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Re: Wheels/tires revisited

"Unknown" BFG are Comp T/A ZR, unidirectional rotation, in a 
255/40ZR17 size.  I have had my experience confirmed by a number
of 911 owners on a Porsche mail list; the BFGs cannot match the 
Dunlop D40, Continental, Yoko, and Pirelli ZR tires in handling/
performance.  Tread life is supposed to be great, however.

As far as not going to BFGs all around, who would toss $400-500
out the window?  Naturally, I wish I knew then what I know now.

Take care!

Ray Calvo (porsray@aol.com)
1990 Coupe Quattro
1995 Porsche 993

In a message dated 96-08-27 13:46:37 EDT, you write:

 This isn't intended as a flame but if you can afford a 993, why didn't you
 just bite-the-bullet and replace all FOUR tires?  I don't think you should
 attempt to judge a tire's ultimate potential based on how it performs when
 used as part of a mis-matched set ... there are too many variables at work
 here and it's much too easy to find yourself being mislead.
      _             _             
     / l       l o l  \       l o   Jeffrey Goggin
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   /   l l_l \_l l l__/ l_l \_l l   AudiDudi@delphi.com
 Not even to mention the fact that he had A008s on the front and some unknown
type of BFGs on the rear.....mightaswell run two minispares.....sheeeesh.....