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Ijuswannachill
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I notice the acceleration took a bit of a hit (nothing horrid) but going from 16" to 18" I could definitely tell a bit. They are pretty much stock weight (around 21 lbs) but I imagine going lighter would completely offset that minute change. Overall, I'm very glad I went with 18"s for this wheel. With that said though, had I gone for a lighter wheel, I would've gone with 17"s.
 

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I notice the acceleration took a bit of a hit (nothing horrid) but going from 16" to 18" I could definitely tell a bit. They are pretty much stock weight (around 21 lbs) but I imagine going lighter would completely offset that minute change. Overall, I'm very glad I went with 18"s for this wheel. With that said though, had I gone for a lighter wheel, I would've gone with 17"s.
What do you mean? Are you saying that you wish you had gone w/ 17's?
 

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What do you mean? Are you saying that you wish you had gone w/ 17's?
I meant that since I wasn't going for a lightweight wheel for perfomance, I went with 18's because I didn't necessarily care about weight. It was for looks. Had I wanted to get rims for perfomance (see: if I had an Si and not a 140hp R18) then I would've definitely gone with 17's. Two different applications for two reasons, it's all up to what YOU want. I wanted looks... and 18's look very nice :thumb:
 

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I meant that since I wasn't going for a lightweight wheel for perfomance, I went with 18's because I didn't necessarily care about weight. It was for looks. Had I wanted to get rims for perfomance (see: if I had an Si and not a 140hp R18) then I would've definitely gone with 17's. Two different applications for two reasons, it's all up to what YOU want. I wanted looks... and 18's look very nice :thumb:
Well I guess I will have to go with 17's, seeing that I want the looks but I dont want to lose any power, as I cant afford to lose what little I have.
 

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Yeah, 17's still look really good. It's your best bet really. The bigger and heavier the rim is (unsprung weight), the more power it takes to spin the wheel. Even if you just save 2lbs from your stock wheel, you are really saving something like 40 lbs of unsprung weight, which can help acceleration alot. Someone school me here if I'm wrong.

Really though, the best option is getting a 16" forged wheel, but... everyone knows 16's aren't exactly flattering, especially if you are going aftermarket. Like I said, it's up to you :thumb:

Something to note though, if you can get those Mugen GP's off of CollegeHillsHonda for $1800 still, I'd definitely do that. They are super cheap for a forged wheel, super lightweight, and look amazing on GG. You save something like 6lbs per wheel off the stock Si wheels, AND they are 18"s. Best of both worlds.
 
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