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Old 12-01-17, 10:20 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
Tyre manufactures & the vehicle manufacturers are pushing the market away from 16"" now. Most of the new development is in 17"" + sizes. My wife's Beatle came with 18"" wheels as standard its crazy. I wish the tyre company's would put more R&D development in to the smaller sizes the results could be amazing!


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Totally agree, when we put 18"s on the S2 it transformed the performance handling. I would suspect most of that was the step up into the bigger rim, but a good dollop also came from the technology of the sidewall, banding, bonding and modern tread compound that comes from the 18" market.
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