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Old 02-12-2002, 20:00   #1 (permalink)
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Question Wheels - How big is too big?

There is an article on drive.com.au about a new Jag (might still be a concept car) with 21" wheels! Just a couple of years ago 17" was considered huge, when will it stop? Heres the link http://www.drive.com.au/news/article...XYZR70MXC.html
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Yep, in a few year's time we'll be driving on bare rims. Won't be any room left for the rubber.:s3
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Well it all depends on overall diameter. If it's 21inch's but with an overall bigger diameter than say 19's it would be ok. Guess there making 21's for cars with massive wheel arch's.

But if keep the same overall diameter as a falcon wheel, then for me i say 17's is a good size for balance between handling, durability and looks.

Just for the record i only have 15's.
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In the US they already have 23".

Though aimed at the pick-up truck/SUV market with larger overall diameter.

I saw a VL Commodore at the Summernats with 20" all round - looked bloody ridiculous.
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18" is about the biggest I would like any bigger and I think they should install 4x4 suspensions.
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i wouldn't mind 19" wheels on my car, but only if it were a sunday driver/show car. 18" would be max i'd go for, but i'll probably go for 17" when i do get some new mags.
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My mate's got 18" AJR Signature rims on his EL XR6 and they look VERY sweet. Costs as much for tyres as it does for the wheels though.....:crazy1:
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I know of a new Munro in the process of getting 22" rear and 20" fronts rims on it.

Wheel/tyre combo will be 29" tall.
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$$$$$$$

Probably cost as much as the Monaro! Where do they get the money for that?
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Here's a 4wd with 26" rims.
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