<HTML><FONT FACE=arial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=2>In a message dated 11/28/00 9:23:26 PM Eastern Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org <BR>writes:
<BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=CITE style="BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">I don't see how the model of tires matters one bit, so long as the
<BR>diameter is the same. I had different brands all together (Yoko and
<BR>Goodyear) before I got my 16" rims and didn't have any oversteer
<BR>problems... I'd look beyond the tires - alignment, struts, bushings. For
<BR>the same amount of money you'd throw away on new "matching" tires you
<BR>could get bushings done all around, or an alignment, or tie rods, etc.
<BR>Oversteer is not a bad problem to have anyway. ;)
<BR>On Tue, 28 Nov 2000, Edward J Kellock wrote:
<BR>> I agree with Henry. Get those tires matched up. I would
<BR>> also highly recommend getting your alignment and rear
<BR>> bushings checked. If all that sounds just too much trouble,
<BR>> then I'd be willing to trade you even up for my Coupe GT.
<BR>Intentional oversteer is also possible and has been effectively used in <BR>racing /rally applications by keeping the same brand/diameter tires, but <BR>using wider rims/tires up front. This necessitates either a <BR>widening/enlarging of the front wheel housing area -not for the timid! You <BR>cound have 7" rims in back and 9 or 10" in the front (conceivably).
<BR>But I think I'd stick the same size all around as a practical matter and get <BR>used to a little understeer.
<BR>'91 200 with a few mods...