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Old 07-20-2005, 06:19 AM   #1
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Default is 7 inches wide enough?

I know if I upgrade my stock wheels the obvious choice is to go wider, but 7" is only .5" wider than stock wheels. As well as this I know that different tires (RE92's suck) will help as well. My question is will I notice the difference between 7 and say 7.5 or 8 inch wheels or is it marginal to where I should get the lighter 7 inch wheels? (I know tire width is critical as well, assume using 215 for the 7's, 225 for the 7.5's and 235 for the 8's)

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Old 07-20-2005, 06:23 AM   #2
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i have 225s on my 16x7 rims. just about the biggest i can run on a L.
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Old 07-20-2005, 09:48 AM   #3
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If you look at technical specs for 225, most of them have their specs given for a 7" wheel. i.e. it falls right in the middle of the acceptable range
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You can run 225's on 6.5" stockers too. Perfectly within their range...
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Old 07-20-2005, 04:57 PM   #5
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so 225's on a 7" would be a decent performing setup? I'm primarily looking for the improvement in which a 7.5" or 8" wheel would provide and if it would be noticable to someone like myself or if it would be marginal.
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so 225's on a 7" would be a decent performing setup? I'm primarily looking for the improvement in which a 7.5" or 8" wheel would provide and if it would be noticable to someone like myself or if it would be marginal.
I've been debating the same kinda thing for a while. I've decided that if you have to ask, you won't really notice. Like I said, a lot of manufacturers plan on you using a 7" wheel with their 225 series tire.
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Old 07-20-2005, 05:06 PM   #7
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I have been running potenza RE750s at 225 on some asa js1 17 by 7s and they are great. I have a wagon so that was one of my only options because of our screwy fenders but they are great. Huge improvement over stock. However if i could go 7.5 or 18 wide i would do it in a heartbeat.
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