Thinking about going back to 19 inch wheels.. 20’s suck

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    I will admit 20’s look good but from the performance aspect they’re horrible. The car feels heavier like the 20’s feel like they’re weightin the car down. With braking it takes the car little bit longer to slow down and also with accelerating. Weirdly enough my 20’s weigh less than my stock 19’s. I’m really thinking about going back to 19’s (Lightweight) lol. Especially seeing that I’m about to add a whipple B9C691C7-ACB3-4E22-80F9-9D9514E71C2B.jpeg E20BA031-4DC1-4CD9-8E84-8A438171AC1C.jpeg 642FD1FB-83C0-45CE-8A53-5264B858D53A.jpeg
     
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    At first glance of the title, I totally thought this was about the 2020MY to the 2019MY... Merp
     
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    Same, I was going to remark on how much OP must have loved the old colors...
     
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    I didn’t like the drive with big wheels on my 17 GT PP either, I went down to 18’s with 275 NT05’s on all 4 and the car felt much lighter and handled like it was glued to the road.
     
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    I think you'd be probably better off with a nice light weight 20 inch wheel
     
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    I loved how 20s looked but after I dropped down to 18s, it felt amazing and noticeably lighter in every aspect. More tire cushion was a plus too
     
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    Even if the 20"s weight a little less, a lot of that mass is in the barrel and the tires, which is 1" farther away from the hub versus 19s, so you can have a lighter wheel which takes more energy to spin up. Also sometimes 20" tires are heavier than their 19" equivalents because they require more internal structure or something.
     
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    Go with a light weight 19" even better.
     
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    I miss that feeling my 19s gave... glued to the road
     
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    Rig up a system to constantly spray TrackBite on your tires.
     
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    I've always had 20's on my mustangs but to be honest 19's are the sweet spot and it's funny to see this post cause I literally just purchased some 19" 5 spoke 6GR's lol.
     
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    Yep lol I'm right behind on that. These wheels and tires added 100lbs to the car too. Now putting the car over 3700lbs
     
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    my current wheels weigh 24lbs each
     
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    There’s a lot more to it than wheel size. Just because the wheels are 20” doesn’t mean they’re automatically worse for performance than any set of 19’s. What size are your 20” wheels/tires? What kind of tires are on the 20’s? What tires were on the pp wheels?IIRC, you’re running a rather large rear wheel/tire which would absolutely have a negative effect on acceleration. I also agree with what @NightmareMoon stated earlier in that weight distribution of the wheels plays a factor as well. I know @Roadway 5.0 went back and forth for a while before settling on a set of 20” wheels. And his car is pretty function based.

    I went with 19’s because I thought it would be a good mix between function and form. Do they make 19” versions of your current wheels? I really dig the silver on blue
     
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    With regular driving the car is all over the place

    Currently:
    Front: 20x9 - 275/35/20 Goodyear tires
    Back: 20x10.5 - 315/35/20 Pirelli P Zeros

    Silver wheels is okay but I’m ready to go back to black wheels. I’m more than likely going to change wheels
     
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