December 7, 2009, 8:31 pm
[quote name='mountainbiker' post='52902' date='Dec 7 2009, 05:09 PM']I recently bought a 58 Mondeo Estate Titanium X, with sports suspension and 18' wheels, and I am finding the ride very harsh.
My dealer has offered to replace my 18' wheels for 17'.
Has anyone done this?
I would be grateful for any comments and observations if this change would help to give a better ride.[/quote]
The 17" rims will give a slightly better ride as the tyre wall would be bigger and therefore more flexible due to the smaller rim size (either 50 or 55 profile as opposed to a 40/45 profile), this is to keep the rolling circumference the same and keep the speedo accurate. the downside is that if you like to drive hard (as it's an estate i doubt it, but you never know) then the handling will suffer a bit, but for normal driving this won't be an issue, hope this helps