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



They do it for the same reason that they wear their pants around their thighs...  Because its cool.  OK, I'll admit your veggies may run cooler if you walk around with your pants down - but I meant the other cool.

And I was embarrassed by my parachute pants?

Tom

-----Original Message-----
From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of Farrar
Sent: Tue 5/6/2008 7:43 AM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [DML] all this tire stuff brings me to ask a question.
 
Thanks, Paul, but that's not what I meant. The question was why folks 
(not just DeLorean owners, but owners of Cadillacs, Acuras, Hondas, 
Chevys, Fords, Lincolns, Mercedes, Chryslers, Dodges, Lexus, etc.) are 
getting rid of the wheels that came with their cars to put gigantic 
wheels on.

Example: 
http://www.fastcoolcars.com/images/pimpedcars1/40inch-chrome-rims.jpg

The reason I asked this in a DeLorean forum was because I see people are 
beginning to do the same thing to their DeLoreans. I was wondering if 
there was a performance advantage to the wagon wheels, or if it was just 
"bling."

Sorry for the confusion.

Never mind,
Farrar Hudkins
#2613 (auto -- on original wheels and tire sizes)

Paul Gress wrote:
> 
> 
> It's to compensate for the front to rear weight ratio. The larger and
> wider tire has a larger contact patch, which equates to higher
> friction. This is a good thing for a car that is rear heavy. DMC was
> merely trying to create a more balanced handling around curves so the
> car will not release rear end first, but all equal.
> 
> Paul
> 
> Farrar Hudkins 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.



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