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i was gonna get 15's for the best performance for my car but some guy is selling his brand new never been used 17's for $550. just wondering if the 17's will slow me down in anyway and will it hurt me handling wise???
am i better off just skipping over the 17's and buying myself some nice cheap light 15 inch rims???


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i think the way it works is that the larger the rims are the better. as long as you have the same overall size of tire and rim combined. it definitely won't slow you down and i don't think it will change the handling


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It will slow you down. Two things increase the weight of wheels/tires, increasing the diameter or width of the rim or the width of the tire. An inch of rim weighs more than an inch of tire sidewall. Generally, a larger rim/tire will weigh more. It is possible to buy 17" rims that are lighter than 15" rims, but less weight costs much more money. Sport Compact Car Magazine did a whole series of "Technobabble" articles about how rim/tire size affects acceleration and handling. Check their website to get a back-issue.


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