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Old 04-25-2005, 07:27 PM   #1
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If your car had a 15 inch rims and u want to put a 17 inch ones wouldnt it kill your car in a long run?? And what extra acss. u have to buy when u want to put a rims that big??? Thanks. I am in BIOCHEM major, dont know very much about cars, plz help me to figure this out.
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Old 04-25-2005, 08:07 PM   #2
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If your car had a 15 inch rims and u want to put a 17 inch ones wouldnt it kill your car in a long run?? And what extra acss. u have to buy when u want to put a rims that big??? Thanks. I am in BIOCHEM major, dont know very much about cars, plz help me to figure this out.


Before Hobo comes in and tells you that the rims are just the outer portion of the wheel, I'll at least give you the answer you're looking for...

No, going from 15 inch to 17 inch won't kill your car in the long OR short run, unless there isn't any room for the wheels and tires you intend to put on.

As long as the overall diameter of the whel and tire package stays very close to the same, you don't need any other accessories (other than maybe some locking lug nuts so people don't steal your wheels)
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Old 04-25-2005, 08:48 PM   #3
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Thanks for your advice, I really appreciate it. Does the car become more stable on the road and is it true that u can actually feel every bump which puts more pressure on the car which will eventually destroy it???
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Old 04-25-2005, 10:13 PM   #4
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you usually wont start to feel all the bumps in the road until your rims get bigger than 18s.
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Old 04-26-2005, 10:42 PM   #5
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Holy 18's sound a little big for a car (i might be wrong though). Do you start to feel the bumps more cause you start using a smaller tire (shorter) to make up for the size of the wheel?
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Old 04-27-2005, 01:06 AM   #6
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yea as the rim gets bigger then inches around the tire decrease, thus less tire to absorb the bumps and you feel more
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Old 04-28-2005, 01:40 PM   #7
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would small tires and big rims destroy the car without any other acss. ???
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Old 04-28-2005, 01:55 PM   #8
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cars out of the factory are geared and set up to their tire size. changing it dramatically can affect ratios, engine components, i really couldnt get in to the technical aspects because i dont totally know but beware.
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Old 04-28-2005, 02:09 PM   #9
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something chrisv forgot to mention (which im sure he will later explain in details how it works). if u buy a set of rims that have a different offset or onset (is it onset? i forgot....) then u will most possibly need to buy spacers, but thats pretty simple. that info is given when buying rims.
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Old 04-28-2005, 03:20 PM   #10
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Thank u guys so much for helping me out. I thought no1 would answer my question but u guys came through. Thanks
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