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Old 02-03-2009, 06:10 PM   #1
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OK I'm tipping toes right now at the red light with my 1k. I'm currently run on 190/50-17. It's time for new tire but should I switch to 190/55? What the differences between 55 and 50 and how much it will raise the height up? Thanks you all for the input.
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:13 PM   #2
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about half an inch from what I experience. I prefer 55, turn ins are SOOOOO much smoother.
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Mathematically, 55% of 190 is around 104mm
50% of 190 is around 95mm....
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:18 PM   #4
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Yea, so 9mm overall, the total ride height difference is only 4-5mm.....not much. As Cali said though the turn in is much better.
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:46 PM   #5
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Definitely go with the 55 if you are looking to ride in the twisties. It's nice.
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Depending on the brand from 3mm-7mm taller than where you're at now.
+1 on going with the 55 series.
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