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Old 03-18-2005, 07:34 PM   #1
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pro's / con's on wide tires

Right now, i only have headers and glasspacks. In a couple of months, i plan on getting Zex with a limited slip disc and some new gears. But for now, can someone explain what are the pros and cons about having 315s in the rear? I searched around the forums and couldnt find any info.
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better traction but im sure that added roating mass slows you down a bit.
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hydroplaning, less traction in the snow, additional rotating mass, less gas milage

but we all know the advantages
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Also additional load on the tranny. Probably not alot though.
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Pro's
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look good
traction

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horrid road noise over time
cant rotate to front
dont last as long cuz cant rotate and usually softer compound
expensive
have to have a wider rim to fit em
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Yeah, i notice the traction also. Feels like when i get on it in 1st, i stick to the ground ALOT more. Finally got them put on. I would have taken pics, but it rained and my car got dirty. They forgot to put back on my stem valves...i think thats what theyre called. Now i hafta go back and get them back...oh well, i guess. Thanks for all your guys' help
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its slows your car down if traction was not an issue before also, more rotating mass... every 1lb of rotating mass = 10lbs of dead weight, thus say you added 5lbs per tires by getting fatter tires, thats 20lbs or 200lbs of dead weight, you just slowed your car down nearly .2 tenths lol
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i guess the Zex and supercharger will help that
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