Thursday, June 21, 2012
Mach V Awesome Wheels
I worried that the MUCH wider wheels and tires would detract from the overall "frisky" feel of the car, but after mounting everything up and driving the car, I really didn't notice any difference. That probably has something to do with weight. The stock wheel and tire weighed 41.4 pounds. The Mach V Awesome with a Pirelli 255/40R17 weighed in at only 37.3 pounds!
Grip seems significantly higher with the wider rubber, but it's not like you can't break the thing loose. And it looks pretty tough, too, although it's even more obvious how tall the stock ride height is.
We'll report back on whether we can keep this much tire on the car without rubbing on the bodywork, once we get it lowered down a little bit.