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Switched my black coupe over from 18's to 17's recently..here are two pics showing the visual difference.
Ride is markedly improved; what used to be harsh and unpleasant is no long so (ie. Bots dots).
Took a few of my favourite corners @ speed and at the limit handling differences are imperceptible. Break away is still clean and predictable etc..

First picture is 17's, 2nd is 18's.

Enjoy:)


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I can’t tell a difference so the moral of the story is don’t waste your ride quality or money on 18s, yes?
 

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Minimal difference in appearance. Good you found more comfort without sacrificing performance.
 

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the side walls on the 17's are bigger 50 maybe?? 18s are smaller, thats why you cant tell the difference easily.
Ive got 45's on my 17's and they look too small but I dont want to get rid of them so I have to put up with it :(
 

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The 18's were 245/35's up front and I believe 285/30's in the rear. The 17's are 245/45 all around.. Another benefit of this project is now the tyres can be properly rotated..I really despise staggered rims/tyres.

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Jonathan,

The difference is really hard to see. Good thing the improvement in the quality of the ride is not.

Once I get the 8.5" rims up front and the 10" at the rear there'll be no rotating the tires for me.
 

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Yea, no..the staggered looks sharp but the in ability to rotate killed me. For some reason my rears take one hell of a beating;-)

Look forward to seeing your rims all mounted up!

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Jonathan, Off topic question: Did you install the euro fender indicator?
 
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