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Old 02-01-2006, 01:14 AM   #16
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Dont go 2 inches over stock size.
Didn't you say that earlier?
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Old 02-01-2006, 01:19 AM   #17
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Old 02-01-2006, 02:14 AM   #18
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yea they have 18inch rims with tires with huge sidewalls right? so they get bigger rims and tires with tiny side walls, which keeps the diameter the same...but u can only go so small lol so i guess u are right to a point


lol, that would be great to see a 24in rim with the smallest possible sidewall, like a custom made tire, lol, but ya, i think you get what im saying, its not a rule to not go over 2in, and thats not even sumtin that can be looked at, newyorker is just not very intelligent
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Old 02-01-2006, 02:31 AM   #19
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Speedo accuracy will change, acceleration will change, top speed will increase
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Old 02-01-2006, 02:37 AM   #20
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top speed will increase

does it? thats interesting, what makes you say that?

(real question, no sarcasm intended)
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Old 02-01-2006, 02:38 AM   #21
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does it? thats interesting, what makes you say that?

(real question, no sarcasm intended)

From what I understand, since the wheel is larger it will go a longer distance in one turn than a smaller wheel, increasing top speed.
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From what I understand, since the wheel is larger it will go a longer distance in one turn than a smaller wheel, increasing top speed.
Wouldn't that depend more on rubber composite than wheel size?
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Old 02-01-2006, 02:46 AM   #23
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Wouldn't that depend more on rubber composite than wheel size?

Its basic math. The diameter of the wheel is bigger, so no matter what its going to cover more ground than a wheel of a smaller diameter.

For example, a 16" wheel will cover 50.24 inches in one turn, whereas a 18" will cover 56.52 inches in one turn.
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Its basic math. The diameter of the wheel is bigger, so no matter what its going to cover more ground than a wheel of a smaller diameter.

For example, a 16" wheel will cover 50.24 inches in one turn, whereas a 18" will cover 56.52 inches in one turn.
I see, so the tires would last longer too...
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I see, so the tires would last longer too...

That does depend on the tire itself. Two exact tires of different diameters would last longer, because the tread in one spot wont be touching the ground as often as on a smaller wheel.
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The rubber will depend on the speed rating...how fast you're supposed to go on that tire. But the top speed should go up.

Look at it this way. The car has a certain number of gears, and a certain amount of revs. In X gear, at Y revs, the tires are spinning at Z rpms (different from the engine rpm). For every rotation, the car covers the distance of one tire's circumference. If this circumference is bigger, it means that for the top rpms in the top gear, it is covering more distance per rotation per minute, so therefore going faster.

Dunno if that made sense, but hope you get the point.
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Old 02-01-2006, 03:54 AM   #27
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Didn't you say that earlier?
Yea but noone quoted so I put it out there again.
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isnt it possible to recalibrate for the bigger wheels?
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yea they have 18inch rims with tires with huge sidewalls right? so they get bigger rims and tires with tiny side walls, which keeps the diameter the same...but u can only go so small lol so i guess u are right to a point
I saw an escalade with 15 profile tires..crazy.
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Old 02-01-2006, 10:36 AM   #30
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Yea but noone quoted so I put it out there again.

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wow, your retardeness never ceases to amaze me...

never go 2 inches over? what about your neon, dosent that come with lie 15's? ive seen neons with 8's, and some 19's
Did ya miss the above quote? lol
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