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Old 08-13-2013, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by bamaboy1626 View Post
I had 20s on my 2010 4cyl coupe and it wasn't that big a deal. MPG went down about 2-3 mpg on the hwy, handling improved big time, and braking was barely a noticable difference. Do what you want with your car.
Handling improved compared to what? Fourteen inch wheels? That I might believe. Compared to seventeen or eighteen inch wheels? Not a chance. The larger the wheels, the greater the rotational mass (aka. Angular Kinetic Energy), even if the weight is the same (or even lower than the smaller wheels). Kinetic energy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

When you put big honkin' wheels on a car you're putting huge gyroscopes up there at the front corners, and those suckers don't want to change direction very quickly. Said another way, the same reason why you lost two to three miles per gallon (and why your braking performance will suffer and why your brake pads will wear out so quickly) is why your handling will suffer compaired to an optimal wheel size.
 
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I think 20's look out of place on the car 18's or maybe 19's will look better
 
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Have you done it? I did. I replaced the narrow stock 17s with 20x8.5 and handling was a lot better, way more responsive and I didn't wear out my brakes or car with then. I put 70k miles on that car in 1.5 years with those wheels and tires on it. I expectee some mpg loss due to the added weight. People are so quick to try and tell people what is and isn't. These arent race cars.... the loss of acceleration or braking would only be noticable at a track. Its a street car. My ride quality was fine. Granted I'm not driving around some midwestern ****ty road city but I didnt slow down for railroad tracks or have to dodge little holes in the street. Just got rid of a dodge ram on 26s for a 13 accord exl v6 and I'll be putting 19s or 20s on 8g depending if I lower it or not.
 
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Originally Posted by bamaboy1626 View Post
I had 20s on my 2010 4cyl coupe and it wasn't that big a deal. MPG went down about 2-3 mpg on the hwy, handling improved big time, and braking was barely a noticable difference. Do what you want with your car.
Did u have to do anything to make 20s fit?
 
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Contrary to what Bamaboy1626 wrote nearly five years ago said, there is no way handling was improved; if anything, handling was extremely hampered compared to a more appropriate size such as a 17" wheel. Said another way, any improvement in handling was in his head.
 
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ya I understand that I just want to know if they fit without altering the car?? Thanks for replying
 
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Brandon360! View Post
ya I understand that I just want to know if they fit without altering the car?? Thanks for replying
Some 20" wheels will fit, some will not; depends upon the specs of the wheel and the size of the tire you put on them.
 
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I just bought some 20" the tires are 255-45-20 are they going to fit or should i go with something smaller
 
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Originally Posted by Lobomenace View Post
I just bought some 20" the tires are 255-45-20 are they going to fit or should i go with something smaller
What are you putting them on; your 1982 Trabant?
 
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