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Re: I have seen 225/50-15's on a 4kq
Mark L. Chang wrote:
> 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
> > >believe.
> > 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.
exactly. The 4kq's are fairly light cars, and as such do not need that
of a tire. The S4/S6's used a 225 tire in this country, and they weigh
more than a 4kq! Plus, unless your wheel has exactly the right offset,
would think you would have terrible tire clearence problems. 205/50-15
a better +1 tire size for the 4kq, and is also a better match for
speedo accuracy. Believe me, they look plenty "beefy" on a 4k, and work