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Old 04-23-2010, 07:41 PM   #11
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What is the benefit of 20'* over 15'* or 16'*, besides looks?
Handling over 15s/16s is way better because of having less sidewall. Price is WAY better over 19s as tires for 20s cost a lot less than on 19s.
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Little to no potholes haha. Better handling sounds nice though! Are 20'* that much more expensive than the 15'* I have?
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Tires for a 20 will be more expensive than tires for a 15 yes.
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Tires for a 20 will be more expensive than tires for a 15 yes.
Will it be outrageous? Like I can get junkyard 15'* for $20 each with no dry-rot and 75% tread left.
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Compared to that it will be outrageous. I'd say a set of four is around $600 new.
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depends where you get them from
there are some pretty good deals online
as for junk yard, you wont see much there.. well i dont here lol mostly 15 up to 17 max

but yeah do NOT go for 19s, hard to find what you want & too expensive
20s are alot cheaper than 19s
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I checked the Tire Rack and the 19'* were expensive, but not THAT bad. Maybe the sticker shock from buying 18'* is making me less sensitive to the pricing. Looks like replicating the wheel and tire package from the concept would run about $1500 +.

I love the grills. Looks much more high end than the black plastic ones on the production version.

And, for what it is worth, I think 20'* will handle worse than 19'* or 18'*. Much more unsprung weight, I would guess. And sidewall flex is not always a bad thing. Flex in the sidewalls allows the steering to talk to you more as the tire approaches the limits of its adhesion.
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Looks also like the ride height is also lower than the stock. Maybe an inch of so. Anyone else think so?
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i dunno looks the same to me, someone mentioned the rims are a little bigger so maybe that could be it?
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i dunno looks the same to me, someone mentioned the rims are a little bigger so maybe that could be it?
Especially from the back...



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