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Old 10-25-2012, 10:18 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by thisisbenji View Post
I want to know which would be better as far as handling goes. I plan on doing a little autocross and want to make sure I get some decent wheels. I'd like to step up to 18s but I'm not sure if there would be any negatives.

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If I stick with 17s, is it acceptable to switch to 225/45R17s or 235/45R17s (seems to have closer overall diameter to the stock tires) from the stock 215/50R17s? This way I could get better tire.
The higher the wheel height the more performance is lost. The taller wheels are the more the torque has to work to spin the wheel, therefore decreasing torque, and displacing HP. I'd go with some wide 16 or 17's.
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