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Old 10-30-2004, 04:04 PM   #11
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Just last week I threw on an old set of Nitto'* I had on the old 94.
Little info for ya:
245/50/16
Stock 16" rims
V-speed rating
M+* rating
Pre-sipped (sorta)...its a tire I wouldn't recommend sipping.

These helped my 94 a lot and on my 98 its another world. I paid $98 per tire when I bought these a year ago, good luck.
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Old 10-30-2004, 08:41 PM   #12
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I'm personally going to a 245/50/16 BFG Traction T/A V rated... on a stock 2000 regal 6spoke 16inch rim.

but I also get to play a wierd balancing act of gearing, power, and traction ... 2.73:1 final drive... lower profile 16'* ... and a turbo 3.8 buick making a very lively amount of hp and trq (comparing my build plans to other turbo 3.8'*... I'm looking in the neighborhood of 430-460hp and 480-500+ ftlbs on High boost) my goal is only 350hp 400ftlbs .. but any more I can get is allllll goooooodddd.

the other fun part of my tire choice is... ALOT of rain here on the beautiful Island off the coast of BC... and a very very short frosty/icey/snow period for winter... it'* not worth me buying 2 or more deticated sets of tires.. and cost to handling to all weather traction.. the traction T/A'* work out the best choice so far.


theres alot of things that go into tire selection some ppl don't think about... great to see it'* discussed here
I sure hope you are not talking about the stock style 6 spoke like what came on my 01 Regal GS....they are a 16x6.5 therfore even narrower than the 16x7 Bonne rims...I would never consider putting a tire as wide as a 245/50/16 on a 16x6.5" wheel you would wear the centers out in like 10000 miles and the outer edges would hardly ever touch the groud i.e. you wouldnt gain ANY added handling benifit by doing this...however the Traction T/A is an amazing tire...but I would do them in a 225/60/16 V instead...that way you would actually use the outer edges of the tire not just the center
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I don't know much about tires.
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I don't know much about tires.
Come Danielson and we will teach you!!!!
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I've been checking out some tire size calculators and its brought up a question. Would a 235/55/16 tire be beneficial when compared to the same brand 225/60/16 tire on a Bonnie'* stock 16x7 rim?
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I've been checking out some tire size calculators and its brought up a question. Would a 235/55/16 tire be beneficial when compared to the same brand 225/60/16 tire on a Bonnie'* stock 16x7 rim?
The real problem isnt whether or not there would be any benifit...(there would be a slight benifit) its the availability problem with 235/55/16 tires theres only a couple tires available with an H or better rating, and neither leaves me very impressed.
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What is a good all season tire for a 93 that isnt supercharged? I have a set of Michilen'* that slip and loose traction very easily, but it could be that they are old.
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Yes, Sensi.
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I think it'* a testing thing you'll have to do to find a tire that you like. I stick with Goodyears because I trust the shop that sells them and they give me good deals.
Are you looking for something specifically for winter or summer or one thats will perform decently all year. Remember just because a tire gets good dry and wet traction doesnt mean it will have a good snow traction.
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A tires adhesion is greatly reduced after about 4 years due to hysteresis or the heat induced by flexing and general oxidation.
You should replace them after 5 years.
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