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      02-16-2013, 10:11 PM   #1
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Imrunning 17 inch tires why does it feel faster?

was wondering aside from weight why is the car feeling a bit quicker to redline
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      02-16-2013, 11:17 PM   #2
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Similar question last night. See this answer. Cliffs--if the tire diameter is less than stock you've got more wheel torque.
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was wondering aside from weight why is the car feeling a bit quicker to redline
whats the tire size?
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17 tires may actually be heavier than 18s assuming thicker sidewall. It's probably the torque factor unless your rims are much lighter than before.
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Rotational inertia with a smaller tire will increase torque
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Tc Kline ran 17's on there race car. Probably due to weight and lower center of gravity and it makes it very easy run different heights for different tracks.
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