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Interesting Tire/Wheel information
Well, I finally killed the mismatched 205/60/15 tires I had on the '87
5ktqw... or at least that 15mm bolt through one of the tires did. That
Michelin Energy tire was at the wear bars anyway...
Swapped the wheels/tires from the urq onto the wagon. While I did my best
impression of the tire crew at an Indy race, I took the time to weigh the
wheels/tires. Here are the results:
225/45/16 Sumitomo HTZ tires at 90% on 16x8 BBS RF 3 piece wheels 44 pounds
205/55/16 Dunlop SP8000 at 60% on A8 5 spoke wheels 41 pounds
205/60/15 Mich. Energy tires (tires worn to wear bars) on 15x7 Fuchs 33
Went for a short spin after the SP 8000s were on the car. The car handled
much better with the "poor" racer worn tires! Granted, there is about 1/2
inch greater diameter with the newer SP8000s, but I think that the 8 pounds
per wheel difference is what I was feeling.
BTW, those weights should be pretty accurate as a heavy duty postage scale
was used for the measurement.