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Re: Sprung vs unsprung weight
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Posted by TML [Email] (#2212) [Profile/Gallery] (more from TML) on Wed, 22 Sep 2021 09:07:30 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Re: Sprung vs unsprung weight, cheaptechs, Wed, 22 Sep 2021 05:26:06
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I would say it's 100% for appearance. If you're racing your car, brake size will come into play. In normal street driving, the tires will lose grip before the brakes reach their maximum capability. Cars commonly had wheel sizes of 15" back in the 90s. Brakes worked perfectly fine, exceeding the capability of the tires. The theoretical incremental braking capacity created by a 20" wheel is probably well over double, possibly triple that of the 15" wheel. Cars weigh more now, but not that much more.
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