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Old 09-16-2004, 12:50 AM   #11
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Also got my Michelin Pilot Sport A/* tires on. dry traction is better, cornering is far better and the best is the wet traction, drives like it'* dry out.
What size?

Sounds like your improvements are increasing on an exponential scale.
More power.....and money....to ya.

Hope you progress as far as the intercooler. I still believe that is the ultimate mod for our cars but reliability is in question.

I love that saying....."Fast, Reliable and Cheap, you can only have two."
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The Pilot Sport A/* are stock size 235-45-17 and Z-rated

As for an Intercooler, I think I just might do it spring time-ish if things go well. I've meet several people who will help me tune it too. They do it in 2 days, mount the pump/Radiator and plumbing (still driveable) than install the cooler the second, Will need to talk to Scott about PCM changes won't be using Todd'* code then.
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My tires suck right now and I really want some nice tires like yours. Will I see a HUGE difference in everything if I were to switch? I was getting off an exit today and was going a bit fast and it was one of those loop exits and the rear end felt like it was going to fly out during the whole turn cause the rear tires have a different tread design which has less grip than the front. Im guessing yours handles amazing.
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My tires suck right now and I really want some nice tires like yours. Will I see a HUGE difference in everything if I were to switch? I was getting off an exit today and was going a bit fast and it was one of those loop exits and the rear end felt like it was going to fly out during the whole turn cause the rear tires have a different tread design which has less grip than the front. Im guessing yours handles amazing.
That'* mostly caused by the front end being heavier. About the best way to make a FWD do that is to trail brake into a decreasing radius turn.
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That'* mostly caused by the front end being heavier. About the best way to make a FWD do that is to trail brake into a decreasing radius turn.
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That'* mostly caused by the front end being heavier. About the best way to make a FWD do that is to trail brake into a decreasing radius turn.
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Lighty braking to bleed off a little more speed while going through a turn that gets tighter as you go along. This will shift your weigh forward and to the outside, slightly increasing the tire contact patch on the front while decreasing it on the rear. It also shifts more and more weight to the outside as you continue along the curve. Brake hard during this time and you'll lose grip on the front (they can only brake and turn so much) and get to experience understeer. About the only thing you can do to correct this problem is upgrade the springs and sways to reduce weight shift and upgrade the tires for increased grip. The springs and sways will help more.
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The Pilot Sport A/* are stock size 235-45-17 and Z-rated
Of course you must mean 235 / 55 / 17 size.

If yours are 45 series they would be much smaller in diameter.
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The Pilot Sport A/* are stock size 235-45-17 and Z-rated
Of course you must mean 235 / 55 / 17 size.

If yours are 45 series they would be much smaller in diameter.
Thought about that when I typed that, but you get the point stock size.

There'* not a huge difference between stock and my Pilots, there is a difference though As far as cornering, Damemorder has the idea. With sticker tires cornering is better though, I feel very confident in the twisties, I know the feeling your talking about, and I don't really get it any more, sure there'* understeer but don't feel the rear end wanting to slide out.
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The Pilot Sport A/* are stock size 235-45-17 and Z-rated
Of course you must mean 235 / 55 / 17 size.

If yours are 45 series they would be much smaller in diameter.
Thought about that when I typed that, but you get the point stock size.

There'* not a huge difference between stock and my Pilots, there is a difference though As far as cornering, Damemorder has the idea. With sticker tires cornering is better though, I feel very confident in the twisties, I know the feeling your talking about, and I don't really get it any more, sure there'* understeer but don't feel the rear end wanting to slide out.
It'* not fair, your weight is a little more to the back
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