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Old 01-06-2007, 06:25 AM   #11
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I run Bridgestones also. I love them
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You are gonna love the traction those puppies will give you.

They are almost the same size as my slicks...255/50 R 16.

Your overall diameter is about 25.5" as compared to 27" for the stockers, so ya you're gonna see your gauge reading a bit higher than you are really going.....but Woodburn doesn't use your gauge.

This will have the positive effect of multiplying your torque for an effective lower gear ratio. About 5%.
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Stock 225/60/16
Sidwall 5.3
Diameter 26.6
Circumference 83.7
revs/mile 757.0

New 245/50/16
Sidewall 4.8
diameter 25.6
circumference 80.6
revs/mile 786

Speedometer reading will be 3.7% fast.
When your speedo reads 60mph, you are actually travelling 57.8mph
But since you have a kilomenometer, that'll be reading 96.5km/hr when you're
actually going 93km/hr.

Using these numbers and your 2.97 stock gear ratio, your new gear ratio will be 3.09:1.

Not far off what I will be with my new slicks, which is 3.03:1.
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i use goodyear comfort assurance treads, man they ride mooth and quiet. used to run kelly navigator golds. i like the goodyears better in the snow
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im running these right now and i love them, dry cornering is awesome, and wet is pretty damn good too.


http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....Model=AVID+V4S
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NIce...that'* what I want.

I run questionable tires from a rural tire place. They are Nationals and the model name is "ISuckInAllWeatherConditions" They suck massively and they almost make me want to slash my own tires.
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I've got Potenza G009 225/60/16, H Rated, high performance all-season.
Me too. I just got them on recently.

I love Bridgestones, and so far I love this particular type.
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I'm gonna be picking these up. I've heard nothing but good about this particular style -

http://www.kumhotireusa.com/Products...tion=PtnDetail
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I've got Potenza G009 225/60/16, H Rated, high performance all-season.
Me too. I just got them on recently.

I love Bridgestones, and so far I love this particular type.
Travis has them too and is just as pleased from what I can tell. (excuse the nastiness)
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And the tread on them is pretty sweet looking.


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I'm gonna be picking these up. I've heard nothing but good about this particular style -

http://www.kumhotireusa.com/Products...tion=PtnDetail
I almost got Kuhmo'*, but ended up with the Bridgestones.
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