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 Post subject: Re: AU wheel sizing
Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:18 pm 
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krisisdog wrote:
I'd go for 17s, 17x8 and 17x9 are pretty easy to come by, plus tyres for them are very cheap.
In all honesty going from 15 with 205/65s, 17s with 235/45 and now 18s with 245/40s, there is very little difference in ride quality... 40psi in the 15s, 45 in the 18s.


40psi in a 15" wheel? :shock: that'd have to wear the guts out of it... I ran 32psi when I had my 15's and they wore very even... I run 36 in my 17's and they are wearing even...

40psi had them wearing perfectly even.
42 in the 17s dead even, dunno about the 18s havent had them long enough.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU wheel sizing
Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:20 pm 
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I suppose each to their own hey?

Don't know what other factors contribute to it... The road quality, driver style, tyre make up?

Not sure 100% there...

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU wheel sizing
Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:27 pm 
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Either that or go something similar to the 4wd type thing... Put some std height gear in it (if not already?) and some softer springs, or if they don't make them load it up with some extra weight (and unfortunately extra fuel costs) but might make it cruise over the bumps better?

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU wheel sizing
Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:40 pm 
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Sounds like a fun road if it'd be smoother...

Yeah the way 4wd's cruise over crap roads is funny... and unloaded 4wd is as rough as all guts (I notice between the work hilux's and the inlaws unloaded hilux)... But not always adding weight to a sedan helps...

the suspension in a 4wd is that stiff it takes heaps of weight to get it to work... and when it does work its great...

 

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