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darcane 07-25-2013 03:24 PM

"Narrower tires equal fun."
 
"And on the street, fun is better than speed."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...90yNX-mY&t=174
Mercedes C63 AMG... on space savers. Woot!

MetroMPG 07-25-2013 04:26 PM

THAT was funny!

I actually knew a guy who had the ear of Nissan execs back in the 90's when the 300 was coming out. He was a race driver/instructor and spent a fair amount of time in the pre-production 300's.

He told the powers that be that a narrower width tire would have made it more enjoyable to drive in a wider range of conditions. At least I think that's what he said...

hamsterpower 07-25-2013 07:59 PM

Top Gear's Clarkson came to the same conclusion while testing Toyota's/Subaru's new sporty car. He actually praised the narrow LRR tires that come standard.

Also, this is the concept behind the gocart racing on talc powder.

Flakbadger 07-25-2013 08:11 PM

That video was awesome!

I was driving on a doughnut today to get to the tire shop--had a ghastly puncture and needed new tires anyway (side note: 4 new Bridgestone Ecopias!)... I guess I should have tried to floor it in the corners. By the logic of this video, I could have increased my horsepower by a good bit.

Maybe that extra horsepower would offset my Ecomodder decal and put me back where I was before I added it?
:rolleyes:

pacobeagle 07-25-2013 09:34 PM

That was great, they do a sequel.....on ice/snow!!!!!

PaleMelanesian 07-25-2013 10:57 PM

Love that guy and his reviews. Most of them are some form of sideways. :D

niky 07-25-2013 11:33 PM

Harris' work is always fun. Been reading his articles and watching his vids since he was in Autocar... he's moved several times since then.

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More grip never makes for more fun. Some of the best times I've had on the road and track have been in cars with 155-175mm wide tires. :D Just pump the beejesus out of them to firm up the sidewalls and you're off and sideways. :D

ksa8907 03-01-2014 11:58 AM

... assuming you don't have a FWD car, you know the ones that can't steer by using your right foot.

for FWD i would put skinny on the rear and stock up front.


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