Originally Posted by troidus
Used to be that the purpose of larger wheels was to fit larger brakes. I never see larger brakes on the cars with aftermarket 20"+ wheels on them. With the rotating mass increased and concentrated at the circumference, the brake load goes way up, with no extra brake power to help stop.
It has nothing to do with making a car more functional, in any way. It's all about the look. Just like white boys and their foolishly lifted 4x4s