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Old 09-19-2005, 04:12 AM   #11
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RE: PSI - I'll have to check again...but 5k miles ago they were at whatever the door sticker says (I think 32?? Can't remember). Tread doesn't even come up to Lincoln'* hairline on the one tire...time for new for sure!
5K ago? You're supposed to check it a little more often than that... I do it everytime I get gas... Let me see what normal people check it at...

EDIT: NHTSA says once a month.
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RE: 255'* instead of 235'*...would that affect the mph? (like going faster/slower than the speedometer says you are?)

255 is just a wider tire it wont affect your speedometer. It will help braking and traction all around for that matter.Like pontiac said wider is better.

RE: checking air pressure I will consider myself deservingly scolded. Dumb excuse of the day: my gauge broke and I haven't taken time to get a new one. I didn't realize they should be checked that often. Thank you for the info! Perhaps we could create a "single chic checklist for car maintenance"...??

RE: wider tires: I've heard people say the wide profile tires would handle worse in snow....???
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RE: wider tires: I've heard people say the wide profile tires would handle worse in snow....???
You are correct. Wider tires are good for traction on dry pavement, but in snow and heavy rain conditions, you run into a problem with hydro-planeing. Thus a happy medium is desired for the daily driver in areas that are seasonal with snow and slush. Or getting a second set of summer tires works as well, but this is a solution for the performance enthusiast usually, lol
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235/55-17------------overall diam. 27.2"

255/50-17------------overall diam. 27.1"

when your speedometer reads 60 mph

you will be going about 59.7 mph

we get about 20" of rain a year, no problem with hydroplaning yet ! ! !


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