Worth it to downsize the wheels? - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum

Wheels, Tires and other Exterior Talk about your rims, body kits, and other exterior mods here.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Worth it to downsize the wheels?

Reply

 
 
 
  #1  
Old 04-17-2018, 08:57 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 1
Default Worth it to downsize the wheels?

I'm looking at buying a new 2018 XC60 or XC40. I live in the city, but I'm not much of a city commuter; I take public transportation. I mostly intend to use the car to get out of town -- for highway road trips, and a bit of light off-roading/camping.

It seems that a majority of the available Volvo's in my region come with upgraded 19- or 20-inch wheels for $800-1000. I'm not interested in larger wheels, and I'd prefer the smoother cushioning and gas mileage of smaller wheels.

If I can't find the model I want with the base 18" wheels, is it worth it to just buy one of these cars with upgraded wheels, downsize to 18" or even 17" aftermarket wheels, and sell the OEM wheels? I've heard that if I do that, it might be better to store the OEM wheels and tires and put them back on when I'm ready to sell the car, as it will improve the resale value.

Also, if I do find or custom order a model with base 18" wheels, could I still get significantly better cushioning and gas mileage if I downsize to 17"?

Does anyone have any advice?

Thanks!
 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Luke Woessner
Volvo 850
10
07-25-2016 03:36 PM
NFSS40
Volvo S40
0
10-07-2005 06:29 AM
volvofanatic
Volvo 850
0
08-20-2005 11:09 PM
DI740
Volvo 240, 740 & 940
0
04-22-2005 12:51 AM
e
Volvo 260, 760 & 960
1
09-19-2004 11:18 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Worth it to downsize the wheels?


Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.