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Old 02-14-2004, 10:20 PM   #21
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Kumho is where its at Todd

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What size tire do you have Jim?
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Right now I have 235/60VR16 with a total diameter of 27.1 inches. Since I am going with the rims that you have I need 255/50ZR17s' to maintian diameter

tirerack.com has em for $111 a piece
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I don't really like a lot of the choices available to me in the 235/55/17. I tried the continentals and the michelin (sp?) Energies with ok results. I'm hoping the Kumho'* are much better.
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I don't really like a lot of the choices available to me in the 235/55/17. I tried the continentals and the michelin (sp?) Energies with ok results. I'm hoping the Kumho'* are much better.
Something I've noticed too. What about up sizing to 255/50/17 almost the same diameter, out less than 1%? There seems to be more options for this size and its a bit wider which may look better.
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PDad...the total diameter of 255/50/17 is 27 inches...thats why I am going with them, since I have 27.1 from the factory.

You folks are lucky tho, apparently your PCM'* can be oufitted with software to change the electric shifting of the tranny so that you can alter the overall diameter of your tires...

I got this info from a GM techician..

Oh and the Orange looks good on you
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I don't like GoodYear seeing they only last a GOOD YEAR....and there toast...
at least with the way I drive!

Toyo,Kumho and Yoko'* are my first choices...

Anybody know anything on Cooper'* ? There one of the few american mades left...?
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I don't like GoodYear seeing they only last a GOOD YEAR....and there toast...
at least with the way I drive!

Toyo,Kumho and Yoko'* are my first choices...

Anybody know anything on Cooper'* ? There one of the few american mades left...?
Sorry to say that Coopers are junk. They are much worse than Goodyears.

I put a set on my last car, because they were half the price of Goodyears. I guess it is because they were half the tire. Wet weather traction was lousy and the side walls are not as stiff. Very easy to notice even when taking on-ramps to an interstate.

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Something I've noticed too. What about up sizing to 255/50/17 almost the same diameter, out less than 1%? There seems to be more options for this size and its a bit wider which may look better.
These would work on our car? How would they affect the car? I can't get a PCM for a few months so I couldn't change tire size for a bit...
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