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Old 02-02-2006, 12:09 AM   #1
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New Tire Time

Well its time for new rubber for my truck, the Firestone ones that came stock with her are complete and absolute shit, just last night in crazy Florida rainy weather she got loose more than 4 time without even trying and kinda hydro-planes around, so I'm thinking of getting a set of these: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....del=AVID+S%2FT so if anyone has had any experience with them please tell me what your experiences were! I read the reviews and these are some of the best for the Ranger. I am also going to get a new Flowmaster 40 muffler on it, and if ya'll want to know how that sounds go here (not trying to advertise) http://www.rangerpowersports.com/for...1&postcount=14 and click on the sound links.
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Old 02-02-2006, 12:31 AM   #2
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That sounds nice, rumbling, but not ricey, and don't really know much on the tires, but the reviews seem good. Keep us posted on what happens
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Old 02-14-2006, 06:30 PM   #3
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Got the Yokohamas and let me just say.....damn they're sticky
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Old 02-14-2006, 08:43 PM   #4
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I got me some Goodyear eagle f1 GSD3's...now THOSE are sticky

How muh did you drop for the yoko's?
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Old 02-14-2006, 09:00 PM   #5
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I thought you just got new rubber not long ago. Get bigger wheels but if stock size, yokohama is nice.
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Old 02-14-2006, 11:03 PM   #6
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They set me back $324.97 (got the receipt right here) and no I didn't get new tires recently other than these.
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Old 02-14-2006, 11:05 PM   #7
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They set me back $324.97 (got the receipt right here) and no I didn't get new tires recently other than these.
What size Yokohammies are these that a set of four cost that much?
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Old 02-14-2006, 11:15 PM   #8
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What size Yokohammies are these that a set of four cost that much?
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....del=AVID+S%2FT also got another tire for the full size spare, 275/60TR15, (kinda paid a little extra too). Basically 272.00 for the wheels and the rest of it was for the disposal, installation and balancing
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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....del=AVID+S%2FT also got another tire for the full size spare, 275/60TR15, (kinda paid a little extra too). Basically 272.00 for the wheels and the rest of it was for the disposal, installation and balancing
You're running 275/60-15's on a stock 2.3 Ranger and you wonder why it's slow? You've added about 25 pounds of extra weight to get rolling and raised your effective gear ratio by about 10%. That adds up to not just slower acceleration but also decreased gas mileage. Not only that, but the additional unsprung weight, increased rotational mass and larger tire diameter will make your brakes less effective and handling worse. I've never in all my years understood why people would spend extra money to go slower, stop longer and handle sloppier.
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Old 02-14-2006, 11:32 PM   #10
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You're running 275/60-15's on a stock 2.3 Ranger and you wonder why it's slow? You've added about 25 pounds of extra weight to get rolling and raised your effective gear ratio by about 10%. That adds up to not just slower acceleration but also decreased gas mileage. Not only that, but the additional unsprung weight, increased rotational mass and larger tire diameter will make your brakes less effective and handling worse. I've never in all my years understood why people would spend extra money to go slower, stop longer and handle sloppier.
HUGE EDIT: My bad they were 235's damn thats a big mistake, sorry bout that confusion
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Thats what the tires size was on before.
You were smart enough to buy the tires from Tire Rack (I assume), why didn't you take the time to see what size tires it should have. They have a wonderful little tool for doing just that. They seem to think a 215/65-15 is where you should be. Alternately, you could have looked on the door jam for the recommended size. Just think, with a little bit of effort on your part, you could have saved money on your tires AND made the truck go faster at the same time. I guess you can chalk this up to an expensive learning experience.
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HUGE EDIT: My bad they were 235's damn thats a big mistake, sorry bout that confusion
That's a lot closer to reasonable, but still maybe just a little big.
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Old 02-15-2006, 12:11 AM   #13
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That's a lot closer to reasonable, but still maybe just a little big.
That was the size of the Firestones that were on previously, so I thought it would be smart to get the same size, these do feel like the braking is a little bit better and the handling is absolutely incredible.
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well...as incredible as a ranger can be
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well...as incredible as a ranger can be
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