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  1. #61
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    I do indeed believe that 235/55/18 would fit fine. 245/50/18 as well. Gives you another inch of clearance
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    1994 BMW 850 CiA (151k km) Diamond Schwartz. A chipped 5.0 liter V12 4-speed auto with every option imaginable.
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    I checked the various tyre specs on miata.net using their tyre calculator.

    The 235/50-18 is larger than the stock tyre but still within spec.
    Any larger and I fear that the cars performance and fuel consumption will be adversly effected.

    I guess that some Bsr software could take care of the performance but fuel consumption is obviously my biggest concern.
    It is better to die like a Tiger.....
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  3. #63
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    How can it increas fuel consumption? Bigger tires = more speed pr rev = lower consumption.
    Current Cars:
    1994 BMW 850 CiA (151k km) Diamond Schwartz. A chipped 5.0 liter V12 4-speed auto with every option imaginable.
    1968 Cadillac DeVille Convertible Survivor (44k miles). A 7,7l, 472 cid, 3 ton monster doing 6 MPG.

    Previous Cars:
    2004 XC70 2.5T (Died at 173k km) Saphire Black with black interior. RTI, manual seats and an automatic 5-speed.


    "My wife has now officially banned me from any more automotive DIY." - jyanno

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
    How can it increas fuel consumption? Bigger tires = more speed pr rev = lower consumption.

    That can be true when the differences aren't too big. But then your fuel savings are that big either.

    When the differences in tyre size are substantial (such as what you're suggesting) then fuel consumption will definitely increase.

    Wider tyres = more rolling resistance = more fuel

    larger diameter = longer gear speeds but less power at the wheels = larger throttle openings to attain same speed = more fuel

    this is all relevant if no other changes are being made to the car.
    Last edited by thebadger; 05-20-2010 at 05:16 AM.
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    I stand corrected.
    Current Cars:
    1994 BMW 850 CiA (151k km) Diamond Schwartz. A chipped 5.0 liter V12 4-speed auto with every option imaginable.
    1968 Cadillac DeVille Convertible Survivor (44k miles). A 7,7l, 472 cid, 3 ton monster doing 6 MPG.

    Previous Cars:
    2004 XC70 2.5T (Died at 173k km) Saphire Black with black interior. RTI, manual seats and an automatic 5-speed.


    "My wife has now officially banned me from any more automotive DIY." - jyanno

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    Less Type Type more pictures
    2012 Ford Fusion 2004 V70XC 01 V70XC -M66 1998 C70 T5-M66

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chilled Man View Post
    Less Type Type more pictures
    , my apologees for jacking
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    Maybe this will get your noodles crackin, then


    Last one is a 2560x1600 wallpaper.
    Current Cars:
    1994 BMW 850 CiA (151k km) Diamond Schwartz. A chipped 5.0 liter V12 4-speed auto with every option imaginable.
    1968 Cadillac DeVille Convertible Survivor (44k miles). A 7,7l, 472 cid, 3 ton monster doing 6 MPG.

    Previous Cars:
    2004 XC70 2.5T (Died at 173k km) Saphire Black with black interior. RTI, manual seats and an automatic 5-speed.


    "My wife has now officially banned me from any more automotive DIY." - jyanno

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    I am loving this thread! I cant wait to put my Titans on my XC70! Thanx for the inspiration! I love the Pegs on the XC70! That style (Peg/Titan) is my favorite Volvo wheel!

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    2012 Ford Fusion 2004 V70XC 01 V70XC -M66 1998 C70 T5-M66

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