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Posted by dave on September 14, 2000 at 09:06:32:

In Reply to: Wheel size and performance question posted by James Lee on September 13, 2000 at 17:50:34:

True...the reasons for putting bigger wheels on is to clear big brakes. Most people put them on for looks, it does update the look or make it look badass if you do it right.
As far as putting more rubber on the road, this can be accomplished with small diameter wheels too. Wide tires will help the handling but larger diameter wheels will hurt the acceleration.
So pick a light wheel, and the largest width tire you can fit or are comfortable with for your driving style.
Careful selection of the offsets will give the filled fender look that most people go for. Using spacers can also help with this.
good luck.

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