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Old 07-20-2004, 08:38 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Luke
I want to stay with street tires and have decided to get the Azenis sports. I am torn between the
1) 225/45 size on OEM 17" sports package rims.
2) 245/45 size on the same rims
Azenis are a good choice. On a 330ci last year the winning car at Nationals ran on 255/40x17 Victoracers...so the 245's will fit. Also, if you have not found it, the tirerack site and/or manufacturer gives overall tire dimensions for you to compare....

The gearing issue you'll notice more with street driving than in autoxing. 235/40 is a nice size, but I know not always available.

The other thing to consider, especially if it's a rough lot...is the the Azeni's tend to get a bit greasy/slippery when they get too hot...check with other competitors who run them there. What I'm thinking is that the larger sized tire may help avoid this overheating and the tires going away just when you need that final 2 tenths on that last run?

Last edited by Mike48162; 07-20-2004 at 08:44 AM.
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