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    Tire question?

    Sooo.....what are the affects of changing the tires from 255/50zr/16 performance to 255 50h 16 passenger tire? input please.

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    handling sucks.
    Cars that originally came with a tire rated less than a z were limited to 120mph.

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    Comfy, quiet ride, handling goes down a bit, and most "passenger" tires are not speed rated as high as performance tires..
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    You might get better tread life. Most high/extreme performance tires have no tread life warranty. Some of the lower performance tires do, but they may not make any with a tread life warranty for this size, since they know what type of car takes that size.

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    I noticed the decrease in performance quality when a shop accidentally put "H" rated tires on my car even tho I told him the exact tires i needed. I go back to get the "Z" tires soon. Those "H" tires really seem to slip a lot.

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    Normally you will see the difference in a lower speed rated tire vs. the higher speed rated tire in cornering grip or transient response (lane changes/slalom). Not so much with 0-60 ft times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Fast View Post
    Normally you will see the difference in a lower speed rated tire vs. the higher speed rated tire in cornering grip or transient response (lane changes/slalom). Not so much with 0-60 ft times.
    That is exactly the problem that I was having. Right outta the shop I drove the Bird to work and i noticed the diff immediately while attempting to change lanes. At higher speeds (45+) while changing lanes....I feel like I am gonna lose the read end!

    I just cant wait to get to right tires back on there.

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    ^^^confirmed by the voice of experience!

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