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 Post subject: Ford Falcon AU Forte 1999
Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 11:31 am 
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What size alloy wheels should I get for this car?

is 16x7 a good dimension?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ford Falcon AU Forte 1999
Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 11:50 am 
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How much you willing to spend on tyres when you need them? I think that the BF XR 17inch wheel is nice and also the SR or ghia. there all 17x8 i think. I got an Au and i have 18x8 on mine.

 

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 Post subject: Alloys for Ford Falcon AU Forte 1999
Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 12:05 pm 
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nice, What is the minimum size wheel?


How do bigger wheels affect performance?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alloys for Ford Falcon AU Forte 1999
Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 8:36 pm 
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falcon1999 wrote:
nice, What is the minimum size wheel?

Depends on if you have an AU1 or AU2-3. If its an Au1 then 15inch if not then 16inch

falcon1999 wrote:
How do bigger wheels affect performance?


What do you mean by performance? With my 18inch wheels the car is sooo much better handling wise not the mention loooks :P but i think you might lose a little power but mehh.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alloys for Ford Falcon AU Forte 1999
Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 8:39 pm 
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au man wrote:
falcon1999 wrote:
nice, What is the minimum size wheel?

Depends on if you have an AU1 or AU2-3. If its an Au1 then 15inch if not then 16inch

falcon1999 wrote:
How do bigger wheels affect performance?


What do you mean by performance? With my 18inch wheels the car is sooo much better handling wise not the mention loooks :P but i think you might lose a little power but mehh.



So bigger wheels means less power?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alloys for Ford Falcon AU Forte 1999
Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 8:43 pm 
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falcon1999 wrote:
au man wrote:
falcon1999 wrote:
nice, What is the minimum size wheel?

Depends on if you have an AU1 or AU2-3. If its an Au1 then 15inch if not then 16inch

falcon1999 wrote:
How do bigger wheels affect performance?


What do you mean by performance? With my 18inch wheels the car is sooo much better handling wise not the mention loooks :P but i think you might lose a little power but mehh.



So bigger wheels means less power?


Well i have read a few articles that state that on a dyno smaller diameter wheels get a higher KW reading

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ford Falcon AU Forte 1999
Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 2:26 am 
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why would you want to put a smaller wheel on?????
i dont think anyone really buys wheels to get performance (power) gains.
Majority is for style, and to get handling that the low pro tyres offer.
i dont think you will notice a power (general driving) drop unless you buy lead wheels.
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