Originally Posted by DSM10000
Newtons second law is considering 3 elements, you are adding variables. In practice we know gearing, road surface, driver etc can and do affect acceleration times to a degree but in absolute terms acceleration is governed by the force available to accelerate a given mass.
Its a variable which does effect the acceleration of the car...but insignificant in this instance. Is the 17 wheel and tyre heavier than the 16 inch (probably), then I'm sure, in extremus, the heavier will spin up to speed more slowly. I'm being pedantic, because as I said right at the beginning you wouldn't be able to tell.