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Old 07-20-2005, 01:32 AM   #1
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19" too bumpy?

Looking to purchase some HRE/I Forged deep dish black/graphite rims (if anyone has any to sell) ... I hear that there is a noticable difference in ride w/ 19's. True? or should i look for some 18's?

What is the biggest size i can go in the back and front on my car?

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Old 07-20-2005, 02:47 AM   #2
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most people run an 8.5 front and a 9.5 in the back but youll have to roll your fenders no biggie. good luck
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Old 07-20-2005, 07:19 AM   #3
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most people run an 8.5 front and a 9.5 in the back but youll have to roll your fenders no biggie. good luck
what about off set?

will there be a problem with the off set?
rubbing?
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Old 07-22-2005, 12:14 PM   #4
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what about off set?

will there be a problem with the off set?
rubbing?
Depends on coupe or sedan. Also, what width tires you run and also what type of wheels too.
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Old 07-22-2005, 12:56 PM   #5
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yes there is noticable difference, I wouldnt say it's "bumpy" but definitely slower acceleration...
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Old 07-22-2005, 01:00 PM   #6
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I actually have my 19" CSLs coming in to me mid next week... I currently have the oem 17" five spoke star wheels and decided to go with the 19's because I wanted a noticable difference and kept asking myself "If I am going to spend all this money, don't I want something that I can't help but notice a difference in?"... In the end I simply couldn't bring myself to buy something slightly bigger but then again, to each his own
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Old 07-25-2005, 04:39 AM   #7
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19" will indeed slwo down ur acceleration
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I actually have my 19" CSLs coming in to me mid next week... I currently have the oem 17" five spoke star wheels and decided to go with the 19's because I wanted a noticable difference and kept asking myself "If I am going to spend all this money, don't I want something that I can't help but notice a difference in?"... In the end I simply couldn't bring myself to buy something slightly bigger but then again, to each his own

wooohooo me 2.. haha.. when is yours comin'?... u going to the 2 meets comin' up?

and about slowing down in accel... i dont see how it can effect it that much.. they dont weigh that much more than the stock rims... i think the stock oem 17" is like 24 pounds.. and the 19" with tires is like 26 or something like that
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wooohooo me 2.. haha.. when is yours comin'?... u going to the 2 meets comin' up?

and about slowing down in accel... i dont see how it can effect it that much.. they dont weigh that much more than the stock rims... i think the stock oem 17" is like 24 pounds.. and the 19" with tires is like 26 or something like that
Its due to centriphical force... becasue the weight of these wheels is primarily located at its extremities, greater force is required to spin them, thus acceleration is slowed down and breaking times will increase... taht being said, it shoudln't even be noticable.... And we should definately meet up and maybe get a photo shoot with the new wheels in place
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Old 07-25-2005, 09:35 AM   #10
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let's not hijack his thread... post on the MID ATLANTIC CHATROOM in regionals we'll talk about it
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I wasn't trying to jack it but lets have a meet at some point... I heard the Ocean City meet was a bust... we should try and get one of those going in August... plan ahead of time and make it a reallllly big one
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mine comes on the 28th.. the ece meet and the anne arundell meet is this weekend... u going?.. we can meet up then and do one
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mine comes on the 28th.. the ece meet and the anne arundell meet is this weekend... u going?.. we can meet up then and do one
Yeah man definately... what time? I have to work 12-4
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no idea.. check the regionals
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what you lose in a lil acceleration, you will make up in cornering. the bumpyness you get used to, and its not all that more bad.
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how do bigger wheels help cornering?
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hmmm cuz they're wider again?
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Looking to purchase some HRE/I Forged deep dish black/graphite rims (if anyone has any to sell) ... I hear that there is a noticable difference in ride w/ 19's. True? or should i look for some 18's?

What is the biggest size i can go in the back and front on my car?

thanks fellaz

if you're that curious i'm in sd too, i'll take u for a ride you'll see that the "bumpiness" is worth it.
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wooohooo me 2.. haha.. when is yours comin'?... u going to the 2 meets comin' up?

and about slowing down in accel... i dont see how it can effect it that much.. they dont weigh that much more than the stock rims... i think the stock oem 17" is like 24 pounds.. and the 19" with tires is like 26 or something like that

unsprung weight? I think that's what it's called, adds even more weight, i think someone said getting 19s is like adding 100-some lbs to your car. DON'T QUOTE ME ON THAT
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change your wheels size / then change you differential to compensate.

This seems like the equation to keep things equal.
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