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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-28-2002, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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i have 15" stock fan wheels on my 94 bird

what are the best all season tires?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-28-2002, 08:46 PM
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-28-2002, 09:56 PM
 
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Here's some pics of my Michelin Pilot XGTs. I owned Pilots before these as well and would buy them again. They are beautiful on the highway. Smooth. They do, however, tend to be a bit costlier.

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I bought them one size too small.
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-29-2002, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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is the Michelin Rainforce MX4 a all-season tire

cuz i live in southern indiana and we get all kinds of weather here
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There is a Michellin Tire that is called WHEATHERWISE...this is an all season tire...However, i believe the name has changed to ALLWHEATHER....Just ask them for their all Season tire made by Michellin....

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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-29-2002, 06:41 PM
 
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if you're putting new tires on, regardless of the brand, i suggest getting 245/60/15's just due to the fact that they're wider and will probably give you some better traction... wider is better my son...
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Wide is not good for snow, mud, slush, etc. In these kind of conditions, the wider your tire is, the more your car has to work to move and these kind of conditions are not RWD friendly. My suggestion is that if you experience any of the conditions I have just mentioned, you want close to your stock size, otherwise wider is better, but with wider tires and lower profile, you will lose accuracy of the speedo and odometer.


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...but with wider tires and lower profile, you will lose accuracy of the speedo and odometer.

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1) if your odometer has been calibrated for 215/70-15 tires, replacing them with 245/60 R 15's would result in the odometer reading high by 1.04%.

2) nothing magic about that number, it happens all the time




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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-30-2002, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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what would i have to do if i put like 17s with low profile on, what the mess up the odometer?
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Yes, 17 will mess up the speedo and odometer.

However, 240/50 R17 should be fairly close to being able to keep them somewhat accurate.

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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-04-2002, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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if i did get new big rims and tires
how would i get the speedo and odometer corrected?

are sc rims any different from the stock fan wheels?
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