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Old 02-17-2019, 10:33 AM
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[QTUOTE=MarkC;1598894473]Awesome Tom, tell us about the tires.[/QUOTE]

Thanks Mark! Pasted below is the link to the Diamond Back FT tire. . . .

https://dbtires.com/product/diamond-...7-18-20-sizes/

The wheels and tires balanced beautifully!

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Old 02-26-2019, 10:48 AM
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Nice Tom, does it ride any different with the larger rims and tires?
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Old 02-26-2019, 11:03 AM
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Tom I LOVE the look
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Old 02-26-2019, 11:39 AM
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Those wheels and tires look outstanding on your white car, I just ordered a set of red lines from DB tires for my 06 GTO, looks like the same thread design, they are 17's as well, if you don't mind me asking what it the ride like .
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Old 02-26-2019, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by C.F.P. View Post
Nice Tom, does it ride any different with the larger rims and tires?
Actually, I'm not sure just yet . . . still waiting on the 4th rim! Should have everything done later this week. Will report back when I get some miles on it.

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Nice Tom, does it ride any different with the larger rims and tires?
Theres no doubt that it will with a sidewall thatís 20% smaller.

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Looking good Tom!
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Old 02-26-2019, 10:56 PM
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Tom, do you happen to know what tire make/model Diamondback uses as the basis for that redline? I'm just curious on the specs.

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Tom, do you happen to know what tire make/model Diamondback uses as the basis for that redline? I'm just curious on the specs.

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Hi Greg! YES - they are the Federal SS-595 High Performance all season with W speed rating - unidirectional! Hope this helps!

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Awesome Tom, tell us about the tires.
Yes Tom, they do look terrific, but do tell us what tire they started with?

Oh, and how do they ride?

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Tom, now that you've got some miles on that combo, any issues with rubbing/clearance? Just curious given the increased width of the 225/55 tire over stock.

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Old 03-15-2019, 11:36 AM
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Hi Greg,

Actually, the 4th wheel just arrived late last week! I mounted the 2 rear wheels/tires Wednesday night and drove it for the 1st time last night! Only put @ 10 miles on it - local roads only with speeds up to 50 mph - will put some more miles on it this weekend. No issies so far - I can tell you it feels more "planted" and the ride is great! More to come . . .

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Very good, thanks!
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