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which size 17 or 18's?

This is a discussion on which size 17 or 18's? within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; i know i want the TTM's in anthracite and was wonder what are the pros and cons for 17 and ...

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    Question which size 17 or 18's?

    i know i want the TTM's in anthracite and was wonder what are the pros and cons for 17 and 18" rims which is a better size, car is used as normal driver few drag races here and there but mostly spirited driver...also with these rims if i get 315's in the back how far will they stick out of the wheel well and will a 315 rub anywhere?
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    In my opinion 17's are the biggest I would put on my car.

    17x9.5 front and 17x11 rear.
    315's don't actually stick out from the body unless you look at them from the rear of the car.



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    oh iight will 18's hurt performance or make 315's not fit? and if i go 17's should 315's fit no problem?

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    18's will effect performance, but not too badly.
    Not sure of the sizing of 18's, but I would think you can still find a 315 that will fit.

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    ill prolly end up goin with 17's just looked at the cost of 18" tires .. ouch

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    18's are heavier and the tires are considerably more expensive which it appears you have already figured out. I love my 18s, but from a cost standpoint, it makes much more sense to go with the 17s.
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    I have 2 sets of 315s... on all corners.
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    If your worried about 315s fitting in the rear go with a 10.5" wheel with around +44 offset and also a adj. panhard bar to center things up and roll the fender lips.

    If you still have any problems after that you must be cursed!...LOL!

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    go with 17's unless its a show car. the ride will be better with 17's
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    The ride with my 18's is fine. I think 18's look better, but would go 17's if your worried about cost or total performance.

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    I think 17s look better. (and perform better)

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    I had 18's for awhile but went back to 17's. The ride was to rough with 18's and being lowered. I liked the look of the 18's and may consider them again.
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