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Re: Anyone go from 17s back to 15s?

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Originally Posted by hydro462 View Post
Without the whole modern suspension those big wheels with short sidewalls are dangerous! Half the tire lifts off the ground and looses contact during a panic stop with the stock suspension!!
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How does a panic stop change the contact between big or small wheel setups?


I have swapped two Chevelles from 15 to 17 inch wheels, and both handled better. Despite the shorter sidewalls, never a problem losing contact...

I even autocrossed my '70, and no negative issues.

stock "Chevelle" discs and suspension, although I did end up later switching to taller upper balljoints on my '70, which made it even better.

Once you go RAT, you never go back...
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