Date: Sat, 07 Jul 2001 13:45:41 GMT
From: "M PLUMLEE" <eplumleenopsamouth.rr.com>
Subject: Re: Big wheels


what size tire do you run? in your case, if you run a 205/50 16, you can get softer ride, and better gas milage by running a 205/55 16 or a 215 50 16 fwiw, there are (2) 215 50 16 tires on ebay for sale "Kenneth S." <nimrodnopsams.com> wrote in message news:3B4667D1.3708nopsams.com... > 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. Also, I don't like the "boy racer" appearance of the > low-profile tires. > > 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? > > > > > KeithG wrote: > > > > The larger wheels have lower profile tires which have less sidewall flex and > > hence more direct steering. The steering is turned and the car responds more > > quickly. > > > > KeithG > > "Jeremy" <JeremynopsamVEelmc.demon.co.uk> wrote in message > > news:HkhaQWA5XNR7Ewvonopsamscott.net... > > > Thanks for your reply. Whats a "sharper turn in"? I am not familiar > > > with that term? > > > > > > Jeremy > > > > > > > > > In article <f7417.2375$8O1.1164860nopsamoon.columbus.rr.com>, KeithG > > > <noonenopsaml.com> wrote: > > > >more money with larger rims. Tires are more expensive, rims are more > > > >expensive. Saab 16" rims are notoriously soft and bend easily. If you are > > in > > > >the northern climes (frost heaves) stay with 15 or 16 as a max. The > > > >performance benefits are sharper turn in with larger diameter rims. > > > > > > > >KeithG > > > > > > > >"Jeremy" <JeremynopsamVEelmc.demon.co.uk> wrote in message > > > >news:tCGwpLAn6LR7Ewpdnopsamscott.net... > > > >> Hi > > > >> > > > >> Can anyone please tell me the differences between driving on 15, 16 and > > > >> 17" wheels? > > > >> > > > >> Thanks > > > >> Jeremy > > > >> > > > >> 97 900 v6 > > > >> > > > > > > > > > > > > > >

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