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10 consequences of the transition to a smaller wheel size

10 последств перехода на Меньший размер колёс

The transition to discs with a smaller radius in the size range RECOMMENDED by the manufacturer is discussed.

Usually, with such a replacement, the tire profile height changes mainly.

Also does not address the issue of differences in the properties of tires, but only the main trends of transition to a smaller size.

  1. The sharpness of the reaction to the action of the steering wheel worsens, the speed of the implementation of the resetting is reduced
  2. Improves comfort when driving small and medium irregularities;
  3. On large bumps reduces the risk of damage to the disk;
  4. The cost of tires in a typical case is less than in the case of large sizes. Similarly, with the cost of repairs and tire fittings .;
  5. Improves elasticity in higher gears;
  6. Increases the maximum speed (not always);
  7. The car looks most often not as sporty as in the case of large wheels;
  8. Reduced fuel consumption (not always);
  9. Reactions to braking in the direction of earlier blocking change ;
  10. Reduces the load on the suspension.

The bottom line: more practicality and comfort in exchange for appearance and handling.