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Re: Caution on the 8000's (archive)

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Posted by Marv S. on December 08, 1999 at 16:58:24:

In Reply to: Had them... posted by jvr on December 08, 1999 at 16:41:14:

Call Dunlop first and make sure the sizes on the 8000 are compatible. I have a 540 with optional 9" rear rims so the tires are 255*40*17 in rear. Fronts are normal 8" rim with 235*45*17 tires

I was going to use these tires but Dunlop rep told me that the 235 and 255 were DIFFERENT tires with different drive characteristics in the 8000 series and not to mix these two sizes. There was a caution in the book. I had never heard anything like that before. it's getting to be an old design anyway

look them up on the web and call them first.Marv S.

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