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Old 01-05-2009, 09:59 PM   #1
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Default How much difference for wheel size

How much difference does a half inch width and 1 inch in diameter make? The wheels I want are like 200 cheaper just going with a 17x7.5 vs going with 18x8. Is it worth the extra 200 just for daily driving and local canyon roads? I definately want a nice handling ride and am willing to pay if its worth it. Any opinions?
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Old 01-06-2009, 01:30 AM   #2
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Don't forget to consider tire price as well. You can mount 235/40/17 on 17x7.5 and 235/40/18 on 18x8. Tire price will cost you another $100-150 when you jump from 17" to 18". Also, little bit of acceleration advantage going with 17" due to smaller overall diameter.
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Old 01-06-2009, 01:59 AM   #3
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id buy a 17x8 before id buy either of the others
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