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korea_7 said:
Now, I have been told putting on 19's on the beast would basically mean replacing my tires every 10000 kms. Is this true? I just bought new 18 inch rims, and love them, but I see alot of cars with larger wheels, and I gotta say, I LIKE IT.

I do drive my car about 20000 kms per year, but I can't afford to go through two sets of tires every year.

Your thoughts?
Assuming similar weight and proper offset, I don't see why larger diameter would have a major effect on tire wear. You will certainly be more limited in tire size and choices, but driving in a similar style should yield similar mileage. No empirical data, just a SWAG.
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