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post #1 of 66 (permalink) Old 03-30-2006, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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got my Toyo tires - 295/45 and 265/50

On the way to the tire shop I pulled out the ABS fuse and laid some rubber down during an obnoxiously loud all wheel drift. The ABS/ESP warning lights came on but as soon as I put the fuse back and restarted, they all went away.




can you guess which tires are mine?



hummmm.... might be nice with a 3" suspension lift



the rotors have a tiny little bit of scoring, but they're quiet and smooth so I'm not worried about it.



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went to lunch, came back an hour later

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now that's what I'm talking bout!





I noticed the acceleration is a bit off due to the much larger diameter, but the trade off is that I have a much smoother ride, and maybe even better handling thanks to the softer rubber compund and extra width.

I didn't even bother shaving down the bolts on the front suspension uprights, they had a good 1/4" of clearance. Also I'm happy to report so far there's no rubbing issues at all. The only problem I could imagine is during full compression of the front suspension, maybe the tire could contact the fender liner, but to me that would be a minor issue.

Now I gotta start working on my next mod...
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Re: got my Toyo tires - 295/45 and 265/50

Awsome drift, I love the four lines. The tires look good.
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Re: got my Toyo tires - 295/45 and 265/50

Sweet tires!

Is pulling the ABS fuse basically the same as the GSM ESP switch I've been hearing about? From what I've read it sounds like it. Which fuse is the ABS?
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Re: got my Toyo tires - 295/45 and 265/50

Thanks guys, I like them too!

I pulled the fuse under the hood labeled "ABS PUMP". Also there's another fuse labeled something like ABS RELAY but I left that one in place. I don't know how this differs from the GSM mod, but it was clear to me that there was little or no traction control without this fuse. I must admit having a switch like the GSM mod would be nice so that you can do everything from the driver's seat.
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Re: got my Toyo tires - 295/45 and 265/50

Looks Great !

Please fill us in on any handling / launch / speedometer / ride quality differences as you spend a little more time with the change.

Try the GSM ESP mod, it is way more convenient (and more expensive) than pulling a fuse.

Again, looks great!
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Re: got my Toyo tires - 295/45 and 265/50

looks great, if i keep mine long enuff for tires, id definately put those on

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Re: got my Toyo tires - 295/45 and 265/50

Ideal, new tires look good! Do you have any pics of before and after the tire change? It's tough to imagine the comparative difference in the wheel well clearance and the look of "more tire, less open space". When you get a chance give us input on how it handles in the rain, compared to the old tires.
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Re: got my Toyo tires - 295/45 and 265/50

Those are the excact tires (different size obviously) I put on my 300C SRT8 to replace the f1s. I had the same experience..smoother ride, better on wet pavement. No noticable difference on hard corners or acceleration.

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What you pay for them???

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Re: got my Toyo tires - 295/45 and 265/50

these are the only pictures i have that show the fender gap. I haven't driven them in the rain yet, but so far the biggest difference is the smoother ride and more satisfying appearance. It seems like these size tires are what it should have come with. I don't remember the exact price but the total including install and a polish and wax job was just over a grand.




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