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Old 09-30-2003, 07:55 AM
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I finally got some new tires. The old ones (P255/50R16'*) are now gone. I figured since the tread was now perfectly smooth (not jokeing) I needed to replace them. I picked up a set of Aquasteel'* for $75 a piece. That are P225/60R16'*. So far they are all right. They grip really good but don't corner as well as the old fatties I had. They also have a little stiffer ride since they have the steel belted sidewalls (they are runflats too). Just needed a decent winter tire for here in MN. Next spring I am hopeing for a set of 18'* so I didn't want to go to expensive on this set. But they work.

I also got my doughnut fixed. For those of you who are saying ????, it'* the gasket between the exhaust manifold and the down pipe at the back of the engine. Mine was completely gone. Once I got it fixed it really smoothed out the sound of the car and did quite it a little. Alot smoother reving sound now as I go thru the gears with less sputtering and odd noises from it. I think the freaks that but my new exhaust on a year ago might have overlooked that part.
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Where'd you get the tires? I'll probably go with 50'* when the time comes, but that'* a damn good price you got
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I got them at a Goodyear in Bloomington I've been going to for years. They always seems to find a deal for me on whatever I get done there.
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The best I've been able to find is at www.discounttire.com

They got offices all over the cities
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What'* the correct size for the speedo on our cars for a 225, or 235?
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Originally Posted by SSEi95
I finally got some new tires. The old ones (P255/50R16'*) are now gone. I figured since the tread was now perfectly smooth (not jokeing) I needed to replace them.
Now why'd you go and do that!!?? C'mon you had been patient long enough and you finally got 100% contact racing-slicks and you go and replace um... DOH



DISCLAIMER: Kids do NOT attempt to drive with zero-tread tires...its only a joke
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Originally Posted by BonneMeMN
What'* the correct size for the speedo on our cars for a 225, or 235?
From what I can find without going out side and looking at my car ( www.dicounttire.com is good for info if nothing else)

Original Factory Size(*)
215/65-15
225/60-16
And also:

Optional Size(*)

Plus Sizing is an easy way to enhance the performance and look of your vehicle. Use of these sizes may require the purchase of new aftermarket wheels.

PLUS ZERO
225/60-15


PLUS ONE
215/60-16
215/65-16
225/55-16


PLUS TWO
225/55-17
235/50-17


PLUS THREE
225/45-18
235/40-18
235/50-18
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I finally got some new tires. The old ones (P255/50R16'*) are now gone. I figured since the tread was now perfectly smooth (not jokeing) I needed to replace them.
Now why'd you go and do that!!?? C'mon you had been patient long enough and you finally got 100% contact racing-slicks and you go and replace um... DOH



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Don't worry, I'll be throwin on some 18'* in the spring with some new fatties. There was just something about the middle two rows of tread completly gone (and I do mean completly) that was a bad thing. Yea, they actually did work a bit licks true slicks, but a little rain on the ground and all traction went to hell.
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