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Posted by Pakman on October 19, 1999 at 20:23:10:

In Reply to: Working off of memory.... posted by Waiky on October 19, 1999 at 19:06:39:

The impact of putting 18" wheels on a non-sports suspension is the it might "bottom out".

So, if someone upgrades the suspension components (i.e. springs, shocks, and sway bars) than 18" wheels should solve the problem. Is this correct?

: The sport suspension is stiffer of course. Also I think that the sway bars are thicker for less lean.

: Most likely the reason that you wouldn't want to put on 18" rims on a standard suspension is due to the soft ride, the travel in the suspension might bottom out. Also I read a while back that Road and track did a study on 16", 17", and 18"s and the best performance came from a 17 inch rim, but if you are considering non-sport, I guess that you are not as concern about handling. Hope that helped.

: Waiky

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