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What is the point of bigger rims?

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I think a lot of people need to harden up a little (no pun intended).

If you cant handle feeling the bumps in the road maybe you should take the bus !!
 

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If you think about it, there is another laugh to be had... ;)

Read thread title, then re-read my first post.
Dad joke alert!
 

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Oh dear... That joke is worse than mine.

On a side note, police highway and unmarked cars are SS models, not SSV, so the 18s come standard - as opposed to it being a choice for the vehicle's performance. Highway cars aren't as modified as a lot of people think. However, I do believe the AFM badges on the newer ones aren't accurate!

If you're buying an SSV I'd definitely be going with the 19s considering you'd have to pay extra to downgrade your car. The 19s are standard, not an option.
 

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I think a lot of people need to harden up a little (no pun intended).

If you cant handle feeling the bumps in the road maybe you should take the bus !!
Alright chopper! But completely agree! Sadly, the car is just a convenience for most people. Which is why you see so many priuses on the road.
 

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The question of benefits, pros/cons of large rims and tyres was posed to the previous owner of my VZ wagon, a CFA station in country Victoria. Apparently they spent a cool fortune at trade-over putting 17" rims and CORSA 235/ tyres on. These fat, low profile monsters on PDW rims certainly injected some 'oomph', look-wise, but as other posts have observed, a harsher ride results, but with fantastic tactile feel for the road. So bad was it as we bounced over the moguls that after 2 rides my sister came down with appendicitis.

Personally I am not troubled by the sharp feedback from these tyres, or the bumps, and being involved in bushwalking and travelling on remote roads, well, this car isn't a good choice for that, so I go in my friend's company-provided OMEGA — not half as sexy to look at (the car I mean!!), but well able to soak up the horrid corros of recent trips.

I'm not a rev-head or a hoon (not this side of 50...). My car (a replacement for a 16-year old Toyota Lexcen wagonwheels) was bought for me by my Mum, who has alzheimers. But none of you guys should mention that to her. :unsure:
 

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LOL nice one :D
 

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my oppinion with stockies you can rip a skid go on gravel hit a curb and you dont care 60 bucks for brand new tyres on stockies compared to like 250 + youd be to scared to even reverse it out of the driveway 20s dont benefit you at all they just they are simply just 'sic mate'
Alternatively, you could learn to drive. Then you wouldn't have to be worried about the rims ;)
 

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hahahahaha
 

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One other benefit of larger wheels is that larger brakes can be fitted - please nobody start about "fiiting brakes into 22" rims.
 

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On that note a disadvantage of bigger wheels is making your standard brakes look tiny :(

On the plus side its easy to clean the inside of the rim :D
 

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YES! That's it... I'm sold. So tired of cutting the back of my hand on the callipers.
lol I still manage to make myself bleed when cleaning my wheels.

People think Im strange cleaning the inside of the rim Im glad Im not the only one!
 

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lol I still manage to make myself bleed when cleaning my wheels.

People think Im strange cleaning the inside of the rim Im glad Im not the only one!
It's cheating if you don't clean inside the rims. It's like only washing the outside of the toilet... The worst sh*# is inside!
 
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