Lighter weight wheels and wider rims?
I have been playing with the idea of swapping out the Windstar wheels or using them for drag radials. They are 16x6.5" size and currently have P225/60R16 Michelin Pilots All Seasons.
If I wanted to get a wider rim, 7 or 7.5", what would be benefit for traction (which is always a problem for me). When you put a wider rim on a tire, does it expand the foot print by that much of a margin? If I bought a rim that was, say, 16-18LBS, would that help me any? I would imagine these mini-van rims might be a bit heavier. I would like to stay with 16" because the Michelins don't have very many miles on them but I bought them 3 years ago.
What do you think?
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Last edited by CometGSR; 02-13-2015 at 07:38 AM.