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Re: Wheel size and performance question (archive)

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Posted by Dirk(NL) on September 13, 2000 at 18:33:19:

In Reply to: Wheel size and performance question posted by James Lee on September 13, 2000 at 17:59:50:

A friend had 8,5x17 (215/45/17,235/40/17)Azev wheels on his M3 and we did chainged them for 7x15 with (225/55/15)wheels just to check what the difference would be.
+ 1. Faster acceleration 0-100 km/h (0.6 sec.)
2. also faster acc. 120-200 km/h (1.8s.approx.)
3. Saving feul.

- 1. bad in handling at hi-speed
2. bad curve handling
3. doesn't look cool
4. don't try topspeed. above 200km/h its like pudding..

hoped to inform you enough with our experience.

Dirk from Holland.


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