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Long term owner with 17 or 18 wheel and tire? (archive)

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Posted by Bill R. on October 25, 2000 at 00:08:35:

I was wondering how much the suspension components life is shortened with the stiffer sidewall on the low profile tires and stiffer springs and swaybars, since all of these transmit more roadshock to the Ball joints, tie rod ends,thrust bushings etc. Have any long term owners got mileage comparisons for how frequently they replace these parts before and after the large wheels, springs etc?

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