Heard it makes a world of a difference :)
09-19-2012 12:32 PM
bugman My advice is to keep the rims you have unless you really have the money and need to replace them. I would go with a taller tire which will give you more sidewall and pick a tire that is made for a more comfortable ride than performance. Also if you go with a differnet size tire in height your speedo will be off, since the tire will be spinning slightly slower at any given speed. You could see if a local shop can update your computer to the new tire size.
09-18-2012 07:40 PM
badazz2010focus Yeah I was gonna mention go with like a 60 series or something LOL!
09-15-2012 04:07 PM
thenorm
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Originally Posted by Slammed_2.0 View Post
Factory 16's. Down grade to 15's = Less responsiveness from steering.

A lot of under steer. being FWD we get understeer so down sizing, IMO, really degrades the responsiveness of steering.
this is far from true.

All of my race tires are 15". I dont have any steering response issues. Turn in is more of a function of the rest of the suspension and the brand and model of the tire, not so much the size.


but to the OP, you might not notice a difference between 16s and 15s.

one thing that hasnt been mentioned is tire pressure. I have found that If i have the recomende amount of air pressure (32 or 34psi or w/e it is) that i get a lot of tire slap and thumps going over expansion joints and potholes. I get a much smoother ride with 37 or 38 psi. however getting up to 39 or 40 psi starts getting rough again.
09-15-2012 02:30 PM
crice8 The comfort difference going from 15-16 will be pointless..... Your better off simply getting a slightly taller tire.... it is a waste of money for going to a smaller wheel when you wont even feel the difference lol
09-15-2012 10:54 AM
Minchkin Well, he is looking for comfort. So if that is something that he is willing to sacrifice... As long as it still is able to keep traction for defensive maneuvers, then all should be well.
09-15-2012 02:55 AM
Slammed_2.0 Factory 16's. Down grade to 15's = Less responsiveness from steering.

A lot of under steer. being FWD we get understeer so down sizing, IMO, really degrades the responsiveness of steering.
09-14-2012 03:18 PM
Miller88
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Originally Posted by RAF_S197 View Post
Your making a mistake going to 15's IMO
But. Good luck
What is the problem with the 15s? The 16s and 17s are nice, but have a harsher ride and get slightly less mileage.
09-14-2012 03:17 PM
RAF_S197 Your making a mistake going to 15's IMO
But. Good luck
09-14-2012 02:53 PM
Miller88 You have two panthers ... I will own one some day!

Why are narrow tires bad?
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