Any issues upgrading to 17" wheels / tyres?

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Hi,

I've often fancied finding a set of used "clover leaf" Citroen alloys, which I believe came with a certain level of C3 Picasso amongst other Citroen models?

Obviously to maintain overall wheel/size/ratio the tyres on 17" wheels seem to be a lower profile to allow for the fact that the rim is larger than say a 16" wheel.

Are there any noticeable comfort or ride issues by moving to the larger wheel size with lower profile tyres?

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steveharman wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:53 pm Hi,

I've often fancied finding a set of used "clover leaf" Citroen alloys, which I believe came with a certain level of C3 Picasso amongst other Citroen models?

Obviously to maintain overall wheel/size/ratio the tyres on 17" wheels seem to be a lower profile to allow for the fact that the rim is larger than say a 16" wheel.

Are there any noticeable comfort or ride issues by moving to the larger wheel size with lower profile tyres?

Thanks,

Steve
Hello steveharman

If the offset is good, then put them on and provide some feedback :)

I would imagine much of the advantage of the low profile tyres would only be noticed by some style of drivers and may be seen to be an disadvantage to many ;)
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OK thanks. Any thoughts on what the "advantages and disadvantages" might be in general terms? I just don't want to be the one who goes ahead with this and suffers my wife's wrath. :-)
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steveharman wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:18 pm OK thanks. Any thoughts on what the "advantages and disadvantages" might be in general terms? I just don't want to be the one who goes ahead with this and suffers my wife's wrath. :-)
The lower profile means better road holding through less sidewall travel. better high speed cornering, but is that an advantage? the smaller profile means less flex in the sidewall, so more bumps and pot-holes are felt, but cornering is more precise. Not what I think of a Citroen C3 driver is interested in when they buy one :lol:
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steveharman wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:18 pm Not what I think of a Citroen C3 driver is interested in when they buy one
They look better on the car ;)
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