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Perfect example. Probably right, but who wants to drive around with a gay looking 17" wheel.
Haha! From the guy who is preoccupied with size... Too funny! Agreed though, the 17s look too small. Give me some 18" ultraleggera or ultra light wheels.

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Thanks for the post. I am happy with my performance package 19s.


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Seems to me the only ones who should really be that concerned about fuel economy are those running stock gear ratios. Otherwise, the MPG's are probably already breached and it becomes more a concern of straight-light performance.

There are nearly feather-light wheels out there but they cost more than probably most of us are willing to lay down on any setup, and I'm not sure how safe they are for street use.

Shop around and use the old noodle. Be willing to accept some kind of a compromise in any situation.
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Anyone who would even consider putting 22" wheels on their Mustang should have the car taken away from him, his license suspended for life and get b*tch slapped!
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Shop around and use the old noodle. Be willing to accept some kind of a compromise in any situation.[/quote]

Yes, almost everything in life is a bit of a compromise. Unless your one of those idiots in your pictures!! Hilarious...
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Shop around and use the old noodle. Be willing to accept some kind of a compromise in any situation.

Yes, almost everything in life is a bit of a compromise. Unless your one of those idiots in your pictures!! Hilarious...
I beg to differ... They DID compromise... Their DIGNITY as self-respecting men.
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This one is actually pretty cool!

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Probably my favorite too Curt, but I'm pretty sure that one was photo shopped.
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Probably my favorite too Curt, but I'm pretty sure that one was photo shopped.
Well, if so then they did a damn good job of it!

Wish it was a lot bigger pic though.

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Bump.
After reading Grabber 3.7's poll, I think this thread deserved a bump.
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Perfect example. Probably right, but who wants to drive around with a gay looking 17" wheel.
Hey, hey, hey now!!! My stock 17" ers resemble that remark !! Hopefully next year, or whenever these low rolling resistance energy saver tree hugger tires wear out, some nice 18" wheels will be in my future!!

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I saw an "Old Skool" '57 Chevy rolling on 13's a few days ago. Didn't think anyone was keeping that old tradition alive anymore.
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I read this article in car and driver back in March(April Issue), they did a good test on the affects of buying bigger wheels for your car.
A lot of people are trying to squeeze out those extra 1/10ths of a second, and better gas mileage in their stangs, and need to understand what those chrome 22 inch wheels do to performance.


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JeffOden, I've heard that gas mileage is only affected negatively by larger tires, if you are also using a JLT intake at the same time.... can you comment on the validity of this? :kooky:

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I saw an "Old Skool" '57 Chevy rolling on 13's a few days ago. Didn't think anyone was keeping that old tradition alive anymore.
Back in the day I had an 89 Accord DX with 13's, didn't seem so bad at the time. But now days that would be taking the lighter/faster/better mileage thing too far.
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Hey, hey, hey now!!! My stock 17" ers resemble that remark !! Hopefully next year, or whenever these low rolling resistance energy saver tree hugger tires wear out, some nice 18" wheels will be in my future!!
I agree. The 17s are fine until the factory rubber is bald. My plan is to get the 18x9 Black Magnums from AM with some 255/50-18s to match the current overall dia of 28". My theaory says that the decreased side wall should help with handling and breaking but the increased tread width will probably reduce MPGs.


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