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    19" alloys a good idea?

    I have an sxi astra h, in the process of trying to find a set of vxr alloys to put on it, mostly 19s i see and i'm wondering would this be a bad idea, would they just go straight on or would i need wider wheel arches and stuff like that. Thankss Howie

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    will fit with no issues what so ever, i love my 19's, the ride is fine and they really set the car off a treat. Do it!
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    Don't want to Hijack this topic but do you think a 1.4 SXI would handle 19"s ... When i started driving I had a Corsa C 1.0 and went from factory 15"'s to 17" and found the exceleration took a bit off a knock, car seemed sluggish in first & second.

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    bigger wheels do slow you down a small bit and also when you go bigger the speedometer will be affected a small amount at high speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badbill View Post
    bigger wheels do slow you down a small bit and also when you go bigger the speedometer will be affected a small amount at high speed
    The speedo will not be affected if you get the correct tyre size

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    Quote Originally Posted by jran7337 View Post
    The speedo will not be affected if you get the correct tyre size
    because of the increase in size the wheels are going to be moving slightly slower so basicaly if they spin the same speed, the smaller wheel will have made a complete turn before the larger wheel so at high speed its going to add up to a couple of mph...
    could you sort that by getting say bigger tyres on a small wheel or small on a big wheel??

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