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Did you know they have an M+S rating on them? Or at least mine do! I couldn't believe it - I recently 4-wheel drifted on them in the rain! Can't imagine what kind of fun I could get in to in the Snow!
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by joedaddy:
what's m+s rating mean?</font>
generally M+S means all-season tires, which the RE92's claim they are. i call them no-season tires.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by o0OO0o:
generally M+S means all-season tires, which the RE92's claim they are. i call them no-season tires.
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Actually there is a difference between M+S tires and all seasons. Unfortunately there is no rule of thumb on what each of them means to each of the manufacturers despite the fact even they admit that the M+S symbol is confusing. I mean come on, this is coming from an industry that thinks that determining different aspects of the wheel you have to have be fluent in both the metric system and the imperial system (really makes it hard for you Americans
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now what do you think are worse....the stock re92's on 5th gens? or the stock michelins on 4th gens? i say the michelins (i hated them)
 

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Okay...now i know what M+S rating is..so what does Z-Rated mean? hahahaha..and no.. I don't mean on some Super Porno XXXYYYZZZ flic.. on the tire that is.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by checkmate58:
Okay...now i know what M+S rating is..so what does Z-Rated mean? </font>
go to tirerack.com and do your research there
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by checkmate58:
Okay...now i know what M+S rating is..so what does Z-Rated mean? hahahaha..and no.. I don't mean on some Super Porno XXXYYYZZZ flic.. on the tire that is.

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Not to be mean, but why did you change rims if you didn't know what everything means when it comes to determing the type of tire you wanted? BTW, the Z is the speed rating - stockers are V rated - generally speaking the higher the letter (again industry decided to screw that up by adding the letter H in between U and V), the higher the speed the TIRE can handle - not necessarily the car.
 

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I believe the M+S rating is achieved by just having 60% or less ground contact area. It doesn't take into account things like rubber material or tread design. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by 5Gen_Prelude:
Not to be mean, but why did you change rims if you didn't know what everything means when it comes to determing the type of tire you wanted?</font>
Okay..why did i change rims? cause i wanted better looking ones...thanks for answering my question..and the tires came with them..one more thing...i know the CANADIANS are still mad at us for hanging their flag upside down at the World Series. I apologize for all the Americans here in the States.. and i'm sorry you didn't like the South Park movie. hahahaha...

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by preludeh22a99:
I believe the M+S rating is achieved by just having 60% or less ground contact area. It doesn't take into account things like rubber material or tread design. Correct me if I'm wrong.</font>
hmmm i don't think so. if you look at the RE92's, it seems to have a big ass contact area compared to a lot other tires, like the SP9000 or the Kumho's.
 

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It used to be based on the contact surface (or at least partly) - that being 75 percent or below. There were also provisions for the size of the grooves and how much of the total area they cover (must go the the edges). The problem of course is that there was no test. So, the RMA (Rubber Manufacturers Association) decided - hey why not test the tires!?! Anyway - that's what they do now (as of 2000).

And hey, blame Canada - go ahead! We loved the movie BTW - if you ever knew how much laughing we do over Americans...
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by 5Gen_Prelude:
And hey, blame Canada - go ahead! We loved the movie BTW - if you ever knew how much laughing we do over Americans... </font>
The SP movie was hilarious! And yeah... if any americans see how much we laugh at the "Rick Mercer talks to Americans" segments you'll see that "Blame Canada" was nothing in comparison.




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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by preludeh22a99:
The SP movie was hilarious! And yeah... if any americans see how much we laugh at the "Rick Mercer talks to Americans" segments you'll see that "Blame Canada" was nothing in comparison.

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Yeah..i've seen that commercial where some canadian guy gets up in a big crowd of Americans and tells them about the myths about Canadians..like we say Boot..not bout.. etc..it's kinda an old commercial.. and yeah..Canadians don't like Americans too much..shoot..they banned Marlboro's there.. hahaha.. and what's up with that 15 percent tax..not cool. Oh well..one thing though.. Canadian girls are just as cute as American girls..hahaha..Rock on!

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Canda sux. I sold some used Fittipaldi 17" wheels to some guy in Canada and shipping was 200 dollars.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by PassatVR6:
Canda sux. I sold some used Fittipaldi 17" wheels to some guy in Canada and shipping was 200 dollars.</font>
Well perhaps if you didn't label the package Canda it might have gotten there cheaper, not to mention faster...

Congratulations Canada, for moving from a 20 hour day to a 24 hour day!
 
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