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10-10-2001 03:07 AM

This topic has already been discussed before. But does anyone here have anymore feedback.


10-10-2001 03:37 AM

do you mean putting a 190 on a stock rim? if so, I highly advise not to do it. Get different wheels then the tires to match them


10-10-2001 03:45 AM

It's a 6.0in rim...190's & 180's work fine.


10-10-2001 04:39 AM

Have you done it before Ihampel


Tearinitup 10-10-2001 04:41 AM

I have seen MANY 190/50 17's on the stock 6in 12 rim. NO PROBLEM.


10-10-2001 04:50 AM

Did they experience good results?


10-10-2001 04:54 AM

I can't hold it anymore, I put 180 tires on my beast and it is the bomb baby. It feels like the shit wants to turn on its own. All I do is tap the steering, and everything falls in place. Gaw damn I love it. Maybe it's just the fact that I have new tires also. I don't care, this shit is the bomb!!!


redelk 10-10-2001 05:36 AM

I run a 180/55 and a 120/60. Michelin Pilots. The 120/60 was overkill and I'll probably be going to a 120/65. I had the 180/55 on while I was at the Gap and it performed much better then the 200/50 did when I was there last May. I have about 2K miles on them and as far as the rear goes, I don't see me switching back to the 200/50 anytime soon.

I might not be fast, but I'm SLOWER than you!</p>

10-10-2001 05:44 AM

Oh my god......I said something that had validity to it. Am I slowly coming out of my dumb ass cacoon.


10-10-2001 05:52 AM

Hey Red, how you been. Do the 180's wear out faster?


redelk 10-10-2001 06:44 AM

I can only speak for the wear of the Pilots. I don't know what the Dunlops or Bridgestones would do. Even when I was running a 200/50, the Michelins would last 30%~50% longer than the D207s. The last 3 D207s I ran on back would bearly make 2K miles before I saw metal cords. I've been replacing the rear Pilots around 2800~3200 miles and have yet to see a single cord.

As for the 180 vs. the 200, I do see any indication that the 180 is wearing faster (or slower) then the 200. The wear rate seems to be about the sam.

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