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Falken and General Tire Questions
>The recommended tyre rating for a vehicle is not just speed dependent,its
>also to do with the load index that the drive/suspension geometry can
>subject the tyres to. Fitting higher rated tyres than specified will not
>make a vehicle perform any better but fitting lower rated ones can have
>disastrous results - it is also technically illegal in many countries
>such as the UK and parts of Europe although I have never heard of anybody
I beg to differ. Putting higher rated tires on CAn make a
difference. I doubt you will notice a big differrence between a similar
(Size and construction and tread) V rated and Z rated tire. BUT- it will
make a difference at the limit. Moving from an H rated or lower to a V or
Z rated can make a huge difference. We moved from a D-60 to a
Bridegestone RE-71 im the same size and it make a huge difference. Softer
tread, stiffer sidewall, etc. I have experience the same thinge on
probably 5 other cars in the last 2 years.
So, sorry but I beg to differ. Get the nicer V or Z rated and get
good ones if you want performance. IF you want 50,000 miles on the tires
then go ahead, get H rated D-60s or something. :-) L8R
1984 4000s quattro / modified/ awaiting Turbo Transplant.
1985 4000 quattro / Silver / Fixing it Up.
1987 4000cs quattro / Saphire Metallic Blue/ Girlfriend's
1996 A6q / Volcano / Dads Car
*****1985 5kt / PARTING OUT!