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Old 01-06-2006, 03:30 PM   #18
REX8
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Originally Posted by ripvw
Want a meaningful comparison between performance tires and all season, wide vs. narrow, newer Subaru technology vs. older? According to Road & Track's testing, my '02 WRX wagon on 16x6.5 OEM alloys and 205/55x16 RE92's takes 70 feet longer to stop from 80mph in the dry when compared to an '05 STI running 225/45x17 RE070's on 17x8 BBS alloys

you can pack a lot of obstacles to hit in 70 feet, and from 80mph it only takes one hit to ruin your day...
That has a TON to do with tire compound...

RE92's vs. RE070's: Probably more to do with that than with the extra width.
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