Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Sunday August 2, 2015
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Click here to visit TireRack
Tire & Wheel Forum sponsored by The Tire Rack

Losing traction? Need new tires?
Click here to visit the NASIOC Upgrade Garage...
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Tire & Wheel

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-18-2003, 10:55 PM   #1
MPOWERD
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 31203
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Kansas City
Vehicle:
2004 FrankenSTIne
Silver STI

Lightbulb 18" & 19" Wheel help

Do 18 & 19 wheels really slow down a vehicle a lot? I want to purchase some 18 or 19 inch wheels for my 03 WRX but my friends tell me that they will have a dramatic effect on how fast my car will take off. They tell me to buy 17 wheels. I would like some of your opinions on this issue especially the members with 18 or 19 wheels.

Later
Eric
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
MPOWERD is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 03-18-2003, 11:15 PM   #2
Michael Low
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 15056
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Bayarea
Vehicle:
1999 Impreza 2.5 RS
Blue

Default wheels

wheel size does slow your car down but it depends on how heavy the 18" in 19" wheels are. the lighter the wheel the less lose you have. I have a 1999 2.5 rs impreza model and bought 18"rota subzero rims and they do slow the car down alittle. If you are worried about performance go with a lightwieght 17 inch rim.
Michael Low is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2003, 11:03 AM   #3
dj_noose
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 17302
Join Date: Apr 2002
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Camp Hill, PA
Vehicle:
2002 Impreza WRX
you know... the blue one

Default

Well, the larger the wheel the more it's gonna weigh. That means more rotational mass, the more it's gonna take to get it going.
dj_noose is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SSR SP1 Professors, 17", 18", & 19" Available ! Gruppe-S Wheels/Tires 5 04-27-2005 03:20 PM
Those cool 19" wheels.. help me find the post ranger5oh Tire & Wheel 3 04-17-2005 06:13 PM
Why Buy 18" or 19" Wheels??? projectmp Tire & Wheel 13 05-19-2003 10:18 AM
19" Wheel fitment Help Wheels Experts MPOWERD Tire & Wheel 6 03-12-2003 08:05 PM
18" & 19" Wheels, any problems? CTRallyRacer Brakes, Steering & Suspension 10 06-13-2002 03:11 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2015 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2015, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.