Suspension Upgrades

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Fri Apr 15 23:34:08 EDT 2005

Beauty is in the eyes and wallet of the beholder, the thinner the wallet the
better the short strokes feel.


> From: Phil Rose <pjrose at>
> At 3:37 PM -0700 4/15/05, Emy wrote:
>> 235/45/17 fills the wheel well
>> beautifully!!!
> Sorry, but I've never quite understood the significance of that
> commonly made assertion to the effect that some tire and wheel size
> "fills the wheel well beautifully". The 235/45x17   has a tire height
> that is not more than 0.15" larger than the 215/60x15 stock size. So
> overall size cannot account for what is meant by "fills the wheel
> well beautifully". I guess this exuberance must be motivated by the
> sight of that additional alloy? Does this mean that a 20" wheel/tire
> could fill that space even more beautifully (!!!) or is there some
> magic proportion to strive for? ;-)
> Phil
> P.S. I like the looks of Ingo's car, too.
> -- 
> Phil Rose
> Rochester, NY
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