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  • Wider is better some of the time

  • …time a wider tire will offer better performing and cornering but, not always. Without the correct supporting parts and hardware wider tires may not always produce the desired results. While at a driving school in Utah I was able to participate in an interesting exercise involving different tire and…

  • Wider Tires on Your BMW 3 Series

  • …the BMW forums, one of the most common questions I answer is in regards to upgrading tires to a larger size. Using a wider size on the same wheel while maintaining the same overall diameter is known in the tire industry as "plus zero" sizing. This is typically done to get a larger contact…

  • Related Products: E46 | Plus Zero Sizing | E36
  • GMC Acadia Tires

  • …size and is curently rated somewhat higher than the Original Equipment (O.E.) tire. With such limited options, what else can be done? Optional size 265/60-18 is a viable alternative. This is about 4/10" wider and about 1/2" shorter than the O.E. size. Many top rated options are available…

  • Related Products: Gmc Acadia | 255 65 18 | 265 65 18
  • Wider Proves to be Faster

  • …package, we then bolted on the 255/40R17 Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec tires on 17x9.0 TRMotorsports C3 wheels and ran a few comparison laps. With nothing else done to the car, and no real tuning done to optimize tire performance, we went well over 2 seconds a lap faster, on a 55-second course.…

  • Winter Truck Tires

  • …Winter Tires." For wider, lower profile fitments like the BMW X5 and Porsche Cayenne I recommend the Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow or Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60 in cases where the DM-V1 is not available. When the time comes to purchase passenger truck tires, light truck tires or tires for your…

  • Late Model Corvette Tires

  • …was engineered to have a tire that is one inch taller in the rear. Winter / Snow Tires To make matters worse, we have many customers looking for winter / snow tires for their Corvette and they're surprised to find that their options are extremely limited. The summer tires that are Original Equipment…

  • Shaving Tires for Competition Use

  • tire for track events or autocross.* Tire shaving will allow a wider contact patch vs. a tire "wore down"* Tire shaving reduces tire weight by a few pounds* Tire shaving will reduce tire squirm, allowing better tire response and corner handling* Tire shaving will reduce heat build up* Tire

  • All-season tires in warmer climates?

  • tires. For example, consider the 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK280. All the Mercedes Original Equipment tires are fast-wearing summer tires. Coupled with the fact that you can't rotate (rear wheels and tires are wider) it's difficult to get decent tread wear. Try Ultra High Performance All-Season tires

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