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    Explain speed rating T vs. H vs. V

    <blockquote>quote:<hr />Originally posted by Fuelrod: <strong> S & T speed tires can be high quality and have very high tread wear numbers. They usually have a "B" temperature rating because of the thick tread they have. Suitable for most people. and most driving. H rated are moving towards high...
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    Tire pressure??

    Wow, that's handy! Generally you can play with the pressures anywhere between the vehicle recommended PSI and the maximum stated on the tire, but not above or below this. You should know how the changes you make affect the vehicle before messing around though... The Michelin guide...
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    going lugcentric

    It's fine and not a safety issue. Not resting on the hub ring *might* cause some high speed vibration, but it shouldn't be that bad even if you get any.
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    Interesting thing a Bridgestone/Firestone Engineer told me

    <blockquote>quote:<hr />Originally posted by CapriRacer: <strong> <blockquote>quote:<hr />Originally posted by Jimbo: <strong> They dont want buyers of new cars to feel any vibration at all. </strong><hr /></blockquote>Which explains why GM produces vehicles that are incredibly sensitive to...
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    Just bought my first car, and some slight concerns.

    <blockquote>quote:<hr />Originally posted by Tyson F Nuss: <strong> IMHO, V-rated tires are overrated. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="images/icons/tongue.gif" /> Sure, they'll hold up at extremely illegal speeds that hardly anyone is ever going to realistically even approach...
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    215/70-15 98H or 205/75-15 98H

    Between the two I'd go with the Nokian Hakka myself as they are reputedly hard to beat, but if you want to try something less proven and new, them maybe try the Green Diamonds. Some people have reservations about their use of old Michelin (MXV?) tire carcasses though.
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    215/70-15 98H or 205/75-15 98H

    If you like the Blizzaks and they last you a few years, I think you're doing well with them and should stick with what works. Tires like the Blizzak WS-50 are probably among the best for maximum snow/ice traction above all else partially because of the special microcellular rubber compound...
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    Best way to reseal alloy rims??

    Be very careful not to get any brake cleaner on painted surfaces, as some wheels are painted inside and out. Brake cleaner has been known to strip off paint, much like paint stripper (methylene chloride). I've experienced this while prepping my wheels for painting, and was surprised that it...
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    Nemco Red Max alum. complex grease - Canada

    <blockquote>quote:<hr />Originally posted by RB Shannon: <strong> They probably state it in that manner because it doesn't have the NLGI GCLB rating. That doesn't mean it can't be used as such but it probably doesn't meet all the spec's. </strong><hr /></blockquote>Hmm, okay thanks. I'll have...
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    <blockquote>quote:<hr />Originally posted by CapriRacer: <strong> Some folks couldn't figure out that if you put a 16" tire on a 16.5" wheel, that the reason you couldn't get the beads to seat was because they were incompatible. So rather than step back and try to figure out what was wrong...
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    Wider tires quieter?

    Yeah, the last time I drove down to the US, I noticed that you Americans have really noisy highways! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="images/icons/wink.gif" /> Must be harder wearing and more heat resistant though.... is it concrete?
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    <blockquote>quote:<hr />Originally posted by eljefino: <strong> There used to be an odd-sized rim back in the day, IIRC on European cars. Since it was only supported by one or two tire companies the tires were pretty pricey. Had a funky name too. </strong><hr /></blockquote>I think you're...
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    Wider tires quieter?

    A minor change in tire width, say 10 to 20 mm, won't change very much. The particular tire model and tire type (economy, touring, high performance, etc) will make more difference because of tread design. Noise is usually a function of tread design and they can control the way the rubber blocks...
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    I am pretty sure that I have read tire professionals state that radial tires these days CAN be rotated in the old criss-cross way. I believe the reason for the front to back only thing was that in the past some tires would "take a set" and would fail if turned the other way. Apparently this...
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    Nemco Red Max alum. complex grease - Canada

    Thanks... I haven't had a chance to redo the test yet though. I noticed their page said camper and boat trailer wheel bearings. This is probably a really stupid question, but are these somehow different from wheel bearings on vehicles?? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Confused]"...
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    how many sidewall Ply's ?

    <blockquote>quote:<hr />Originally posted by goodoleboy: <strong> They are BFG traction T/A mounted on a 2000 accord V6.. </strong><hr /></blockquote>Ah, well that explains it then - that's a high performance (all season) tire, and is probably reinforced, which is why people seem to like its...
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    Nemco Red Max alum. complex grease - Canada

    I don't know what kind of additives are in it, but Nemco Red Max is supposed to be an aluminum complex grease, which I know is supposed to be good for water resistance. This stuff is on sale starting Nov. 2 at Princess Auto stores for $1.88 I think. I bought a tube a few months ago but haven't...
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    how many sidewall Ply's ?

    As said, 1 ply is the norm and most passenger car tires have this. I don't know about truck tires though. Usually only high performance tires have more than one ply (two usually) to increase sidewall stiffness and improve steering response. Materials vary, like polyester, nylon, rayon, steel...
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    Kumho ecsta mx or asx?

    For a "leisure" car like this that you drive so little, I would get the MX. With that little milage per year it would still last years I imagine. If the car will be daily driven though, get the ASX instead.
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    Worst Tires Ever?

    <blockquote>quote:<hr />Originally posted by Patman: <strong> I had those tires in 245-50-16 size back in the early 90s on my old 87 Mustang GT, and even drove through one winter with them and was very impressed with them. I never got stuck, even in a few inches of snow, and even was able to cut...