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Old 02-06-2004, 03:08 AM   #1
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Default A couple tire questions (would like a couple tire answers)

1. how much of a difference in overall diameter is there between 215 50 16 and 245 45 17, when both are stretched onto a 7.5" wide rim

2. has anyone here used the bf goodrich scorcher T/A? reviews on tire rack seemed good, and the price is right, they look like they'd be quiet, and hold the road well (in 245 45 17), and they come w/o the ugly color lines through them

3. can anyone recomend a better tire in the same price range that will have the same long treadwear that the scortcher t/a has... and the same ride quietness
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Old 02-06-2004, 11:47 AM   #2
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The scorcher T/A's are a hideous tire. They have a terrible tread design and should be used for show only (and even then I think they look pretty lame). In a similar price range you could get a Dunlop FM901, or a Kumho 712, both are far superior tires.
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Old 02-06-2004, 11:56 AM   #3
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All the info you're asking for is in the 'Specs' section for each tire on Tirerack.

Example:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Spec.j...CSTA+Supra+712

The 245/45-17 712 would be .7" larger in diameter than the 205/55-16. Not good. You'd want the 245/40-17 which is only .2" smaller.
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Old 02-07-2004, 02:28 AM   #4
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they are a terrible tire huh
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all the reviews on tire rack rated them outstanding for traction but i guess that's just a bunch of rice boi's that don't know what they're talking about

that's why i asked here
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Old 02-07-2004, 02:56 AM   #5
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I wouldn't use any of the tires listed in this thread, unless they were free and I was broke. The 901's are probably the best co a bad lot.

There are FAR better choices. Do some more research.
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Yeah...I probably shouldn't have used the 712's as an example, because there are FAR better tires. Just wanted to show the diamter specs and they were the first on the list.
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Old 02-07-2004, 03:17 PM   #7
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by 901's i assume you are talking about the dunlops?

doesn't look bad, but i deffinately want them to last 40k miles at least
and many people in their reviews at tire rack said that they are very noisy, not something i want on the svx although i guess i coudl learn to deal with it if they're that much better than the 712's
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