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I am getting an S60R in Spring and was wondering which wheels to get. This is the question - performance vs. looks, will I loose performance with the 18's or gain? Will the 17's be better for performance or no?<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 17 inch wheels vs. 18 inch wheels (omega6_virus)

No, stock are 17. 17 (235/45/17) and 18 (235/40/18) I think <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>_____________________<p>1997 850 R - iPD<br>2002 S60 AWD<br>2002 XC<br>SooN - 2004 S60R<BR><BR>
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Re: 17 inch wheels vs. 18 inch wheels (TurboR850)

performance wise, i think 18 will be better - <p>but, then again - 19s dont sound too bad either!
 

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Re: 17 inch wheels vs. 18 inch wheels (TurboR850)

Definitly 18's all the way!
 

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Re: 17 inch wheels vs. 18 inch wheels (Kaizai)

Ask your dealer if they have the Tiff movie on thier DVD, and watch that. With the supension as good as it is, there is no reason to get the 17's. (where the reason would be ride comfort)
 

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Re: 17 inch wheels vs. 18 inch wheels (Kaizai)

ok Kaizai, first you say 18, then 17, make up your mind................and i know about the movie, I have a copy on my computer.............
 

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Re: 17 inch wheels vs. 18 inch wheels (Kaizai)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Ask your dealer if they have the Tiff movie on thier DVD, and watch that. With the supension as good as it is, there is no reason to get the 17's. (where the reason would be ride comfort)<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Re-read what I typed.<p>If I wasn't clear, sorry. What I ment was that usally with a <b>bigger</b> wheel the ride is harsher , but also the preformance is <b>better</b> . So a lot of people who got 850R's didn't like how bad the ride was with the 17's so they went with 16's to make it nicer. With the new R there isn't a problem with the bigger wheels becuase the new suspension takes care of the harshness so much better. In both of my posts my point was to go with the 18's!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 17 inch wheels vs. 18 inch wheels (Kaizai)

and the Tiff movie is about the S60R, right??<BR><BR>
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Re: 17 inch wheels vs. 18 inch wheels (TurboR850)

Tiff is the star of the TV show Top Gear. The show consists of him driving every cool car ever made <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>The new DVD about the S60R has Tiff in a segment driving the S60R. Very fun to watch him drive anything, and even better when its a Volvo.
 

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Re: 17 inch wheels vs. 18 inch wheels (Kaizai)

Oh yeah, the DVD that the dealerships have.............. I copied it to my laptop and I can watch it whenever I want, I can see Tiff 24/7. I have already given out 2 copies. Good video, don't like the flash green car Tiff is driving...... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmilep.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 17 inch wheels vs. 18 inch wheels (TurboR850)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>....and i know about the movie, I have a copy on my computer.....<br><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><br>Wow on your computer !!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmileo.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>And it make how many MB ?? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
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Re: 17 inch wheels vs. 18 inch wheels (TurboR850)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Oh yeah, the DVD that the dealerships have.............. I copied it to my laptop and I can watch it whenever I want, I can see Tiff 24/7. I have already given out 2 copies. Good video, don't like the flash green car Tiff is driving...... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmilep.gif" BORDER="0"> <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Want to e-mail it to me <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 17 inch wheels vs. 18 inch wheels (Kaizai)

Now wouldn't the rim be more prone to damage regardless of the suspension setup? You still have less sidewall than on a 17" rim. Just pointing this out as no one else pointed it out. <p>I want a copy of the Tiff movie too. E-mail it to me please. ron_lee at theworld dot com<p>Thanks,<p>Ron
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Now wouldn't the rim be more prone to damage regardless of the suspension setup? You still have less sidewall than on a 17" rim. Just pointing this out as no one else pointed it out. <p><br>Ron<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Yes Ron, I think you are right, the less sidewall on the tires the more chance of damage to the wheel itself.
 

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Re: 17 inch wheels vs. 18 inch wheels (Kaizai)

ok, i don't get it, so i should go with the 18" then?<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emhammer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 17 inch wheels vs. 18 inch wheels (TurboR850)

My vote is for the 18". Better performance, handling and looks. Downside is they are less pothole friendly and tires are more expensive.
 

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Re: 17 inch wheels vs. 18 inch wheels (defgh1)

18" It's an R not a 2.4T... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 17 inch wheels vs. 18 inch wheels (BenES)

LOL, yes it is an R, not 2.4T. Although im still a little ify about the pot holes, i live in NJ.................a lot of potholes here and there. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>LOL, yes it is an R, not 2.4T. Although im still a little ify about the pot holes, i live in NJ.................a lot of potholes here and there. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0"> <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>As long as you keep the tire pressure high enough, you shouldn't have that big of a problem with potholes.
 
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