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.... My BF says bad idea, smaller wheels worse for resale. True? Is this simply a matter of personal taste? Any thoughts on this?
Does it affect the ride with the smaller wheels? I assume the 16 have the same bolt pattern (i should prob check...)
1. BF is right about resale.
Question is: why do you want to switch from 17" to 16" rims? It may be the sports package has a stiffer suspension. Perhaps have someone double check on the integrity of your current suspension set-up.
2. Between R170's and R171's, the bolt pattern is the same.
3. Ride is softer, like a limousine, on the 16"
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