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will going bigger rims/tires make faster? stock to 275+

This is a discussion on will going bigger rims/tires make faster? stock to 275+ within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; well car is stock but has NX. has stock 245's on now and before gettting some more DR's would doing ...

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    will going bigger rims/tires make faster? stock to 275+

    well car is stock but has NX. has stock 245's on now and before gettting some more DR's would doing a swap of bigger size make a diff on the strip .

    sure there might be more thread on the ground but i even heard doing some 315's will slow the car down from presoios?

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    when you grip and your rearend doesnt it'll be little slower. i guess it depends on what wheel size and profile to determine the tire height

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    Weight has more to do with it than Height.
    The larger the wheel size the heavier it is even if the tire height remains the same..
    I went from 16's to 18's and it is definetly harder to turn the tires over.
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    i went from the stock wheels and 245/50-16 to 17 x 9.5 and 275/40-17 and lost .05. both tire sizes are same height. the wider tires and wheels did two things. added weight and friction. you now have to over come those two forces.

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    wow a half sec

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    no, a half a second is .5. i lost five hundredths .05.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    no, a half a second is .5. i lost five hundredths .05.

    oo sorry thought that was a period at the end. well that aint bad really, but im sure wants you throw some more hp tq that will the other way around. so yes i guss you just have to tackle the other 2 things you mentioned

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