19" wheels = good idea or bad idea?

Discussion in '2001 Hamann 360 Modena' started by bob777, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. Re: 19

    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from mdpalmer</i>
    <b>You're absolutely correct that bigger wheels will tend to slow the car a bit. And, anyone who knows their physics will tell you that adding rotating mass to anything is way more detrimental to providing easier acceleration than just adding translational mass (i.e. @ the center of the wheel). Even if the rims are proportionally lighter (as compared to wheel diameter), the fact remains that extra mass is fixed on the edge of wheel....

    However, the car is so damn powerful anyway (maybe not as torquey as some american V-8s), that I bet it wouldn't matter that much....</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->That is true. This car would be fast as hell if they put on like 16 or 17 inch wheels. Plus the bigger wheels you have, the harder it is to turn, because you might scrape the sides on a hard turn.<!-- Signature -->
     
  2. I like the fact that Hamann stuck on wider tires, but im not so sure about going for 19" inchers on this car. My guess is it would actually slow teh car down a bit for 0-60 and quarter-mile times.

    The reason being that this Ferrari isnt really a torque-heavy type of car, and it would need even more torque to drive 19 inchers compared to 18 inchers. I guess that could be remedied by a tweakage in the gear ratios to give it better low end power to the wheels. Now thats just my logic, im no physicist or car expert, so some of this i may be talking out of my ass <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif"> Let me know what you guys think.
     
  3. Re: 19

    Hamann rims are very light alloy. I doubt one inch will affect the traction of the car, maybe just the ride.
     
  4. Re: 19

    I find that the rims of Ferrari 360 Modena Hamann are very nice and it makes it more agressive and powerfull
    For the perfomance i think that 415 Hp are enough and u when u wish to go faster on 0-60 u can boost it a little more


    Personnally my dream car is a Ferrari 360 Modena Hamann with 480 Horespower and big sound systeme <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif">
     
  5. Re: 19

    You're absolutely correct that bigger wheels will tend to slow the car a bit. And, anyone who knows their physics will tell you that adding rotating mass to anything is way more detrimental to providing easier acceleration than just adding translational mass (i.e. @ the center of the wheel). Even if the rims are proportionally lighter (as compared to wheel diameter), the fact remains that extra mass is fixed on the edge of wheel....

    However, the car is so damn powerful anyway (maybe not as torquey as some american V-8s), that I bet it wouldn't matter that much....
     
  6. Re: 19

    what a nice car!!!
     
  7. k it wouldnt slow the car down enough to EVER notice. the handling would be better if anything. putting on 16s would be absolutely rediculous it would barely change the speed of the car but would be a huge detriment to handling plus it would look like crap. All that just because it might make half of a tenth of a second difference in o-60 time. gimme a break
     

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