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 Post Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:53 pm 
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I have 15 inch rims on my 78 El Camino. I seen a set of 17 inch Foose rims. What is the gain or loss of the larger rims?


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 Post Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:58 pm 
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More sidewall stiffness on the tires and the ability to fit bigger brakes. Not really much more is gained than that. Bigger wheels equals more unsprung weight, too. Personally, I don't see the point of going much bigger than a 17", 18" tops. IMO, all wheel and rubber band rim protector tires just doesn't look good.

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 Post Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:13 pm 
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Thanks. My son told me that I should put bigger rims, to improve handling. I found a set of Foose rims with tires that were a couple months old. The set is $950. I'll check with my son, to see what his opinion is now.


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