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Old 12 Oct 2004, 03:26 pm
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Default winter tires

I have an 02 TL Type S tire size is 215/50/17...can I put on 235/50/17
Blizzaks...with out a problem...

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Old 12 Oct 2004, 03:44 pm
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Default Re: winter tires

FACT : wider tires give worse traction in the snow. If you are buying the
blizzaks for winter/snow, choose a width that's narrower than stock.


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>I have an 02 TL Type S tire size is 215/50/17...can I put on 235/50/17
> Blizzaks...with out a problem...
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Old 12 Oct 2004, 06:41 pm
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Default Re: winter tires

Very true. In addition, the wider tires might rub when doing a full lock
turn... (even though they cut the locks back already on the Type S?)

Check with your tire source, however, the old rule of thumb was to change
the aspect ratio by 10% for every 20 mm of width to keep the diameter the
same. Unfortunately, 195/60/17 and 205/55/17 are not standard sizes to my
knowledge.

Good luck!

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> FACT : wider tires give worse traction in the snow. If you are buying the
> blizzaks for winter/snow, choose a width that's narrower than stock.
>
> "paperguy" <jstoryis@nospam.rogers.com> wrote in message
> news:81ad1faf648083bc91d0d2f8c76807d8@localhost.ta lkaboutautos.com...
> >I have an 02 TL Type S tire size is 215/50/17...can I put on 235/50/17
> > Blizzaks...with out a problem...



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Old 12 Oct 2004, 10:13 pm
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Default Re: winter tires

205/60/16 is the recommended size snow tire for your car if you want
to use steelies (highly recommended). Otherwise stick with the stock
215/50/17 size. You'd probably have to choose a more
performance-oriented winter tire for the stock size - like the Dunlop
SP Winter Sport M3 or the Blizzak WS-50.


On Tue, 12 Oct 2004 19:41:44 -0400, "cr480" <cr480@nomail.com> wrote:

>Very true. In addition, the wider tires might rub when doing a full lock
>turn... (even though they cut the locks back already on the Type S?)
>
>Check with your tire source, however, the old rule of thumb was to change
>the aspect ratio by 10% for every 20 mm of width to keep the diameter the
>same. Unfortunately, 195/60/17 and 205/55/17 are not standard sizes to my
>knowledge.
>
>Good luck!
>
>"Stuart Gordon" <sgordon0533@rogers.com> wrote in message
>news:I_KdnR1EMpCz3_HcRVn-vw@rogers.com...
>> FACT : wider tires give worse traction in the snow. If you are buying the
>> blizzaks for winter/snow, choose a width that's narrower than stock.
>>
>> "paperguy" <jstoryis@nospam.rogers.com> wrote in message
>> news:81ad1faf648083bc91d0d2f8c76807d8@localhost.ta lkaboutautos.com...
>> >I have an 02 TL Type S tire size is 215/50/17...can I put on 235/50/17
>> > Blizzaks...with out a problem...

>


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