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Old 22 Nov 2004, 01:30 pm
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Which tires provide the smoothest ride?


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Old 22 Nov 2004, 01:56 pm
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"stylesandsmiles" wrote
> Which tires provide the smoothest ride?
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A tall one.

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Old 22 Nov 2004, 02:39 pm
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"stylesandsmiles" <oelias0546@rogers.com> wrote in message
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> Which tires provide the smoothest ride?


Round ones. Remember how the old bias belted tires seemed to take forever to
go back into round, after they were sitting for awhile?

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Old 22 Nov 2004, 05:11 pm
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On Mon, 22 Nov 2004 14:30:40 -0500, stylesandsmiles
<oelias0546@rogers.com> wrote:

tall tires
round tires
good stuff.
:~)>

i recommend a tire with biggest, largest, tallest profile. for example,
this tire- 205/75-r16 should be smoother than a 205/55-r16. both of these
tires are the same width, but the 75 series tire will be much taller. the
taller tire provides for more sidewall to absorb road imperfections.

one caveat... the taller tire will alter your speedometer - displayed
speed will not be actual speed.

just as a reference - warning! pure opinion!!! bf goodrich tires seem to
be smoooooth.
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Old 22 Nov 2004, 06:00 pm
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"stylesandsmiles" <oelias0546@rogers.com> wrote in news:gLSdnT309e7-
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> Which tires provide the smoothest ride?
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avoid pirelli
i prefer michelin

marcel
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Old 22 Nov 2004, 09:51 pm
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I am far from an expert, but here are a couple of thoughts. Some things to
consider. Tire "softness", probable use and width/height ratio

The softer the tire, the quieter the ride and usually the better handling
tire. i.e. lower treadwear rating, 280 A A "UTQG rating" is very soft
compared to a 700 A A "UTQG rating". They are softer but you should
consider the rule of thumb of lower rating=softer=wear out faster. This is
not definite for all, but something to consider. The balance is what you
want to spend the first time and how often you want to spend it when they
wear out..

What you need to consider also is probable use. If you are thinking of
racing, then you will need a completely different class of tire than a daily
driver. If you have a off-road 4x4, you will be getting a completely
different setup than the same vehicle that will never see dirt.

The width/height ratio is the "65" of 205/65-15 tire size. I recently
upgraded to a larger radius wheel and increased my tires from 195/75-15 to
235/60-16. It is about the same smoothness but MUCH improved stability. A
taller/skinny tire may improve gas mileage, but usually you pay for it with
handling. On street muscle cars, you don't usually see tall skinny tires.
Again, you need to know your needs/desires.





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Old 29 Nov 2004, 05:34 pm
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"Pete" <escape2music@hotmail.com> wrote in news:cntgb6$blb$1@news.onet.pl:

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> "stylesandsmiles" wrote
>> Which tires provide the smoothest ride?
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> A tall one.
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> Pete
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michelin
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