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So the question is.... (archive)

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Posted by Austin on November 20, 2000 at 12:59:03:

In Reply to: 15" vs 17" part II posted by Anthony on November 20, 2000 at 09:12:24:

If you're going to 17's, how light do they have to be to approach the same rotational mass characteristics of the stock 15's? Can it be done? I have 17's and definitely noticed my car accelerates slower than it did with the 15's.


Well I took out the car on a test run with the 15's the other night. I noticed a significant increased amount of acceleration through all of the gears. My first test was running with my friends 97 E36 M3. I was a half a car length behind him up to 100 mph. With the 17's on he dogged me completely. I also noticed the handling did not suffer much around the street. So my conclusion is keep the 17's for show and 15's speed on the street.





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