[V8] Tires and Wheels

Coleman, David David.Coleman at blackrock.com
Fri Jan 16 13:22:49 EST 2004

> Your 245/45s have only 98mm sidewall.

correction:  your 245/*40*s have only 98mm sidewall.  Too short a tire.  Buy either a 255/40 or a 225/25.

Which brings up something separate... unsprung weight.  255s look better, and usually handle better, but it's heavier and might be a bit much tire for 240 horses to spin freely.  I tend to notice my car is more eager to accelerate with the winter tires on because they weigh less and have less rotating mass.

But I digress.  If I had 17s, I'd have 255s.


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