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Wider tires on the front!

On Fri, 25 Jul 1997, Jeffrey J. Goggin wrote:

> wear excessively quickly -- and paid US$202 for a pair of 235/40-17s to go
> on the front and match the 215/45-17s on the rear ... looks kind of
> interesting and definitely helps reduce the Ur-Q's inherent oversteer
> somewhat (not that I really drive it all THAT hard on the street, of course!).

	I had a similar setup on my 5KCSTQ for the last couple 
autocrosses.   I had 245/45-16 on the front on 8.5" wheels, and 225/50-16 
on 7.5" wheels on the back.   The car handled like a dream on Waterford 
hills!   The understeer was gone, the balance was incredible, and the 
braking was incredible.    Steering feel was much improved over regular 
tires too.   The tires BTW, were well worn D40M2s.   They are noiw 
completely worn out though, so I put the 215/60-15 D60A2s back on the car 
this week.   Poor car looks emasculated.   Its much more pleasant to 
drive though.

Graydon D. Stuckey 
'89 Thunderbird SuperCoupe
'86 Audi 5000 CS Quattro
'86 Mazda RX7 GXL 2+2
'85 Mazda RX7 GS