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Steelepuls 03-17-2018 10:37 AM

18s to 17s
 
Anyone ever switch a set of 18 twist to 17 wheels? I have an 01 S with 18 twists, my friend is selling some 17 Fikse fm10 Wheel's & new tires. I need new tires, since my alignment was off. These are fairly new tires and nice rims, but what would the size change do to the handling of the car?

Ciao 03-17-2018 11:09 AM

I switched 18" turbos to 17" turbos but did not ride on the 18s. I decided 17s are better in terms of handling, weight, performance, and more options in tire sizes

BYprodriver 03-17-2018 11:40 AM

If the height of the tire doesn't increase you may notice better performance since the Fikse's will be lighter.

PaulE 03-17-2018 07:08 PM

My car came with 18 inch wheels and I picked up a set of 17 inch factory wheels. On the street I would say there’s no difference in handling, but the extra half inch of sidewall rubber makes the ride a touch smoother.

Topless 03-18-2018 01:38 PM

Effectively zero difference in handling if running similar tire compounds. 17s offer a touch smoother ride and tires cost less $$$. 18's allow you to run wider tires. I have run both sizes over the last 13 years and each has it's purpose.

Steelepuls 03-18-2018 06:45 PM

Thanks for the input guys. I think I will try the 17s. I do a lot of commute driving, so smoother is a great benefit, and if there is a tire selection plus saving $$ is included, Im in.:dance:

Boxstard 03-18-2018 09:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Steelepuls (Post 565617)
Thanks for the input guys. I think I will try the 17s. I do a lot of commute driving, so smoother is a great benefit, and if there is a tire selection plus saving $$ is included, Im in.:dance:

Its lighter in many cases too.


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