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 Post subject: Trailer tires on a Metro
PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:57 am 
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When playing with a tire size and circumfrence calculator, I quickly learned that it was not programmed with the reality of AVAILABLE tire sizes in mind. It allowed me to specify any height and aspect ratio I could imagine and gave me the speedometer conversion data as though my mythical tire really existed. One thing I discovered by reality checking my sizes on the Discount Tire and Tire Rack sites is that a few of the tall skinny tires I envisioned exist, bot only as trailer tires. Trailer tires are not certified for use on cars. (don't tell me they are illegal, so is the aluminum skid plate on my turbo legacy that says "State Patrol Next Right") Trailer tires all take upwards of 50lbs of air and claim low rolling resistance. They have steel belts and lots of plies. Some even have tread patterns that appear "normal" They cost about half again more than comparable car tires. Here's the big question...How do you suppose they would perform on a Metro? Aside from going to jail, in what ways would I regret putting tall trailer tires on a Metro?

Bill Robinson
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:59 pm 
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NO!

Trailer tires not a good Idea.
What will happen when you use a tire not designed for constant torque, or steering for that matter?

Crash and Burn!
Also think of potential liability if you do indeed crash. Your insurance company probably will not cover you, and the lawyers will roast you alive

NO!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:01 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:26 pm 
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Sounds like a trip to the emergency room and maybe a chance to win some cash on "America's stupidest home videos" :-B

It works like this:

Car tires go on cars
Motorcycle tires go on motorcycles
Trailer tires go on trailers, etc....


See the pattern? =)


P.S. Sorry to hear that you own a Subie. ;-)


heheheheheh


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