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Old 02-28-2008, 09:11 PM   #1
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Dunlop Direzza Z1s

Just got em mounted up - time to scrub them in for a week.


Is it me, or are the tire companies going nuts on the treadwidth these days:

Sumitomo HTRZIII 215/45-17 vs. Azeni 215/40-17 distorted by camera angle - the Sumi is noticably wider:


BTW- The HTR ZIII is a *great* tire so far - the solid rib on the inside edge is making them work very well for daily driving on -2.5degF/-2degR camber.


Dunlop Z1 215/40-17 vs. the same Azeni:


BTW - Dunlop on 7.5in rim, all others on 7in.


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^^ I heard that the Z1 runs wide. The 215/40-17 Z1 is probably close in tread width to the 215/45-17 RT-615, which is about 8 inches. If I remember correctly, the 215/40-17 RT-615 runs about 7.4 inches on the tread width.
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Yeah... I just put some on after the Azeni. They looked just as wide at 215 as my Azeni's did at 225! Ha!
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For those of you that have purchased the Z1, I sure would like to know what the actual measured tread width is for the 215/40-17 vs. 215/45-17.

If you guys could find some time to measure your tires and let us know, it would really be appreciated.

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Almost certainly my next tire, I'll be interested to hear more of your impressions later.
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nice I was thinking of those but not sure how well it would be for a daily street tire...
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For those of you that have purchased the Z1, I sure would like to know what the actual measured tread width is for the 215/40-17 vs. 215/45-17.

If you guys could find some time to measure your tires and let us know, it would really be appreciated.

Thanks!

Shaved to 4/32...215/40-17 on 7.5" is 8 1/8" measuring from shoulder-to-shoulder (using the apexes of the little triangles (most tires have them) as reference points).
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