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Old 08-04-2004, 01:50   #1 (permalink)
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16" wheels

Do 16" wheels feel much better than 15" wheels?

I want to take some of the lean out of my car when turning.
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Old 08-04-2004, 02:03   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 16" wheels

My last EB2 had 15" my AU2 has 16" I can hardly notice the difference. Go 17's is my suggestion
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Old 08-04-2004, 02:24   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 16" wheels

Changing wheels won't take the lean out of cornering, but will sharpen up the steering feel & response due to less tyre sidewall movement. To make the car roll less in corners you will need stiffer swaybars or springs, lowering it a bit would also help.
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Re: 16" wheels

My springs and shocks are rock hard and low, I haven't done anything to the swaybars yet. What do I do to make them stiffer? tighten a bolt?

I use to think my car was fine until I was in a friends nissan gt thingamajig and his car didn't lean in the slightest!
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Re: 16" wheels

You have to compare the weight of your car to his Nissan - the laws of physics only allow a Falcon to corner so fast.

I was really impressed with the difference my 16" wheels made. I think it's a good compromise because 17s and upwards weigh much more than I'd like, and have increased rolling resistance.

Also be sure to check your tyre pressures.
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