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Re: Why go to 215/40/17 with less tread width (mor (archive)

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Posted by B. Wheaton on June 05, 2001 at 16:08:35:

In Reply to: Why go to 215/40/17 with less tread width (more) posted by michael on June 05, 2001 at 09:56:22:

You're splitting hairs. I seriously doubt there is any performance sacrifice over 3/10 of an inch width difference. Then again, I don't hold a PhD in Physics, so I could be wrong. I think the other features of the tire such as tread patters and rubber compound contribute much more to a tire's performance than tread width alone. The AVS Sport is the #2 tire out after the Potenza S-02. Dunlops aren't even in the top 5. As for the AVS Intermediates, they use older technology and are becoming obsolete. I doubt they are even in the top 10 anymore.


Take care.

Brandon Wheaton


(7.6")than 225/50/15 (8000s- 7.9" AVS-i 7.9")? this seems to be a step to less grip for better looks.





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