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Re: Happy New Year from RAC
On the tire subject, from looking around the Tirerack and Toyo website, our plus size options don't look too good at this point.
The stock widths are perfectly easy to find for 20" with nearly identical rolling diameters as stock...255/35/20 fronts and 285/30/20 rears (27.03" and 26.85 respectively versus 27.03 and 26.73 stock).
We can get this combo in: Bridgestone S03, Dunlop SP9000, Michelin PS2, Michelin PS, and Yokohama AVS.
In plus sizes, I find the following:
275/30/20 (26.50"), off 1.85% from stock
305/25/20 (26.00"), off 3.16% " "
Continental 2's seem to be the only offering in these sizes and they're off by more than I'd like in terms of rolling diameter.
Our options in 265 are no good. Our 295 options don't get us in the right overall diameter range.
To be honest, I'm OK with the stock tire widths. I don't know how others feel, but I like having a little less tire in the rear so I can slide the car around more easily.
2001 Ferrari 360 Spider F1
MACarbon interior package
Interlagos Blue/Black Full leather/Aluminum trim
Eisenmann Race w/Oval tips
RAC Monolite 20's w/Mich PS2s 285/255
1999 BMW M3
1999 Ducati SS 900
2001 Vespa ET4
ex-1995 BMW M3 Race Car
ex-2005 Ford F350 King Ranch tow vehicle
ex-2002 Maserati Spyder GT
ex-2002 Porsche 996 C4S
ex-2003 BMW M3 SMG
ex-2001 BMW M3 Cabrio
ex-1989 BMW M3
ex-1984 BMW 325 Club Racer