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Re: 17" v.s. 15" opinion (archive)

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Posted by DaveR on December 26, 1999 at 23:12:25:

In Reply to: Re: 17" v.s. 15" opinion posted by Mike B on December 26, 1999 at 10:43:51:


I agree with everything M.J. has said here. I went from the 15" bottlecaps to a 5-spoke 17" rim and don't regret it at all. Most of my driving is freeway, so maintaining a comfortable ride was important. I really can't tell much difference in ride, but the increase in response and handling is incredible... and he's also right about it making body-roll a bit more noticable.

I kept the same overall diameter, so the wheel openings aren't anymore apparent. I took a wee bit of time to get accustomed to so much rim, but I can't imagine the car without now. I've included a link to some photos of my car... no really good side shots, still waiting for a good opportunity.

DaveR -- '95 525iT

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