18" wheel ride question

Discussion in '100-Series Cruisers' started by Kanab, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. Kanab

    Kanab

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    Test drove a Toyota "certified for 6 years and 100K miles" 2003 LC with 60K miles that had 18" wheels the other day. Never test drove a late model with the 18" wheels before and it felt really different from a LC with 16" wheels. The ride felt stiffer and when I was on rough freeway pavement the steering wheel shimmied like it had a unbalanced tire, but when I was on smooth pavement even at 70+ mph it didn't shake at all (so it couldn't be a tire issue) Is what I felt normal? I need to drive another for comparison, but thought I would ask for your opinions.
     
  2. macneill

    macneill Rollin’ on 33s

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    You should drive one with 24s and see how that feels.
     
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    NMuzj100

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    The stiffer (firmer) ride is the whole point of a larger wheel with a lower profile tire. It allows for more precise handling.

    If you like the truck though don't rule it out just on the wheels. The 03 will take 16" wheels and the 18"s will sell fast to the bling market.

    Today's Bling Wheel Thread
     
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