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15's Vs. 16's

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by nealo, May 2, 2003.

  1. nealo

    nealo Senior Member

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    Im looking at some wheels right now for an Eg hatchback. Which would be more appealing for daily driving, 16's or 15's?
     
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    kyleirwin Retired OG

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    ride wise: 15's... larger sidewall tire = better ride.
    performance wise: 15's... ligher weight, less rotational mass and you can get them in the same width as a 16" wheel (15x7) and have the same grip.
     
  3. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    15s
    lighter
    better acceleration
    better braking
    slightly more sidewall to protect from bumps and shit in the road
    less expensive
    more tires available
    look better in my oppinion


    the only reason to go bigger is if your running brakes that wont fit under them
     
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    B16 Super Moderator VIP

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    i've noticed better handling with the 16's over the 15's
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    i disagree. i've had every size rim on my car-
    17x7
    16x7
    15x7
    14x6
    14x5.5
    13x5

    and 15x7 are the best feeling i've had so far.
     
  6. nealo

    nealo Senior Member

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    What are some good wheels that come in 15 x 7? And is 15 x 6.5 still good?
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    15x7 > 15x6.5 in my opinion... mainly because you get no rollover on a 205 tire. on a 6.5, id run a 195 wide tire.
    my enkeis, volks, racing harts, etc are a few than make a15x7's
    rotas, and the cheaper companies make 15x6.5
     
  8. nealo

    nealo Senior Member

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    So which tire size would be better to have on 15 x 6.5, 195/45's or 195/50's ?
     
  9. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    195/50 is a much more supported size (you will find more tires in that size)
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    I want to see your sol with 17's. Was this before or after the CF windsheild wipers and the Ractive coilovers and intake :lol:
     
  11. nealo

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    What color wheels look best on a red eg hatch?
     
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    silver or white, (white.)
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    color is all about personal choice. I like bronze alot, as well as white and gun metal. However, White is a total bitch to keep clean. You have to wash them every day. Some people love flat black, others like me dispise it. It is about what you like more.
     
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