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    Tracking the car with 20's

    Is this a no good idea?

    My wheels are pretty light but i noticed thee brakes have a harder time squeezing down.

    Should I use my stocks ?

    Re: Tracking the car with 20's

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    PandaMan said:
    Is this a no good idea?

    My wheels are pretty light but i noticed thee brakes have a harder time squeezing down.

    Should I use my stocks ?



    Yes. The sidewall height could also present a problem, with blowout becoming a real possibility.

    Re: Tracking the car with 20's

    Look at it this way, 20" wheels are more about looks and 19" is more towards the performance spectrum. Look at Indy Formula One cars, their wheels are not that big. Not even 18"

    Re: Tracking the car with 20's

    What kind of tyres do you expect to use with 20" wheels on the track?

    It is hard enough finding R-spec on 19, I prefer 18s on the track (given that they can clear the brakes).

    18" BBS motorsport, aluminum centres. Best track rims!

    Besides, you can always use whatever 18"s you buy as winter rims later on ...

    Finally I would not be too confident about 20" rims being able to withstand the stresses of track use, especially considering what types of "bling bling, all show no go" companies tend to make rims in this size.

    Re: Tracking the car with 20's

    Under track conditions is it likely that 20s result in huge wear and tear on the suspension components compared 19s?


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    MMD said:
    Under track conditions is it likely that 20s result in huge wear and tear on the suspension components compared 19s?





    Perhaps. I'm not "down with it" anymore. I know for a fact that the factory had knowledge that the circa 2000~ cars' suspensions could not handle 19" rims, and they recommended against it. That didn't stop people from fitting them...

    Wheel bearings/suspension components do suffer. But I believe the modern cars can handle 1" + the factory's largest size.

    The biggest factor of aftermarket rims leading to abnormal suspension wear/failure is because people who buy bling bling rims are typically also the type of people who don't pay attention to offsets, and buy rims from shiny magazines.

    This leads to needing 10mm+ spacers and other sorts of stupid crap after they buy the bling and can't return / don't care)

    That said 18" is big enough. (20 years from now I will sound like the guy that said 256kb of memory is enough for the world)

    Re: Tracking the car with 20's

    Yup. Thought so.

    I agree about 18s; perfect for the car's perf.. I even think they look better than 19s.

    Re: Tracking the car with 20's

    No, that's a bit foolish, stick with 19's, or even 18's with some proper cups.

     
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