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are you saying that upsizing has got to be a win? or simply that it can be
a win depending upon experience and the size of your pockets (and could
equally well be a loss)?
fwiw, i played around with my s2 and endeavoured to improve the turn-in by
going +1 (keeping the 16" wheels). it helped to a point, but i lost other
things in the deal, like (particulalry wet weather) traction/braking. there
was no discernable improvement in handling either (placebo effect taken into
account). little change in comfort due to the marginal increase in unsprung
weight. i did however, like the looks...
given that there is no more tyre surface on the road, i can understand that
(depending upon the tyre used), the improvement of contact patch width
*might* improve turn-in, (but it could just as easily not due to loss of
centering). i wonder if the trade-offs (less contact patch length) are
worth it. i also wonder if most people figure this out before the leap into
'61 mb fintail
From: JustaxPHX@aol.com [mailto:JustaxPHX@aol.com]
Sent: Friday, 21 May 1999 13:23
To: Dave.Eaton@clear.net.nz; email@example.com
Subject: Re: wheels/tyres
> clearly many on this list have btdt with "positive" results. what am i
Have you ever performed a before-and-after comparison on a car of your own
(or one that you're intimately familiar with) or are your observations based
soley upon theory?