Jump to content


Show
Photo
- - - - -

Impact of bigger alloys?


  • Please log in to reply
31 replies to this topic

#31 Jonny87

Jonny87

    Ford Enthusiast

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,742 posts
  • Ford Model: Fiesta
  • Location:

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

Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...

Sign up to FOC Premium Membership To Remove These Ads

#32 JAR897

JAR897

    Serial Poster

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 479 posts
  • Ford Model: Ford Fiesta MK7 Titanium 1.6 TiVCT

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.


Not what you're looking for?

Register now, we have a huge community of enthusiasts to answer any questions you might have



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users