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      08-14-2012, 03:19 PM   #10
Brigadier General

Drives: Jerez Black E90
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: STL

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Those recommended widths are just that - recommendations. If you're willing to live with the trade-offs of reduced steering response and slower transitions for aesthetics or increased heat tolerance and ultimate grip or availability or whatever, there's nothing wrong with running a tire that's wider than the recommendation, and it's also very tire dependent. Most tire company engineers will tell you (as some from Toyo, Hoosier, Michelin, BFG and Kumho have told me) that +- 1" beyond the recommended widths is perfectly safe and can be beneficial depending on what you're looking for

Last edited by Richbot; 08-14-2012 at 03:25 PM.