January 15, 2003

 

New Tires for Fiero LT1

This is what they looked like when FedEx dropped them off on my porch.

 

Dunlop SP® Sport 8000            
Ultra-High Performance Radial                
                 
  • Directional tread pattern offers enhanced anti-hydroplaning performance and maximizes dry grip and handling for high performance cars.
  • Triple treadradius provides increased contact patch area during cornering for greater traction and control.
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  • Twin shift noise reduction for quiet performance sophistication.
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  • Jointless Nylon Band JLB construction for dependable ride uniformity and excellent contact patch shape.
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  • Steel or Aramid® lower sidewall stabilizer for responsive handling and road comfort.
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  • Max Flange Shield MFS rim flange protection feature on select sizes helps protect alloy wheels from curb damage.

  • Treadwear Traction Temperature
    200 AA A

    Specifications and Data                        
          Overall Static Rolling         Max. Max.  
    Size and Rim Section Tire Loaded Circum- Revs/ Tread Tread Tire load pressure Stock
    Service Description Width Width Diameter Radius ference Mile Width Depth Weight (lbs.) (PSI) Number
                           
    P245/50ZR-15 7.0 9.6 24.7 11.3 74.7 848 9.1 10/32 25.8 1499 44 0332-28

     

     

    Dunlop SP® Sport A2                
    H-Rated All-Season High-Performance Radial              
                       
    • Delivering a uncompromising blend of design and performance.            
    • High-Performance All-Season tread pattern with non-directional asymmetric design for optimized balance between responsive handling and All-Season performance.
    • Large,stable, high-density outer tread blocks for precise corneringcontrol and stability.        
    • Inner trea blocks with increased siping and lateral edges forreassuring wet performance, snow/ice grip and braking response.
    • Mammoth 3-ribcenter contact patch for improved straight-line stability, overall handling and treadwear.    
    • Widecircumferential and sweeping intermediate tread grooves evacuate water from the contact patch for excellent wet traction and hydroplaning resistance.
    • CHAOStread-pitch sequencing minimizes noise for a very quiet ride.          
    • Jointless Nylon Band JLB spliceless overlay technology for improved tire uniformity and smooth ride comfort.  
    • Innovativedual-phase tread compound enhances wet surface grip and snow performance plus superb heat dissipation.
    • Full-width, high-density steel belts for excellent control and long,  even tread life.        
    • Hard rubber bead apex and high ply turn-up combine for confident handling and predictable steering response.  
    • Available in 27 sizes with sleek, serrated black sidewall styling, enhancing vehicle's overall appearance.

    Treadwear Traction Temperature
    420 AA A

    Specifications and Data                        
          Overall Static Rolling         Max. Max.  
    Size and Rim Section Tire Loaded Circum- Revs/ Tread Tread Tire load pressure Stock
    Service Description Width Width Diameter Radius ference Mile Width Depth Weight (lbs.) (PSI) Number
                             
    P215/60R15 93H  B 6.5 8.7 25.1 11.4 76.2 832 6.9 10/32 22.5 1412 35 0138-42

     

     

    OK, this is how it looked with the REAR factory size tires.



    Original rear setup look with 215R60-15





    Now for the after shots...




    This is the new set of Dunlops installed.










    My first impression was that the Dunlops were a little too wide
    and it gave the Fiero that skateboard look. Not very happy with it.
    so....
    What I did was to have the tires remounted on a spare set of 88 front wheels
    which happen to have a smaller offset, thus pushing the tires into the wheel well
    by about 1/2 inch.





    And this is how it looks from above.
    Before and After









    Again... Before and After









    I like this look better with more rubber tucked into the well.
    And thanks to the coil overs, there was plenty more room in there.









     

     

     

    REFERENCES:
          Discount Tire Direct
          Dunlop Tire