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Old 11-04-2018, 09:58 PM
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17s or 18s?

Hey hows it going! I am due for some new tires in about 3-6 months, around the same time I am supposed to receive a check! So, I think I am going to just get a tire and rim bundle for $1200 or so. I am wondering if 18s will effect the smoothness of my ride? I know that the higher you go, the rougher the ride, but that is only an inch difference, so that won't be a big deal, will it?

I just think 18s would look a tad bit nicer since there seems to be plenty of extra room for them.

And also, can someone shoot me some recommendations on a good gun metal/black gloss rim that is light weight and high quality? Thanks!
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I have a set of 18" with 235/45R18. Looks and feels great!
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perhaps not smoothness; but a increased diameter wheel will bring more heft. you may feel a little more heft with acceleration, cornering and braking.
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Heft, as in weight that will slow me down and lower control?
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yes. a bigger heavier wheel will slow you down, limit cornering abilities and increase stopping distances. ALL bad things.
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While I don't discount the idea that heavier wheels hurt performance my experience with going slightly heavier or even much lighter has not realized any noticeable losses or gains.
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Heft, as in weight that will slow me down and lower control?
Weight is only one element, diameter of the rim is, if anything, an even more important metric. Said another way, a 22 pound 17" wheel will rob the car of accelerating, braking, and steering response to a lesser degree than a 20 pound 18" wheel. The phenomena at play here are losses due to what is called Angular Kinetic Energy or Rotational Mass.
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I went from stock 17s to aftermarket 19s and felt no difference in the performance of my car. They are definitely a little heavier but I have not noticed any decrease in acceleration and/or stopping distance. The only thing is that my 19s have a width of 245 whereas my stock 17s had a width of 225 so that increase in wheel/tire width makes the ride feel smoother, in my opinion.
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I went from stock 17s to aftermarket 19s and felt no difference in the performance of my car. They are definitely a little heavier but I have not noticed any decrease in acceleration and/or stopping distance. The only thing is that my 19s have a width of 245 whereas my stock 17s had a width of 225 so that increase in wheel/tire width makes the ride feel smoother, in my opinion.
Nice. Maybe I should go 19s. When the suspension lowers from bumps and stuff, it wonít rub on the car?

oh, and do the tires wear out faster since they are smaller?
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Nice. Maybe I should go 19s. When the suspension lowers from bumps and stuff, it wonít rub on the car?

oh, and do the tires wear out faster since they are smaller?
The 19s look so much better in my opinion. I attached a photo of my 19 inch set up so you can compare the look to the stock 17s. They're the stock wheels from the 2017 Accord Sport. My tire size is now 245/40R19 (the stock size is 225/50R17). There's no rubbing or interference because the overall diameter of the wheel increased by just under an inch. I haven't noticed any increased wear due to the lower profile tire.


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^ man I saw that post the other day and think it looks SICK!!! that is crazy that it is from an Accord, because it has an A on it and looks like Acura wheels. Super cool.

I would definitely drive those, but I think I want to get something black.

Any recommendations? Good websites?
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^ man I saw that post the other day and think it looks SICK!!! that is crazy that it is from an Accord, because it has an A on it and looks like Acura wheels. Super cool.

I would definitely drive those, but I think I want to get something black.

Any recommendations? Good websites?
Thank you! I definitely love them... I think they totally change the look of the car. They have the A on the centre cap because I just popped the centre caps out of my stock wheels and popped them into these... lol!

I eventually want to get a set of black wheels too... I love the look of black wheels on a grey car. I use TireRack.com to look at wheels quite a bit (never purchased through them but they have a large selection to look at). Also depending on where you're from, keeping on eye on your local classified ads is a great idea too.
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Thank you! I definitely love them... I think they totally change the look of the car. They have the A on the centre cap because I just popped the centre caps out of my stock wheels and popped them into these... lol!

I eventually want to get a set of black wheels too... I love the look of black wheels on a grey car. I use TireRack.com to look at wheels quite a bit (never purchased through them but they have a large selection to look at). Also depending on where you're from, keeping on eye on your local classified ads is a great idea too.
oh you can pop the A on? Thatís awesome. Iím going to try that when I get some. Unfortunately Iím getting black so I dunno if thatíll work.

So I think Iíve changed my mind from 18s to 19s but will it make a difference in the life of my tire since Iím getting low profile? Because I donít want to have to spend more money.
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oh you can pop the A on? Thatís awesome. Iím going to try that when I get some. Unfortunately Iím getting black so I dunno if thatíll work.

So I think Iíve changed my mind from 18s to 19s but will it make a difference in the life of my tire since Iím getting low profile? Because I donít want to have to spend more money.
Yes there are little clips that you press from the inside/back of the wheel and it pops out easily. You can pop them into any wheel with the same centre bore size. So I switched them out so that my Honda wheels had the Acura logo. As for your other question... I don't think there is any noticeable difference. That being said, I've only had these wheels for around 6 months so it's really too soon to tell. But I haven't noticed any extra wear as of yet.
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