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bmdoubleya
06-28-2004, 01:35 PM
I got a set of kumho 195/50/15 a little skinny but free:confused:

I have the same tires on now but 205/50/15 a new set would set me back just under $500

But the other tires were free and will just cost mounting and balance.. + they will last the rest of the season.

How nasty do you think 195's will look???

It would give me a little more torque right??


Another Q? has anyone removed there trunk tar?? I am thinking of getting rid of it cause it weighs almost 60 pounds..

gsbadbmr
06-28-2004, 03:53 PM
195's................:puke:


Don't do it!


-gsbadbmr

Chriskb3
06-28-2004, 05:25 PM
You'll hear more road noise if you remove the tar. It's more like 30-40 lbs.

Mystikal
06-28-2004, 08:58 PM
It would look retarded because they are tiny in diameter, and the speedo would be off by 5.4%.

Bob Loblaw
06-28-2004, 09:10 PM
How used are your current tires? If they're dead and these will hold you up until you get new, correct sized tires, I'd do that. Actually, I'm doing that right now. The tires that came with my rims are undersized. I don't like them but they're still good. I'll probably change them next spring. In the meantime, I can ride them like crazy, hopefully use them up faster, and force myself in getting new ones earlier. :)

Mystikal
06-28-2004, 09:22 PM
Yeah like Al said they are better than bald ones, but I wouldn't plan on keeping them for longer than I can't afford new ones. :P

bmdoubleya
06-29-2004, 12:04 PM
*no-no* Here's what I'am driving on and they somehow still work in the rain

Bob Loblaw
06-29-2004, 12:23 PM
Holy shit, get rid of those. You're asking for trouble.

Mystikal
06-29-2004, 01:11 PM
I'd give you a month before you total the car in a rainstorm.

Change those NOW.

BMW BMXer
06-29-2004, 01:32 PM
Originally posted by bmdoubleya
*no-no* Here's what I'am driving on and they somehow still work in the rain

:huh?:

bmdoubleya
06-29-2004, 02:32 PM
Originally posted by Mystikal
I'd give you a month before you total the car in a rainstorm.

Change those NOW.

You would think so but these are some sort of meracle tires I actually have trouble braking them loose in the rain they even stop which is:confused:

Here's the coin test

Bob Loblaw
06-29-2004, 02:36 PM
Don't believe in miracles. One thing's for sure, I wouldn't drive your car in the rain.

Mystikal
06-30-2004, 11:05 AM
It's standing water that will hurt you. There is no way for water to escape in the tread, so the tire itself will simply lift off the ground and suddenly you have the traction of ice. This is hydroplaning, and there is no way around it, it simply will happen at that wear level.

Please, for the people who care about you put new tires on.

burnhard88
06-30-2004, 11:08 AM
yea... hydroplaning is some crazy shit... watched it in my driver's ed class... yea guy... gotta change em up very shortly...

*uzi*

burnhard88
06-30-2004, 11:09 AM
the maX members don't want you getting hurt... we need u for our ottawa cruizes...

*uzi*