: I love the smell of Continentals in the morning...



mckellyb
05-05-13, 12:25 PM
I gave them a final send off before being sent to the Springfield tire fire. Should have spent another 10 seconds stationary, but I wasn't sure how quickly they'd get to the cord. The last thing I wanted was a couple of flats on the way to the tire store.

http://tinyurl.com/Final-miles

Charles Warren
05-05-13, 12:57 PM
hey man dont be messing up my car lol. sounds good too.

mckellyb
05-05-13, 06:56 PM
Now I need to figure out how to best have some intake roar. Quiet exhaust, I like, but I love the sound of an intake at WOT.

Charles Warren
05-06-13, 10:58 PM
Just take airbox off and put a 25 buck spectra filter on. It's gonna make your exhaust a bit muscular. But nothing like how mines sound, cobra with no supercharger on steroids

Hoosier24
05-09-13, 09:48 AM
So you're the guy who marked up my driveway

mckellyb
05-14-13, 11:40 PM
So you're the guy who marked up my driveway

Happy to do it!

It'll be a while 'till I come back, though...new shoes are pricey.

Charles Warren
05-15-13, 02:53 PM
Happy to do it!

It'll be a while 'till I come back, though...new shoes are pricey.what you replace em with? same tires? i think im gonna get summitomo off tirerack 255/45/17 since they are cheaper and have same od as 235/50/17

mckellyb
05-15-13, 05:29 PM
The same ones.

For this car, they're the perfect tires, based on what I've read about others...both here and elsewhere.

EChas3
05-15-13, 09:20 PM
Opinions vary, usually for good reason. Personally, I agree with you and have Conti's on my car. But I know others have different priorities and tires are an easy way to acheive them.

1BadCadSTS
05-16-13, 12:03 AM
I have and like the dws but they don't handle the bends nearly as well as my p zeros. The dws have a much softer sidewall which is the obvious reason for it.

mckellyb
05-26-13, 11:49 AM
The STS is my commuter, so I want more of a balance of impact absorption and handling.

Fort Worth roads are better than 98% of cities this size, but still...holes are everywhere.

I do wish the car didn't 'push' so easily. I'm sure it's slightly nose-heavy, but part of it is suspension design. In an attempt to keep tire wear more even, the fronts are at 38 PSI, the rears 32.

EChas3
05-28-13, 02:16 PM
I consider your front pressures dangrously high if measured cold. Both our STS's carry recoomended presures of 30/30 and we rarely vary by more than a few PSI.