Originally posted by CID498:
Of course it changes your gear ratio, If you increase the outside diameter of your wheels let's say taller than stock you will lose your low end but on the same token you will gain that much more on the high end. when buying tires for aftermarket wheels (17's 18's etc.) try to get tires as close to stock outside diameter as possible.(virtually impossible for GT's)
Dude get those 50's off your 17's go with 40's or 45's 50's may fill your wheel well's nicely but to tall in my opinion.
CID is right... as long as you keep the overall diameter close to stock. as long as you follow that, the size of the actual wheel doesn't matter, but your unsprung weight. for example volks te-37 17's are probably lighter than most 16s and 17s.