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Re: [vmaxtech] radial tires poll Rudy Mercer Sat Apr 07 15:00:57 2012

The 180 should not rub, I had a 190/55 on a 17" on my 2000 with no rubbing what 
so ever.


 From: "Your Friend, Rick" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Saturday, April 7, 2012 7:19:54 PM
Subject: Re: [vmaxtech] radial tires poll

Thanks to all that have replied so quickly thus far (Dan, Glenn, Terence & 
Rudy). While I'm patiently waiting (pant-pant-pant)  for my Carrozzerio (how do 
pronounce that?) 18" wheels I have been researching tires (see list below) that 
come in size 180/55-18 (recommended size for the 5.5" rear rim). I have more 
choices available in a 160/60-18 size. Manufacturers don't recommend using that 
size on a 5.5" wheel but I've been told that it is a common tire-mounting 
practice.  If that is OK to use a 160/60-18 I'd like to go with the Michelin 
Pilot Road 3 in size 160/60ZR18 (70 W). The most important consideration for me 
is that the tire does not rub against the swing-arm.  All comments are welcome. 
Thanks in advance.

The list that I provided below

On 4/7/2012 12:57 PM, Your Friend, Rick wrote: 
>Does anybody have anything to say (good, bad or indifferent) about the 
>following radial tires to fit an 18" wheel?
>Metzler ME880 Marathon Touring
>Avon Venom R
>Dunlop D207ZR
>Shinko 003 Stealth
>Avon AV72 Cobra
>Pirelli Night Dragon
>Bridgestone Exedra G850
>Avon AM23
>Bridgestone Battlax BT45 Sport