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Old 08-02-2000, 08:42 PM   #11
kelley nelson
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Member#: 135
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: NJ

A 225/40/R16 is going to be 7% smaller than stock, which you will notice in higher rpm at the same speeds.

When I was scrubbing in my 215/45/R16 STS tires (About 5% smaller than stock) I had a lot of fun. The car launches noticeably better and pulls harder. It is also a little annoying on the highway because it adds a couple hundred RPM at higher speeds.

I have a curiosity to see what the 225/40 would be like to drive, but for me I definitely would not want to drive them every day. There is little rim protection there and the speedo error, odo error and mileage penalty are more than I would want for everyday driving. I think 45 series is the better choice of these two.

[This message has been edited by kelley nelson (edited August 02, 2000).]
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