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Re: I have seen 225/50-15's on a 4kq
On Mon, 23 Nov 1998, Michael Williams wrote:
> Erik R Addy decided to speak these words:
> >That being said, I DO NOT RECOMEND YOU DO THIS ON A STREET CAR!!!
> >No matter how cheep the tires are. 225 is WAY to wide for a 4k. Among
> >other potential problems, the car will hydroplane like you wouldn't
> Uhh...why is this? Doesnt make too much sense to me...
If you are referring to the hydroplaning part, I believe Erik was saying
that because the contact patch is _way_ up on a 225 tire, giving more area
for water to get under and less pressure per square inch of tire patch.
The Skiing syndrome.
of course, this goes without saying with a larger contact patch. So long
as you have good channeling, though, it shouldn't be too bad on some cars
with maybe more substantial weight. With a 4k, I think Erik was
considering it's weight vs. that tire size.
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