The differences between 17, 18 and 19 inch tyres tested and explained

The differences between 17, 18 and 19 inch tyres tested and explained


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  • Tyre Reviews Reply

    The video was meant to be 5 minutes, but it turns out we shot 15 minutes of talking. This has been edited down to 10 minutes at the loss of details on braking and aquaplaning, so be sure to check out the link in the description for the full details. Any questions please feel free to ask 🙂

    March 24, 2018 at 1:45 am
  • Alexis Reply

    Thank you for this detailed, beautiful review. A lot enlightening. God bless you.

    March 24, 2018 at 2:35 am
  • dazaspc Reply

    Invalid test for Noise as different pattern rims were used.
    I worked at a oem wheel manufacturer for many years and cast alloy wheels can have a huge influence on noise and harshness. I have seen deflection in wheels dynamically tested this also is a major contributing factor. I worked in the same shop as the rolling road and can tell you that the exact same tires on different rim styles made much different noises as well as throwing the noise in different directions.
    Tire diameter pricing is also a scam. As it costs less to produce a lower profile tire than a taller one all things being equal (compound, construction etc). Rolling diameter changes between profiles due to not wishing to make a profile that doesn't end with a 5 or 0. Even in the same brand tread element counts and sizes (blocks and block size). I believe this is done to justify the price rise??
    The test was pretty good but it missed an important thing out and that was tire pressure. With a very low profile tire an air leak can make a much bigger difference more rapidly than a medium profile. It also makes a much bigger difference handling wise a 30 series being 8 psi under inflated compared to a 45 series, given that they are the same width.
    Good try never the less

    March 24, 2018 at 3:34 am
  • Jim hill Reply

    I live sheffield England there’s no point going any higher than a 17” alloy wheel because of the state of the roads👎🏻

    March 24, 2018 at 4:12 am
  • Sahil Amin Reply

    Very nice but can pls try doing the same test in real world situations, would really help consumers decide & make a right purchase

    March 24, 2018 at 4:17 am
  • Andrei Stanescu Reply

    This video is from 2017… but its common knowledge that smaller tires work best for rain/snow for handling the car. But the noise and break performance has nothing to do with the size of the tires. It's about the brand and model of the tire.

    March 24, 2018 at 4:54 am
  • Francisco Almeida Reply

    How about fuel economy?

    March 24, 2018 at 5:37 am
  • Mike Carter Reply

    I would still like to know how much effect the increasing weight, as well as the differing rotational inertia, has on the subjective feel, handling, and performance of the car. When I fit my spare set of XLR 16" rims fitted with Vredesteins in place of the OEM 17" (non -runflat) Beemer wheels & tyres, I really notice the difference. The car simply feels more alive, as if I've gained 2-3 horsepower.

    March 24, 2018 at 5:40 am
  • Mike Carter Reply

    The most thorough and potentially real world evaluation I've yet come across. Not the most televisual of subjects, so – well done !

    March 24, 2018 at 6:06 am
  • James Barrett Reply

    Actually several car magazines have done this exact test, plus two variables I'm surprised was not in this video, which were acceleration times and mpg. In every test, the larger the wheel, and therefore rotating mass, the slower the 0-60 and 1/4 mile times, and to a lesser extent, the lower the mpg. Also their skidpad numbers show that as wheel size increases (and section height decreases) the gains in lateral G's become so small as to be insignificant. So, if you want those +2 or +3 wheels for looks, have at it, Skippy. If you think 19's will make your car faster, think it over first.

    March 24, 2018 at 6:10 am
  • Drunken Hamster Reply

    I hate the way we size tires. It's completely impossible to get exactly what you want. We should size tires by overall height, width rim size [with rim width range included in the tire size]. All measurements should be in inches using half-inch increments for the width, overall height, and rim width recommendations. This way, anyone would be able to get the perfect tire size for their application, desires, or build.

    March 24, 2018 at 7:07 am
  • abd bach Reply

    The tyres are the excellent Goodyeareaglef1srqhdfbsdf3

    March 24, 2018 at 7:43 am
  • Derick Hayford Reply

    What do you think of 16inches overall?

    March 24, 2018 at 7:48 am
  • Steve Scott Reply

    have you just learnt the word "subjective"?

    March 24, 2018 at 7:53 am
  • HamBeev Reply

    bigger tires dont mean performance…hell u can hardly get any unltra performance tires is big sizes

    March 24, 2018 at 8:49 am
  • Christian Smalley Reply

    what was the tire wall measurements

    March 24, 2018 at 9:48 am
  • Niki Manchev Reply

    a lot of people tested this before. Check Japanese test on Nissan 350Z

    March 24, 2018 at 10:47 am
  • Sivan Sharma Reply

    I'm not seeing much numbers. It's more opinion than it is statistical facts on all the properties that is talked about. I'm not saying he's wrong, just that unless you can back up what you're saying with some accelerometers, stopping distances, timed laps over courses with differing demands, actuall data on unsprung weights of the different wheels etc. It's all what you thought you felt rather than interpreting results and knowing what you felt.

    March 24, 2018 at 11:34 am
  • rohit patel Reply

    To the point. Very well done. Thanks and cheers!

    March 24, 2018 at 12:23 pm
  • philosophyetc Reply

    Another variable that may confuse the results is the change in un-sprung weight between the tire/wheel sizes. I wonder how much that difference is affecting the results.

    March 24, 2018 at 1:11 pm

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