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Old 06-02-2007, 02:32 PM   #1
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Hey guys my dunlop is all spinned out. I was going to get a new M3. The question I have is what size should I get? I think it's 150 and 160 are my choices but not sure. I have a Honda 2004 CBR 600 RR. Someone told me I could go up one size from factory.

What would be a disadvantage for going with the bigger tire, I know the advantage would be more traction right?
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Old 06-02-2007, 02:33 PM   #2
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I think it a 180/60..
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Old 06-02-2007, 02:35 PM   #3
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180/55, stay with the same size
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Old 06-02-2007, 02:37 PM   #4
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Old 06-02-2007, 03:07 PM   #5
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i run 180/55 on my 03...i wanted to jump to a 190 cuz it looks better but they told my that you dont have the same traction so.....its easier to wipe out if take a curve too fast..so screw that i replaced it with a 180 again and it runs sweet.
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Old 06-03-2007, 08:23 PM   #6
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Thanks for the advice, I'm going to get me a new set of M3's. Stock size
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Old 06-03-2007, 09:17 PM   #7
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Old 06-03-2007, 09:42 PM   #8
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190 will have slightly more patch, but turn in is harder. I think its realy negligable though....180 is loads easier than the 190 on turn in.
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Old 06-04-2007, 09:12 AM   #9
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Most of the top 600 racers run a 190/55, which has a taller profile so turn in in not affected.

For street use / occasional track day use, I'd stay with a 180 on a 600 / 750.
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