Date: Sun, 08 Jul 2001 14:23:54 -0400
From: Bob <uctraingnopsamanet.com>
Subject: Re: Big wheels


On Fri, 06 Jul 2001 21:37:22 -0400, "Kenneth S." <nimrodnopsams.com> wrote: >I have a 1996 900SE, which I bought about six months ago. I would like >to have a less firm ride, and I wonder if the low-profile tires are a >factor. You must really like 'em squishy. The '96 900SE is no hotbed of firmness. You might want to replace the shocks... new shocks can make a big difference. Yours are definitely worn out on a '96 with more than 40K miles. I'd recommend Koni's, but you could go with a KYB or stock shock for less money. >Also, I don't like the "boy racer" appearance of the >low-profile tires. You are driving a car that can exceed 140mph. It's a "man racer", not a "boy racer". The tires are there for a reason. >I don't want to go to the expense of buying new smaller wheels, in >order to be able to use conventional tires. But are there any tires >that would give me a less harsh, quieter ride? As mentioned, the 215 size will give you more padding but also will throw the speedo off a bit. Check this URL to make sure it's not off too far. Watch the width to avoid rubbing. http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html Bob

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