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This is a discussion on new rims within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; im thinking bout going with 18's instead of 17's will that change my fuel mpg or mph having a bigger ...

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    im thinking bout going with 18's instead of 17's will that change my fuel mpg or mph having a bigger rim?
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    it will change you mph a little, i run 17's in the front and 18's in the back and saw no drop in mpg from the stock 16's

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    not if you dont change your overall diameter, you can get a lower profile tire to compensate for the bigger wheel. I have 18's and my overall diameter is the same as when I had 16's. the only thing that might affect mpg/mph is the weight of the wheel maybe.
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    thanks for info. nice car by the way

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    what wheels are you going to go with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny 5 View Post
    Nice wheels but those are only 7.5" wide where your factory 16's are 8"
    JMO but I would look into someting wider like 9 or 9.5's
    Mine are 18x9.5's.
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    good point i really dont want narrow wheels. do you know were i could look for some nice size rims?

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    oewheelsllc make a lot of nice production style wheels, and ccw makes real nice wheels

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    johnny 5, your welcome and thanks!

    Faught, wish I had known about that site when I got my c5's, would love to have deep dishes

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    RPM 505s, Torq Thrust II and Ms, oewheels, ect.

    Quote Originally Posted by Faught View Post
    oewheelsllc make a lot of nice production style wheels, and ccw makes real nice wheels
    CCW has a price to match as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
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    CCW has a price to match as well.
    true that

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    Quote Originally Posted by DemonSpeed View Post
    johnny 5, your welcome and thanks!

    Faught, wish I had known about that site when I got my c5's, would love to have deep dishes
    ya me 2 but i got a set of c5 zo6 for 750 with tires and all, but they never want to polish the way I want.

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    everybody thanks for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny 5 View Post
    everybody thanks for your help
    whats your budget?

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    around 1200 not much more

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny 5 View Post
    around 1200 not much more
    for wheels and tires or just wheels?

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    hoping to get both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny 5 View Post
    hoping to get both.
    your best bet is going to be replica vette wheels with that budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    your best bet is going to be replica vette wheels with that budget.
    im having a hard time picking which ones i should go with.

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