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Old 08-06-2007, 06:40 PM   #1
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I was wondering what you guys thought about having the front rims smaller in width than the rear rims, I know on our front wheel drive cars it wouldn't make sense. But I love the more agressive stance an was looking to improve the styling on the GXP. What do you guys think?
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GP GXP rims!!!
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GP GXP rims!!!
Backwards. They've got wider wheels on the front.
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I'm not a big fan of smaller wheels in front myself, but I really can't see it on a Bonneville since it already has the aggressive slope of the wedge styling.
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For looks.. sure.. I think it would look great.

For traction.. mmm nope.

I guess you could swap back and forth for asthetics or functionality.
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IDK about wider, but I think a taller tire would look good in the rear.
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The car body on your GXP already has it'* own built in rake, But I certainly would NOT do smaller tires upfront. It'll hydroplane easier, lose traction turning much easier. Emergency avoidance would be affected, braking, inclimate weather situations, etc..

You're messing with Front > Rear grip levels, on a fwd sedan designed for the masses. It'* got enough understeer dialed into the chassis already so the old farts don't kill themselves in a turn.
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Narrower tires hydroplane less easily than wide tires with the same tread pattern. It'* all about load distribution. But I think he'* asking about putting wider tires on the back, not narrowing the tires on the front.
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Thats correct. J wikoff. Would there be any issues besides rotating tires and such. I would actually like a little bigger lip on the rear tires to give it a aggressive stance.
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