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Old 10-13-2010, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by supremeart View Post
The lower profile tire (19) will likely have better dry weather handling due to the reduced carcass flex, but worse wet weather handling for the same reason, as well as a slightly harsher ride, and a noisier ride. But for an auto car, I wouldn't even worry about it. You gotta teach her to drive a stick so you can get a sports car with a sports cart tranny, which will make way more difference than 1 inch of tire flesh.., LOL..
If you look at Edmunds objective performance testing of the 35i with 18s versus the 35is with the 19s the advantage goes to the 18s.

The 35is really took a hit in the slalom.

Here is an interesting test by Car and Driver with a different car where they did testing of different size wheels. Pretty cool.
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