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    Do the 19's on the VXR make that much of a difference to the handling?

    Looking at a few VXr's at the moment and really like the look of them with the optional 19" wheels on.

    However Iv been told that the cars handling really suffers if on these. Is this true? And if so is it noticably worse?

    Thanks in advance peeps!

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    Anyone know?

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    Hi Ryan, just asked my mate in the office about the handling on his VXR with the 19" alloys, his exact words were "no different" he said it is a bit rougher but that may be due to the suspension. His previous car was an astra 1.9CDTi 150 with 18" so he should know

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    Would disagree with that. There is a slight improvement on the handling on the 18" wheels, and they dont tend to tramline quite as much as the 19" do. However the differance isnt anything you couldnt live with tbh.

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    I changed from 18"s to 19"s and much pefer the feel! It is a bit more bashy crashy (how technical does that sound )with some roads but more solid feeling if you know what i mean? Jx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaynos XP View Post
    I changed from 18"s to 19"s and much pefer the feel! It is a bit more bashy crashy (how technical does that sound )with some roads but more solid feeling if you know what i mean? Jx
    Sorry, but that has to be a signature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by domino View Post
    Sorry, but that has to be a signature.
    Your always horrible to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveDempsey View Post
    Would disagree with that. There is a slight improvement on the handling on the 18" wheels, and they dont tend to tramline quite as much as the 19" do. However the differance isnt anything you couldnt live with tbh.
    Hi Dave, by tramline, do you mean the feeling you sometimes get that the car's driving itself? i.e. following the grooves in the road made by heavy use? Freaked me out the first few times it happened

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    Yip exactly that, bigger the wheel, the bigger the problem.

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    So there worth it for the btter looks then?

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