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Old 08-12-2005, 03:36 PM   #11
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Hey Comfy.. you always seem to be looking for a way to save another pound or two. Think about how much weight you are saving when you have crappy bald tires.
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Hey Im not that bad, I still have an interior and the front bumper beam.

Couldnt find the right tool to remove the fronts
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Bald tires don't do the same as slicks, they just burn out better, but they don't grip better. When I used to drag race my old Ford Focus, I did a lot of burn outs with my stock tires, made them sooooo bald, then went to the strip. I was faster with my 18s on street tires then I was with the 15s on bald street tires. The 18s were a little wider, but the 15s looked like slicks.
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