|Happy brakedust cleaning :) (eom). (archive)|
Posted by ulrich on September 29, 1998 at 15:38:24:
In Reply to: Enough about the tires already! posted by Bryan on September 29, 1998 at 13:41:02:
: Well, I finally broke down and ordered the new wheel & tire setup today. Broke is the key word here now. Anyway, with the help of the TireRack folks, I went for the "bigger is better, as long as it fits" approach as follows:
: 17x8.5" Breyton Inspiration
: Bridgestone Potenza S-02 Pole Position
: Front: 235/40 ZR17
: Rear 255/40 ZR17
: Interesting measurements:
: The front tires are 0.7" wider overall, have a 0.8" increase in tread width, and are 0.2" smaller in diameter than my 225/50ZR16 stock tires.
: The rear tires are 1.2" wider overall, have a 1.5" increase in tread width, and are 0.2" larger in diameter than stock.
: And, yes, this is as much for appearance as for performance, but I hope it will cure the "tail-happy" current behavior of the car (driver?). I plan to use the stock 16" wheels w/ BFG R1s for Autocross.
: Finally, this does definitely drive a stake through the heart of any M Roadster trade-up plans you may have heard from me earlier. At least until '01 when they may get the 3.4L engine. ;-)