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post #1 of 11 Old 10-10-2001, 03:07 AM
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This topic has already been discussed before. But does anyone here have anymore feedback.

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post #2 of 11 Old 10-10-2001, 03:37 AM
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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

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post #3 of 11 Old 10-10-2001, 03:45 AM
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It's a 6.0in rim...190's & 180's work fine.

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post #4 of 11 Old 10-10-2001, 04:39 AM
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Have you done it before Ihampel

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post #5 of 11 Old 10-10-2001, 04:41 AM
 
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I have seen MANY 190/50 17's on the stock 6in 12 rim. NO PROBLEM.

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post #6 of 11 Old 10-10-2001, 04:50 AM
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Did they experience good results?

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post #7 of 11 Old 10-10-2001, 04:54 AM
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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!!!

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post #8 of 11 Old 10-10-2001, 05:36 AM
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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.

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post #9 of 11 Old 10-10-2001, 05:44 AM
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Oh my god......I said something that had validity to it. Am I slowly coming out of my dumb ass cacoon.

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post #10 of 11 Old 10-10-2001, 05:52 AM
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Hey Red, how you been. Do the 180's wear out faster?

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post #11 of 11 Old 10-10-2001, 06:44 AM
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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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