Nissan Altima Accessories and Modifications
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I have only put about 1100 miles on the car only because of the HS weather. As far as I am concerned, the car drives better than any other we have owned. It has plenty of power, the CVT works great, it has enough bells and whistles to satisfy me and I would buy another in a heart beat. In fact, I might go for the Coup or Maxima, but that is a long way down the road. I fully anticipate this vehicle to treat us well and I really anticipate driving the hell out of it when the weather gets better.
Please keep me aware of the charges you incur for this job if you have it done. We had -14 degrees this morning and that really puts a crimp in driving around, enjoying yourself. Four or five more weeks of the hs weather and things will start looking up. You have all the good weather, so enjoy your ride as much as possible.
Keep your head up, warm weather will be on the way up there too. I've been in that part of the country, brutal! Stay warm, my friend, stay warm!
Yep, we got warm weather on the way. Might even get above freezing. Whoo hoo
The first time I saw the standard wheel and hubcap I thought someone had invented something to reduce the amount of brake dust that collects on the wheels. Needless to say I'm also interested in some alloy wheels anyone know anything?
However, would the larger wheel affect handling, braking, etc? I have read many manufacturers disclaimers about the alleged dangers of aftermarket wheels. Is the 2.5 somehow "engineered" for 16 inch wheels in ways which would make the larger wheels a bad idea?
There are many reasons that manufacturers have disclaimers about aftermarket wheels. But, they have nothing to do with the specific diameter. Those disclaimers usually refer to wheel offset, reliability, etc. Of course, if you put, say, 20" wheels on the car with a tire roughly 1" thick, it would "wreck" the suspension eventually, simply from the rough ride. However, you are referring to factory wheels, not aftermarket, so that qualification is irrelevent here.
And, it is possible that the suspensions could be tuned differently, one for more of a sporty ride, the other for a more cushioned ride. Therefore, the sport suspension would generally have a lower sidewall ratio tire (50, 55 or 60 series) and a larger wheel, to lessen the sidewall "flex" when cornering.
In the end, the difference between a 16" to 17" wheel should not cause any reliability or safety issues, but it may indeed have an effect on the ride which you may or may not notice. Also, depending on the tire size, it could potentially have an effect on the speedo calibration....the dealer should be able to answer that question for you.
In the end, if you find some aftermarket wheels that you like and wish to buy, it shouldn't be an issue if they are quality wheels and not significantly different from the factory wheels....Good Luck!
Am concerned this will be a maintenance headache even if the dealer offers a life-time warranty.
Any opinions or experiences to share??