[Author Prev][Author Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Author Index][Thread Index]

RE: tire value: attn gurus

What advantage?  16s= heavier than 15.  I did it mostly for looks.  I do like 
the tires but if looks are not an issue go with d40, sp8k, or AVS in the 15" 
size and get the added bonus of more sidewall.  I think the d40s are in a 
little different class than the sp8k or the AVS IMO.
But the d40s will last a little longer than the AVS BTDT.  Cant speak for the 
sp8k but I have heard that it wears fairly well and performs as well or better 
than the AVS.

AVS now will do sp8k next.(for experience)
16" now, 16" again (what can I say I like the looks)
Pat Martin
864000csq  2 1/2 cat back, H&R-Boge,advanced and loving it.  Drilled and 
stopping it.  Koenig Cobra 16x7 with AVS Intermediates, cheap Kelly 
Springfield snows now, K&N. 
95 subaru legacy 
Bothell, Wa.

Item                   Cost
4-6x15 Ronals          $100-$150
4-205-50-15 D40        $412 + shipping

4-6x16 ?               $500-$1000
4-205-45-16 SP8000     $640 + shipping
Is the advantage of the 16-45 (whether SP or AVS (Pat M?) or whatever) going 
be that great over the 15-50 D40? Worth $1000???? I'd love some 5-spoke wheels
to match my 5-pot engine, but I also like the stealth of the "stock" Ronal 15s
and the chance to spend a grand on a vertical mill or some new springs/struts.