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tire question

Postby berettaboy » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:58 pm

just got a set of z/26 wheels i am looking for some 205/55/16 white letter tires anyone have any idea's on brands that carry such a tire


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Re: tire question

Postby Asylum » Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:45 am

Do you REALLY want white lettered tires on a Beretta???


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Re: tire question

Postby berettaboy » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:33 am

saw them on a red z/26 they look great!!! here is a pic of someones car with them
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Postby 2.2H8TA » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:38 pm

Wow thats the first time I've seen that! I like it.


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Re: tire question

Postby Asylum » Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:07 pm

Very 60-70's!!

But what ever turns your crank.

Check www.tirerack.com or www.discounttire.com or even www.cokertire.com

You'll probably find some.

The size you really want is 225/50/16 to fill the wheel well properly.

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Re: tire question

Postby berettaboy » Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:30 pm

asylum wrote:Very 60-70's!!

But what ever turns your crank.

Check http://www.tirerack.com or http://www.discounttire.com or even http://www.cokertire.com

You'll probably find some.

The size you really want is 225/50/16 to fill the wheel well properly.

Just my .02

eric how is a 225/50/16 going to fill the wheel well properly?? is'nt that smaller but wider than the 205/55/16 and i thought the 205"s is what came on the z/26's????


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Re: tire question

Postby 3X00-Modified » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:20 am

No, a 205 is the width, then the 55 is the percentage of the width which is the size of the sidewall, and then the 16 is the rim size of course...

SO a 205 treadwidth tire has a 112.75 tall sidewall using the 55 profile size...

That leaves a 225 tire to have a 112.5 tall sidewall if you go with the 50 profile size.

I really doubt you'll see .25mm of sidewall height, But what Eric is talking about is a 225 section width fits the stock 7" wide rim MUCH better than the narrower 205 width.

Eric did say fill the wheel well, but that really isn't what it will do, it will just fit the width better.

And yes a 205 is stock size, but did GM ever do anything regarding peek performance and making sure everything fit well? Hell no... they probably opted for the 205 size because that leaves less tire touching the ground which will also increase fuel economy due to less tire resistance, and even less tire weight. But if you ask me, visually a 225 looks MUCH better on a stock 7" rim, AND they will perform much better.



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Re: tire question

Postby berettaboy » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:07 pm

ok....we are sold on the 225 size and are going with a bw instead of white letter......thinking about the goodyear gt's any thoughts on tires?
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Re: tire question

Postby 3X00-Modified » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:59 pm

Hope you meant 225 not 255... That won't fit.



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Re: tire question

Postby berettaboy » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:42 am

sorry thats waht i meant 225!!!! still thinking on the goodyear gt's what are your thoughts guys???


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Re: tire question

Postby Asylum » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:57 am

I have always been partial to Goodyear. I have Eagle F-1's on both of my cars, but there are lots of great tires out there.


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Re: tire question

Postby 3X00-Modified » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:11 am

I went for a different brand this time since I wanted a high performance tire but at the same time, not a noisy one, and all for a decent price...

http://www.falkentire.com/Tires/Passenger-Car/FK452-3

I dont have many miles on them right now, but I like them so far.



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Re: tire question

Postby 99GaGT3X00 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:50 pm

how do they handle the power of the car. as in traction off the line and stuff like that.

ill need new tires after this year.


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Re: tire question

Postby Asylum » Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:32 pm

The Goodyear F-1's are hopeless for "off the line" traction.

They need to be warm/hot and are really meant for corners and highway use.

The ride quality is unsurpassed and quiet.

I love them on both cars, but for drag racing I have the BFG drag radials.


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Re: tire question

Postby 3X00-Modified » Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:15 pm

Mine do pretty well off the line... Its been so Long I can't remember for sure though. I'll let you know when I actually get the car back together.




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