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Re: Tire pressures

What change did you notice going from 195 60 14 to 195 55 14 since the new 
diameter is smaller?  
To: charlie @ elektro.cmhnet.org (Charlie Smith) @ INTERNET
cc: quattro @ coimbra.ans.net (Quattro List) @ INTERNET, charlie @ 
elektro.cmhnet.org (Charlie Smith) @ INTERNET (bcc: Glenn Kaufman)
From: r3rfp @ dax.cc.uakron.edu (Robert Phillips) @ INTERNET
Date: 04/19/95 03:19:12 PM
Subject: Re: Tire pressures

On Wed, 19 Apr 1995, Charlie Smith wrote:

> I disagree.  Actual race tires will exhibit gradual, controllable, breakaway.
> With race tires, it's a lot easier to get one end (or both) hung out, be
> half sideways, and still control what's going on.  Race tires will get very
> sticky when warmed up - I've returned to the paddock area and have had gravel 
> from the access road stuck all over the tires. 

Ah, the joys of sticky rubber!

What are you referencing your results with?  What tires and what vehicle?
>From a street standpoint, going from some cheapie H-rated 195/60-14 tires 
to my Dunlop D40M2's (195/55-14), I've noticed a big difference in 
breakaway.  It goes as I posted earlier:  The Dunlops have a lot more 
ultimate grip, feeling glued to the road at 9/10th's of the envelope.  But 
when one finally reaches 10/10th's, the let loose like a suction 
cup...all at once!  Mind you, I don't mean to pick a fight, but the 
experiences I've had (albeit limited) don't suppport your post.

> Columbus, Ohio USA
Wanna have some fun Charlie?  I have run some autocross events organized 
by O.V.R. (Ohio Valley Region) SCCA in Columbus and had a blast.  It's 
only about a 2 hour drive for me to Columbus.  E-mail me directly if you 
are interested.  I can post Schedules and contacts for OVR.

Robert Phillips
The University of Akron Sociology Department-------Akron, Ohio
1987 Audi 4000S, 1.8L 4-cyl, FWD----------SOLO II  H-Stock