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Re: Wide tires
wow! I had 12" inchers on my wrangler, & that actually handled
extremely well. I guess I was picturing 10" wide x 31" tall! (maybe
for a rallyer..?)
Don Muirhead wrote:
> Actually, I believe Mike Hopton had 10" or maybe they were 12" on his
> Coupe. Seems to me it's posted on the Web somewhere but since I'm older
> again today I can't remember where. Perhaps someone without the early
> signs of Alzheimer's can enlighten you.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Dyer [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, August 12, 1999 6:06 AM
> To: Leuck@concentric.net; quattro
> Subject: Wide tires
> Wholly sheet! 10" wide tires! You're joking, right? Or is this a
> trans-am series race car? Lowrider?
> You won't get tires that wide w/o serious modifications to body &
> suspension. & believe me, you don't want 10" tires. But wider wheel &
> tire combos are definitely possible as I'm sure other listers can
> recommend what they have on theirs.
> Don't get me wrong, I'm not anti-upgrade, there are obvious benefits to
> that. I stuck with stock because of:
> Cost: my stock 15" on my 5kcstq are "free", and the tires cheaper than
> larger sizes.
> Durability: I commute about 70mi+ per day, so size doesn't matter here.
> All-weather: smaller diameter wheels w/tires that have larger aspect
> ratio do better in snow, and since I ski & snowboard...
> Comfort: larger aspect ratio usually translates into nicer ride (at the
> cost of road feel)
> Weight: this combo weighs less than a larger combo, thereby reducing
> unsprung weight, allowing your suspension to do a better job.
> Chris Dyer, Game Developer
> Sony Development
Chris Dyer, Game Developer