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Old 06-28-2007, 11:26 PM
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Get out somewhere safe and stand on your breaks. see what happens. If the ABS works , then thats great, If the ABS goes into fail and only stops with the front breaks then , at least you'll know what to expect if you ever have to really put the foot to the peddel.
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Old 06-29-2007, 12:24 AM
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I'm lost I dont understand I don't have problem with my breaks. I had an issue with the tires breaking loose during a shift from 1st to 2nd and then to 3rd. My breaks work just fine.
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Get out somewhere safe and stand on your breaks. see what happens. If the ABS works , then thats great, If the ABS goes into fail and only stops with the front breaks then , at least you'll know what to expect if you ever have to really put the foot to the peddel.
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Old 06-29-2007, 12:47 AM
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If the diameters are close you'll have no issue wiht ABS. IMO
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Old 06-29-2007, 12:49 AM
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It's easy to understand if you go to extremes with different tire size. Your ABS reads each tire revolutions and applies or takes away break pressure accordingly. So lets put 16s on the front and 24s on the back, 16s are 25 inch dia and 24s are 30 inch diameter. When you stand on the break the 24s are turning slower and so the system will apply more pressure to the front and the front will skid which will turn off they system, and make the whole thing a mess.
People with ABS should use there ABS system on a clear road under good conditions, Just to see what the ABS system does, so it wont be a surprise when you have to use the system and you wonder just what went on.
Yeah i can see your point if the tires are a very extreme size like that but 99% of the time everyone that gets aftermarket rims gets a tire thats simliar in diameter to stock, if they know what they are doing
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Old 06-29-2007, 04:03 PM
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If you started with factory 17x8 Bullets and 235/55R17 (27.1") then the 255/45R18 (27) will be only 0.1" Shorter.

Assuming you are not going to be dealing with snow with these wheels....

The Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 is one of the best all-round performance tires in the world and available in this size.

The Yokohama Advan Sport sticks even better in the dry but gives up some wet weather stick and needs a bit more warm-up.
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