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    Advice on 17" or 18"

    Okay, will soon be getting a set of alloys and was wanting to know the pro's and con's of 17" and 18".

    18's are going to look better but what about handling etc...
    ..and even how much insurance will go up by!!

    Advice welcome ...Cheers!!

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    go for the 18's, you will regret getting 17's

    as for pros and cons, i aint got a clue as i still have the std 16's
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    18's look good and i suppose con's are that you get a worse ride .

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    Cons are the cost of tyres ! :shock:

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    tyres are £100 a corner, and you do feel every bump in the road!
    I used to have 17s, i dont think its affected the performance too much , but i would go for 18s as they look good!

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    I've just ordered a set of 17" Team Dynamic Pro Race 1's.

    ordered 17's instead of 18's partly down to tyre replacement cost and the fact i did not want them to 'catch' and result in me modding bits for them to fit better!!

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    go girl
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    18's look much better, ride quality is affected for sure not to sure about noticable decline in performance though. Tyres cost and arm and a leg too if you can afford them go for it, personally i do too many miles to be able to afford 18" tyres.

    17's dont look as good, some may argue that they dont look better than the standard 16" vaux alloys. ride quality is better though, and from what ive heard tyres on 17's are cheap these days but can someone confirm this for me please
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    I think i'll prob go for 17's as I do about 200 miles a week, so i don't fancy the cost and bumpy ride from the 18's!

    Cheers!!!

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