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Re: Tires for 5KQ
Flying in the face of conentional wisdom and knowledge, John Younghein
>FYI. These tire have a very short sidewall height for better ride
>comfort I recommend 205/65/15 instead of 205/60/15.
>To any one who is listening - do not under any circumstances put the
>Dunlop D60 A2's(recently Top-Rated by Consumer Reports) on a 5KCSTQ -
>you will want to push your car off a cliff afterwards. They have
>single-handedly ruined the poise of one of the worlds great road cars.
>but the Delco OEM #'s do not match any GM part #'s we could
>find for the US sourced unit.
First of all, a _taller_ sidewall enhances ride comfort, not shorter.
65-series is taller that 60-series.
I've had D60's on an 87 5ktq. They were not the worst tire I've put on a
car, nor the best. They replaced some Continentals which were much
worse. The D60's greatly improved the ride/handling. Many on the list
have found them to be a decent compromise of ride/handling/cost.
It does not surprise that Delco and GM maintain different part _numbers_
on the same item. They are different companies. This does not
necessarily mean it is not the same part.
Ed Kellock ................... Greenville, SC USA
91 200qw ........................ 87 Coupe GT
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