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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Aug 18th, 18, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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Skinny sidewalls

Is there a reason most people are running 40-45 series tire anymore. I was always a fan of a lot of sidewall 65-70 series. Is there not a good selection of the taller tire or have I missed out on this fad.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 18, 01:16 AM
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Just a sign of the times I guess. Yep, it gives away our age. Low profile tires have less flex and offer better handling. Also feel the road better including the bumps ! Hit a pot hole and a new replacement wheel likely is needed.

Yeah, selection is very limited for old s'cool tires. Don't know what we're gonna do when they pull the plug on T/A's....

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 18, 02:48 AM
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Re: Skinny sidewalls

Never been a fan of it myself, but as above....is it an age thing ?
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Is there a reason most people are running 40-45 series tire anymore. I was always a fan of a lot of sidewall 65-70 series. Is there not a good selection of the taller tire or have I missed out on this fad.
Performance. Less sidewall flex means improved cornering.

With larger wheel diameters lower sidewall is needed to maintain a reasonable outer tire diameter.

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Re: Skinny sidewalls

I am actually a fan of both. It really all depends on the build of the car and stance and type of handling you want to achieve.
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Less rubber . . . .less cost??? More cost for the wheel??? Style change breeds sales!!!
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 18, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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Ok I can't hide my age any longer. I want to upgrade the suspension & steering on the 69 I just bought. I'll start reviewing threads & asking those question a little later. I like the look of a lot of tire on these cars & if I give up some autocross or road course handling ok with that.
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Ok I can't hide my age any longer. I want to upgrade the suspension & steering on the 69 I just bought. I'll start reviewing threads & asking those question a little later. I like the look of a lot of tire on these cars & if I give up some autocross or road course handling ok with that.
You are also giving up brake rotor diameter and options....

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Side wall flex helps get you out of the hole better which is what these cars did best back in the day(showing my age too).
People put stupid money into these cars in suspension and wheel/tire combos so they can handle like a Vette and most don't come close but to each their own.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old Aug 20th, 18, 05:18 AM
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I keep my 6 first gen Camaros pretty stock. . . .old school is the fun of it. I will admit some slight mods and I do have one with 17 and lowered with a upgrade suspension just can't have a coffee while driving!!! So I like the new technology as well which I enjoy with my Vette, Caddy and my 99 Z. I get the both worlds and save a bunch of retirement $$$$. . . .just an old guy talkin.
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I like the large amount of space for brakes. My '68 has American Torque Thrust five spokes. Love the look.
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