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Wheel Tech: What Size Wheel is Right for You?

When it comes to exhaust systems, we know we want headers and turbo mufflers. When it comes to suspensions, we usually want it low and stiff. When it comes to the engine, we want the biggest, baddest cam we can afford, with the biggest carburetor (or injectors) that we can manage. But the question of what wheels and tires to put on almost always stumps us. Wheels is one area where many enthusiasts completely ruin their car's potential performance because it has an enormous impact on ride quality, handling and acceleration. How big you can go is largely governed by your suspension, and what driving…

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