[s-cars] RE: 255/40 17 Snow Tires
LL - NY
larrycleung at gmail.com
Wed Nov 30 23:09:29 EST 2005
I'd NEVER go that wide. I actually want to get home.
LL - NY (got stuck with 205's with stupid EDL, missed my 200's locker)
On 11/30/05, Taka Mizutani <t44tqtro at gmail.com> wrote:
> Did you ever think that the X5's tires were biased toward dry handling?
> The stock Michelin Diamaris are most definitely NOT winter tires.
> If you're also talking about SUVs weighing 4000-6000 lbs., there is no
> in terms of weight- the S6 is approx. 3800 lbs- that's a lot more weight-
> is what,
> 4400?, Infiniti FX is around 4400, Touraeg is 5000, Tahoe/Escalade can hit
> close to
> Have you ever tried it? I've run 225s on my 3650lb. 200 and they were
> definitely too
> wide for the weight of the car. The same size on our 4000 lb. V70 works
> better, although
> I still think they are a tad wide for fresh snowfall.
> In contrast, 195/65R15 snows on my 3350lb. 5ktq were great in the snow.
> Please don't spread misinformation like "255s are fine for snows on an S
> car"- they're not.
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