- Oct 4, 2007
- Oahu, Hawaii
Donk cars What is the advantage on light duty trucks though? Low profile tires/bigger wheels are okay on cars, but what is the purpose on trucks?
Originally Posted By: Buffman
Typically seen on the Impala crowd. They put those 22" rims on their cars, and then they end up needing at least 3.73s if not 4.10s to get the performance they lost from all that added weight. Plus without a proper brake upgrade, stopping distant increases. But man looking like a 4x4 is sure cool :\
Originally Posted By: Kestas
The published reports I've read are that low profile tires have greater stopping distance. It also hurts acceleration. Rubber is lighter than alloy wheel. A low profile setup has more rotational inertia than a stock setup. Also, they are less resistant to pothole damage.
Originally Posted By: HTSS_TR
Advantages of plus sizing: better handling/performance and shorter stopping distance. Disadvantages: firmer/hash ride, lower fuel economy, more expensive tires...
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