Toyota Fortuner With Ridiculously Big 26-inch Alloy Wheels On Video

toyota Fortuner with 26 inch alloy wheels

Over the last few years, we have seen all sorts of modifications on cars in India. However, one type of modification that is becoming extremely popular is adding bigger alloy wheels to cars. Some people do it tastefully, but some just go the ridiculous route. Recently, we came across one such ridiculous Toyota Fortuner with massive alloy wheels. This particular SUV even had bright LED lights in the wheel well that made it look even more outrageous.

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This video of the Toyota Fortuner with massive alloy wheels has been shared on Reddit. We can note that in the short video there is a white-colored Toyota Fortuner. The driver of this car, for some odd reason, was taking a U-turn towards the wrong side of the road. The most unique and absurd part of this video was undoubtedly the alloy wheels fitted to this car.

What size are those alloy wheels?

The owner of this car used to drive this same Fortuner with 22-inch alloy wheels. However, they got it fitted with massive 26-inch alloy wheels. From the factory, Toyota offers the Fortuner with 17-inch alloy wheels on the base model. It also offers the top-spec variants with 18-inch alloy wheels.

Are these 26-inch alloy wheels safe?

Generally, the people who buy and fit these massive 26-inch alloy wheels in their cars and SUVs do it for aesthetic reasons and not for performance. These alloy wheels are generally not from reputed brands and often hamper the driving abilities of these cars.

Toyota Fortuner With Ridiculously Big 26-inch Alloy Wheels On Video

Why should you not put such massive alloy wheels on your car?

There are multiple reasons why you should not opt for such massive alloy wheels. If you are on the fence about this decision, then here are those reasons.

Impact on Performance and Handling

Generally, larger alloy wheels are heavier, which can negatively affect your car’s acceleration. They can also impact the braking and overall performance of your vehicle. The increased unsprung weight also leads to poorer handling, which in turn can make the car less responsive and harder to control.

Reduced Ride Comfort

Like the above-shown car, these bigger wheels typically require low-profile tires. These tires come with very little sidewall to absorb road imperfections. Hence, the ride on these alloy wheels is very harsh. Cars with these wheels also become more susceptible to bumps and rough surfaces.

Lower Fuel Efficiency

The additional weight of massive alloy wheels increases the workload on the engine. Because of this, it leads to higher fuel consumption. The aerodynamic drag might also increase if the wheels are not designed with efficiency in mind. So it is better to stick with the same size alloy wheels as the company.

Toyota Fortuner With Ridiculously Big 26-inch Alloy Wheels On Video

Potential for Mechanical Issues

Another reason to not opt for such wheels is that extra weight and altered dynamics can put additional strain on various mechanical components. These include the suspension, bearings, and other components. They can increase the rate of wear and tear, which then leads to more frequent maintenance and potential mechanical failures.

Speedometer and Odometer Inaccuracy

Larger wheels can alter the overall diameter of the wheel-tire combination. This affects the accuracy of the speedometer and odometer. This can lead to incorrect readings of your speed and distance traveled, which can then result in implications for both safety and maintenance schedules.