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Old 02-02-2013, 02:57 PM   #1
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Default 225/45/15 fronts 225/50/15 rears. Who has them and why?

I'll be in the market for some new treads soon. I'm running 205/50/15 RE-11's now on some 6UL 15X7.5

I was looking at the RS3's in a 225/45/15 and the BFG Rivals in the same size. I've notice a select few people running the 225/45/15 in the front and the 225/50-15 in the rear. My question is why? What is the benefit?

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It only makes sense if you drag race.
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Or if you don't know any better.
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It didn't really make any sense to me other than another way to extend the gearing ratio, and may be a touch wider because of the manufacturing process (yes I know it's still a 225 width tire).
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