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18 in. vs a smaller size wheel

Discussion in 'Parts: For Sale/Trade/Wanted' started by 1996cool, Jun 20, 2005.

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  1. 1996cool

    1996cool Junior Member

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    wich wheel to use to make a civic speed up quicker... and also will I gain much on the 0-60 aspect.. basically the pros and cons of the wheel size
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    smaller - faster, lighter, lowest top speed
    bigger - slower, heavier, highest top speed.

    With a honda 15-16s should be the biggest.

    On my Audi with 16's it's top speed is 147. With 18's is 157, 19's 164. It hits the speed limiter at 130 but you get the point. Tire size is important also. A thicker sidewall on a 19" wheel will make higher top speeds.

    If you want quicker acceleration stay small with a short geared trans, the con would be a lower top speed.

    There really isn't an advantage to bigger wheels after 16s on any non-sports-like honda (s2k, NSX)
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    this is the cassifeids, not a tech forum
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