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#31 Jonny87


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Posted 31 May 2009 - 10:44 PM

Lol thanks guys.. I'm pretty adament that the reduced acceleration will be due to the rolling radius, NOT any difference in tyre profiele or wideness though.

You should take into account that wider, larger alloys will be heavier (probably) so it would take more power to get them spinning in the first place, but this would probably only effect acceleration and not top speed

Also worth mentioning that a larger circumference will travel a greater distance with one turn of the axel

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#32 JAR897


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Posted 01 June 2009 - 09:10 AM

i.e. a greater top speed.

Do the 17" have a wider profile than the 15"?
Do the 17" have a different grip to the 15"?
Do the 17" weigh more than the 15"?

I know this all depends on the tyre not particularly the wheel itself, but would still be interesting to know how the standard provided tyres on both the 15" and 17" compare.

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