ZMW, yours is the closest I've come to liking a set of 20's on a Supra. Maybe because your rim choice doesn't exaggerate the apparent size of the rim like others' do. I think a lot of people associate grip for launching with sidewall flex like how it works with dedicated bias ply drag tires. I don't think they always realize that street radials are not meant to crumple on a take off for grip in the same manner so grip shouldn't be affected much at all.so many people pretending like they know what putting a 20" tire on the supra does.... I chose to go with 20" volks, and they look amazing, hook as well as any 18" i've had (except drag radials) and ride great.... Carhas been lowered a bit since that photo was taken, and centercaps installed. 20x10.5 rear, 20x9.5 front...
Quoted for emphasis. It's physics.I would have to argue though that making a larger rim places more of the weight of the rim towards the outer radius and, heavier or not, increases the inertia as a result. This isn't an opinion of course; it's physics. So more inertia to overcome on acceleration, more angular momentum you have to stop when braking. You could argue this with a 19 vs an 18 and to some degree in other increments, but it's up to the owner I guess to draw his own line. Personally, I think 18-19's hit the spot between function and looks. 18 more for function over form (60/40), 19s vice versa (40/60 function/looks).
Agree 100% Nick.^ of course it's still a matter of taste but to me the 20's on a Supra, even the widebody, have of a caricature'ish look; exaggerated and not proportional to the overall look of the Supra. So to my eye, even if you can get traction it looks silly.
^ LOL.........considering the Supra is a 16-21 year old car platform that came with 17" wheels stock in TT form and 16" in NA (with essentially the same body dimensions) your opinion of comparing wheel sizes with modern cars is odd IMO.20" wheels on the Supra are the perfect size to fill the fenderwell. I can't believe that in this day and age where EVERYTHING comes standard with big wheels people are still riding on 18's.