Posted by Raoul Gonzalez on August 06, 1997 at 01:18:16:
In Reply to: Bridgestone Potenza RE-930 posted by Barry on July 30, 1997 at 14:37:23:
I have a 92 Maxima SE.
Because of the Consumer Reports rating,many people think that the Dunlop D60A2
is the best tire. At the tire store Ihave tested the firmness of the sidewall of
the D60A2 and been amazed at how soft and flexible it is compared to so called high
performance tires. The successor to my Bridgestone RE88s is the RE930.
It even has firmer sidewalls than the D60s. It has been recommended to me as a good
compromise. Any knowledge of RE930 or Re940? RE940 has been referred to as Bridgestone's
"secret weapon." I'm not sure what that means.
So many people both in usenet and in person have told me that for a
small additional expenditure for a V or Z high performance tire, I will
get greatly improved responsiveness and performance with only a little
accompanying harshness. There is also the logic that an estimated
shorter stopping distance of ~10ft exercised every year or so in an
emergency stop would more than justify the additional expense by saving
a deductible and a major hassle and possibly worse.
If I stayed with H rated tires, I am also considering Comp TA HR4
and Yohohama Avid MD-H4. Any knowledge beyond Consumer Reports?
What do you know about round-shouldered tires vs. square-shouldered
tires for front wheel drive cars? My car seems to roll in the turns
and, thus, I guess it rolls over on the side of the tires. I have
increased the pressure to about 37 front and rear. That helps. But it
probably wears out the centers of the tires. Right now at 40k miles
with excess wear on the edges that doesn't matter. With new high
performance tires with stiff sidewalls would I need to overinflate? I
see that many ultra high performance tires have max inflation pressures
of 44psi. Is that what gives them the stiff sidewall?
Would I suffer an unbearably rough ride with this new setup?
My real favorites are these:
Comp TA ZR.
How do you think these would these work on a relatively sedate "sporty" sedan?
Do you have any knowledge of these or any other suggestions.
I live in the SF Bay area(mild climate) and never go to the snow.
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