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    Default Jumping 16" to 18", 17" better

    Hi everyone,

    This is my first doubt and my first question, I have a 120CV vec CDTI Z19DT, actually I have 16", I would like to change to 18" but I will note low power or any other problem ?? With 120CV it would be more realistic upgrade to 17"??

    I need your opinion , in Spain little people or nobody (i don´t know exactly) have 18" with 120cv in a vec.

    Thanks.

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    I would go for 18`s , no problems there at all ...

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    Performance: You'll hardly notice any difference.
    Handling: Ride will be a little firmer, but feel more sure-footed.
    Looks: Go for it!

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    exactly I want put this one....



    and this are my actually 16"


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    Penta`s , they are nice wheels ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikeyİ View Post
    Performance: You'll hardly notice any difference.
    Handling: Ride will be a little firmer, but feel more sure-footed.
    Looks: Go for it!
    No spend more fuel or loss adherence on wet ?? nothing, I don´t believe me , what a good notice .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by vectraspain View Post
    No spend more fuel or loss adherence on wet ?? nothing, I don´t believe me , what a good notice .....
    Any increase in fuel or emissions would be very small, certainly not enough to worry about.

    Chances are that you will have slightly wider tyres on the 18"s probably 225 or 235 rather than the 215 on the 16"s this will give you more grip so handling in the wet should be better. I went from 16" to 18" and found the overall performance and better look well worth it.

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    As you'll be fitting lower profile tyres with them, the rolling radius will be virtually the same. This means you'll probably notice no difference is fuel usage or loss of performance. A lot of Vec's have factory 19's (including mine) and Ian C runs his on 20's, so I wouldn't worry about it.

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    Thanks for your help, finally I have put only 17" ...
    Here you have a picture, I have bought second hand wheels with Falken tyres...


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    very nice car and scenery vectraspain.

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