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This is a discussion on 17" or 18" within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; i've been looking into getting a set of rims. i was looking into either zo6 rims or the new c6 ...

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    17" or 18"

    i've been looking into getting a set of rims. i was looking into either zo6 rims or the new c6 rims i just havent decided whether i want 17's or 18's. I go to the track all the time and i heard that 18's will cost me some time. let me know if you guys think it will make a noticable difference or if it will be very minimal

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    18's very minimal!

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    they actaully can cost a fair amount of time.
    #1 they can be alot heavier than their 17" similar wheels
    #2 less sidewall means less traction
    #3 generally you have to get narrower rims and tires the larger you go in diameter

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    I went with 17" for the above reasons. ^^^

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    yea i would go 17's. 18's look to big on our cars IMO.

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    The 18s will definately weigh/slow you down more
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    18s look better IMO but they can be heavier. It depends how much you want to spend. There are some 18's that are lighter than 17s. Chrome makes a big differance in weight as well opposed to painted/polished wheels. Ultimatly, 18s will cost you more. More money to buy light ones, and more money to replace tires.

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    thats what i figured 17's is what im going with now my next question is without making any major adjustments whats the fattest tires i can fit in the rear.

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    my 295s rubbed a little bit, a hammer and piece of wood fixed it in a few minutes

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    tt the way to go. I went with 17X9.5 up front and 17X11 so I can fit ps2 335/35 17. Love the way they look, little rubbing but got it to work

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    I've 18" c6's and w/ the 275/35 tires they weigh only 60 more pounds ( all 4 ) than my stock 245/50/16 wheels and tires (all 4). So its not a HUGE difference.

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