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Old 01-10-2017, 07:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Airing considerably above the Zuk spec of 26PSI can cause that as well.
I have a feeling that may have contributed to me totaling my 03 GV when I slipped on black ice, which had the proper tire size, but the all weather tires I had also had some pretty hard rubber, wasn't supple, like I mentioned the Tiger Paw brand. Recall I posted in the fall that I wanted it a little harder as the cooler weather came in. I'm only glad I drove it that day and crashed it on the same route that my daughter usually drives, instead of her, after dropping her off for work carpooling that day. Well I'm trying to move on and learn from it, trying to keep my lone remaining Suzuki which I got the new winter tires for. Haven't totally ruled out getting another GV (or Tracker) but will definitely get a set of winter tires for it as well if I do get one again.
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On my tracker, the stock size is 215/70/15. I went with 215/75/15 as a replacement. The difference on the speedo is there, but it is minimal. I did not find the handling adversely affected once I adjusted the tire pressure (the shop had them at 35psi).

That said, I'm glad they looked after you and got the size you wanted on there. If it is any consolation, the tires you have now are one of the best (if not the best) winter tires on the market.
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The difference in how the vehicle reacts to those tires is almost zero. There might be a slight adjustment in speedo (maybe a mph or two) but how the car actually reacts is not something you would probably notice. You are getting a nicer tire with the blizzaks IMO.
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Old 01-15-2017, 10:53 PM   #14 (permalink)
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My recently purchased Tracker, comes with tires a bit wider than recommended. I don't like that, but since all 4 are almost brand new, I won't spend money replacing them just yet. The car handles fine.

However, as soon as I need to change them, I will look for the right size.
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