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Old 06-08-2008, 09:03 AM   #1
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I just put on 18 x 8 Enkei GTC-01 rims and Toyo T1 tires 235 x 40x 18 on my 2008 WRX and i noticed that the car seems like it hesitates a lil bit when accelerating after the new rims were put on....compared to the stock setup.....
I noticed it slowed the car down a lil bit as well.....Is this something common.....Please feel free to give ur opinons!

I will post pics soon
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Old 06-08-2008, 10:21 AM   #2
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It is common to feel a wee-bit slower because your new setup is likely a bit taller and heavier than stock. You probably noticed that the steering wheel is a bit heavier as well, right? It's common, you gotta live with it now though, just add some more power and you'll forget about it!
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Old 06-08-2008, 11:29 AM   #3
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It is common to feel a wee-bit slower because your new setup is likely a bit taller and heavier than stock. You probably noticed that the steering wheel is a bit heavier as well, right? It's common, you gotta live with it now though, just add some more power and you'll forget about it!
yes, i definitely noticed the steering wheel is heavier....It does make the car feel more secured to the road....Yes, i definitely have to get some more HP now haha to make up for that
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post up some pics, I'm sure it looks sweet!
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Old 06-08-2008, 12:24 PM   #5
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I got 18" Rotas on my 2.5i and I think my car is now slower than a Geo Metro.
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I will post them soon.....It does look really good....It gives the car a completely different look
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Anytime you go heavier than stock, you'll feel that it's slower in both acceleration and in turn-in... just more mass to move in all directions.. To fix it, go lighter than stock..

I recently shaved 5.5lbs per corner when I put my TE37's on.. it's a nice offset to the 150+lbs of sound deadener I put in the car... lol..
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