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Ok, I'm planning out everything I am going to do with my vehicle, however I'm stuck at the wheels. I know the look I want, but size is a factor as well. I just don't know what to do, because I've been in an Altima (2002) that had 20s on it and the ride was fine, but a little bumpy. I didn't mind it much, but who knows. I want to be on the safe side, and I don't want to have to go completely aftermarket to make the ride fine if I do go big. I'm probably going to choose between 18s or 19s...what are your thoughts? Is the extra inch on the 19s going to make a huge difference in the ride?

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Well, I assume you don't care about loss of performance if you're looking at 18's and 19's. Important considerations include how hard of tires you're willing to ride on, and how much money you have.

What stock wheels/tires did you have?
 

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Just keep in mind the two issues that will effect your ride is unsprung weight and section height of the side wall. What ever you decide to do, try to get the lightest wheels possible. The shorter the section height will just add to a harsh ride. The 17" stock wheels on the Milan are a bit heavy but they sure look nice. The short section height on the Milan really adds to the handling but on some of these JUNK California Roads, I find myself looking for the smoothest spot. We don't get what we pay for, out here on the Left Coast. :nsmile:
 

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Ya, im the same way. Im lookin at either 18 or 19 s . Cost is always aconsideration as well as ride. I was at the Detriot auto show and 3d carbon had a Fusion there with 20 s on it. Even tho it had a 1" drop it made the car look higher. I think ill go for 18 and a 1" drop should make it look a bit more a aggressive and won' t kill the ride.
 

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I'm riding on Axis Penta 19x8.5 on 235/35/19 Hankook Ventus 91y tires and am on H&R springs, they actually felt just as heavy as the stock 17's when I mounted them. The ride is VERY BUMPY! ( bumpy from tires not the springs) But sometimes you need to sacrifice comfort for style. I'd recommend going 245/40/19 for more comfort. At the dealer where I bought mine they had two fusion's on 245/35/20 and lowered and H&R springs, and also 255/40/20 on stock height.
 

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20X8.5 fit nicely on these cars but i agree the rough ride comes from my wheel choice not my suspension do you have any pis of your 19s?
 

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can someone post some pictures of the fusion with 17's, 18's and 19's to be able to compare them and see what i prefer? I haven't found much online to compare.
 
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