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Re: wheels/tires for Coupe GT

-- [ From: Huw Powell * EMC.Ver #3.1a ] --

>Just did some quick calcs on tire sizes.  Someone's been mentioning
195/55/14's.  That works out to be a little less in diameter than even the
stock 185/60's.  I would think if your gonna pop for $106 per Dunlop SP8000,
you'd want a little bigger tire than stock to improve appearance as well as

I think that is backwards?  a smaller  diameter tire gives a shorter lever
arm, raising engine speed relative to road speed - hence more power at a
given speed, no?  a smaller tire is like a slightly lower geared
transmission.  My coupe had 195/60's for ages until I put Erie's 185/60's on
(the correct size)  Now my speedo is correct and, well, I changed too much
at the same time to compare performance.

Huw Powell
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