19inch rims

Brendan1969

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Do 19inch rims make the ride really bad , as I've been offered some 19inch rims at a reasonable price I'm on 17s at moment with 215/60 tyres . I'm just concerned about the ride . Any comments?.
I have 19's on mine and with a new tyres and a 45 side wall profile they do seem a lot better. Obviously the higher the side wall the better the ride IMHOP as more tyre between the road and you via the rims. Its all a personal choice thing mate at end of the day.
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Brendan1969

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Blimey apart from the wheels and spoiler yours looks just like mine . I do like the rims especially 19inch fill the arches nicley. Will see if I can get rims a bit cheaper. Lovely van mate .πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
Cheers and thanks. I love it. Go for what your head is telling you albeit the best option all round are 18 inch with a nice thick tyre.
 

John64

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My only concern about putting bigger rims on is that if you don't get the rolling circumference right it could alter the breaking distance and as you all know these buses don't like stopping quickly :rolleyes: Not sure about the speed calibration as it might be taken from the gear box but I know when I was rallying and I was running 15" forest tyres, the breaking was spot on even with the bias valve set at 70/30 to the rear. When I put 17" tarmac tyres on and the bias was the other way round, I had to fairly well stamp on the brakes to get it to stop even double jumping to get all the weight to the front still got a few screems from my navigator and a few choice words :D

However Brendan's rims look the dogs danglies so personally I would go for them. :)
So Brendan... do you know if they do the rims you have in 17" ;)
 

Brendan1969

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My only concern about putting bigger rims on is that if you don't get the rolling circumference right it could alter the breaking distance and as you all know these buses don't like stopping quickly :rolleyes: Not sure about the speed calibration as it might be taken from the gear box but I know when I was rallying and I was running 15" forest tyres, the breaking was spot on even with the bias valve set at 70/30 to the rear. When I put 17" tarmac tyres on and the bias was the other way round, I had to fairly well stamp on the brakes to get it to stop even double jumping to get all the weight to the front still got a few screems from my navigator and a few choice words :D

However Brendan's rims look the dogs danglies so personally I would go for them. :)
So Brendan... do you know if they do the rims you have in 17" ;)
No idea mate albeit if you drive carefully you wont need to stamp on the brakes as much thus it will stop in good time and save you a fortune in brake pads too:p
 
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