17/18'' wheel debate

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Maniak87, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. Maniak87

    Maniak87 Member

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    so, im lookin into gettin new rims. black deep dish bullits.

    but what size? 17 or 18? i like 17 cuz tires are cheaper. not sure if 18 would be too big?

    what do you guys think?

    if u got any pics, dont hesitate to post em up!
     
  2. Red96GT

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    The difference in 17s and 18s is slight. 18s definately look a LITTLE bit better to me but to the average person, they won't be able to tell. The price of 18 inch tires to me is not worth the little bit of appearance gains. Depending on the picture, I sometimes can't even tell what size the wheel is. I'll take the $400 or $500 I saved on 17s and put that toward a blower.
     
  3. Suspect

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    no doubt 18s! :pimp: if ur on a budget 17s.
     
  4. Foster98GT

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    I like 18s but, tire prices are the reason i'd roll with 17s....
     
  5. gt96stang

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    +1... 18's look ALOT better to me and wish I went with them, but I am happy with the 17's and fat tires..
     
  6. 19mustang95

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    get 18s, when you get 17s you get to look at a whole buch of ugly sidewall, and that is not sexxay.
     
  7. Matt94GT

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    18 all the way, I want to get 18s front and 19s rear to be honest I think it looks good.
     
  8. eliyarbrough

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    I wanted 18s to get a certain tire. They do not make my wheeels in 18s though. I went 17s and never looked back!!
     
  9. quickstang_1994

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    17 look to small go with the 18's. A couple of years ago 17 were expensive most now they are on every car and 18 are going down in price because new car have them.
     
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    17's came on my car and I like them but I am looking into 18's when I get enough dough.
     
  11. LJmagicJJ

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    if you get 18's make sure you get a tire w/ a normal sidewall and not some low profile tires. it will make the wheels look to big for the car.
     
  12. scarface

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    18s
     
  13. drifts14x

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    17's, the tires are much cheaper (especially if you go through them like I do). There is more selection, and you can have a little bit of vibration dampening because you'll actually have some sidewall on your tires to absorb the shock. All of my customers love their 17's, the customers with 18's are not always as grateful. If you like the look of big wheels, just think of all of the unsprung weight you're adding and then think "how much of this weight is helping my car be better?" then go buy some 17's. :eek:uttahere:
     
  14. quickstang_1994

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    My saleen has the magnesium wheels that are super lite. In a mustang don't look for the drive of a Lexus, enjoy the American power.
     
  15. Dalamar

    Dalamar Legend Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    18's look better IMO.
    plus with all the bigger wheels/tires trend, 18" tires arn't as expensive as they used to be.
     
  16. Lightning Struck

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    Here is a pic for you, guess what ones are 18's and what are 17's :rollinglaugh: :rollinglaugh: :rollinglaugh:

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    I tried this because I like the rake look that the Vette has with bigger rims on the back.........but I did not like it on my Cobra :lame:


    Get the 18's they look WAYYYYYYY better :boink:
     
  17. Bluesn95

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    I say go with 17s. If you're hardly gonna drive your car or have a lot of dough then go with the 18's. If money isn't an issue then go with the deep dish but remember that u cant rotate them and they will probably only last a 3rd of how long a non staggared stance will. That is if you really drive the car like its supposed to be driven. Its your car though. I have 275/40/17s all the way around... just wish my wheels were 17x9s. I still have stockers. Also I hear that the wide low pro 18s on stangs wander bad on the highway.
     
  18. quickstang_1994

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    Mine drive perfect. Dont forget all Saleens, Roush, Steeda,...... all have 18.
     
  19. Greggerex

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    I voted for 17s based on this comment:

    If you're working with a budget (or are a tight-ass ;) ) then it's not only the initial cost you have to worry about - 18" tires are significantly more expensive (at least around here)...

    Let us know what you go with!
     
  20. 4point6GT

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    sn95s-17s.....new edge- def 18s.....17s tho

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