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Why different diameters?


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I understand wheel width between front and rear being different on a car, but what is the reasoning behind different diameters front and rear. Is it to do with sprung weight? Rotational inertia? Sidewall height?

 

Anyone know?

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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I expect that is driven by the needed tire diameters, and what is actually available to get the needed diameters with. Also, the larger the diameter of the wheel, the less sidewall height needed to achieve the target diameter, thereby having less sidewall flex.

Besides the above, it looks cool!

Brian

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