How does one change distance travelled through wheel size?
To increase the velocity of/distance travelled by an object with wheels, let's say for example a toy car *, which is more preferable: increasing or decreasing wheel size? The aim is to make the object travel at a greater speed (and therefore a greater distance) in a given time frame**.
Imagine the scenario on a frictionless surface (and no other factors that may affect the object other than gravity).
I know that increasing the wheel size will allow the object to cover a greater distance with each revolution of its wheels and therefore the object will travel further in the timeframe. I also know that smaller wheel size means a smaller circumference and more revolutions per minute (rpm), which will increase the acceleration of the object, allowing it to travel faster, which could also in turn increase the distance travelled in the given timeframe (?).
Which of these methods will increase the distance travelled in the timeframe, and if both will, which one will be more effective?
*In other words, an object with wheels only; no motor, as the force applied will be from a human source
**I only have the resources to test one of these options so I am calculating the better option rather than testing both. I will conduct that experiment by allowing the object to travel until it stops naturally, then I will scale the distance to m/s.