[DML] Re: all this tire stuff brings me to ask a question.
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[DML] Re: all this tire stuff brings me to ask a question.




The advantage of big wheels and skinny sidewalls on Esacalades and
300's?  Fashion.


Shorter sidewalls also make the ride stiffer, make the car react
faster to steering wheel motion, lower the flex when cornering, reduce
rolling resistance a tiny bit (not much)  Pretty appropriate goals for
a "performance" car.  

Mechanically, you can justify either setup, big wheels or big tires. 
One improves handling, the other improves comfort.  

Rick.




--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Farrar Hudkins" <fhudkins@...> wrote:
>
> Can anyone explain to me what the advantage is of having giant wheels
> and skinny tires? That combination is very popular with drivers of
> Cadillac Escalades and Chrysler 300s around here, and now I see the
> trend is working its way into the DeLorean community. I am curious as
> to why so many people prefer this setup.
> 
> Thanks,
> Farrar Hudkins
> #2613 (auto)
>



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