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#67 of 116 Re: Larger wheel size questions? [scootertrash]
Mar 10, 2006 (5:42 pm)
What size tire do you recommend for his 17 inch wheels that will fit the wheel wells properly and significantly lower his rpms vs mph?
#68 of 116 Re: Larger wheel size questions? [aatherton]
Mar 11, 2006 (6:25 am)
I am using 215/45-17's
They are a common tire size, so there are lots of choices, still have a sidewall so they ride well and have the effect of lowering the effective gear ratio about 3-4%.
They fit perfectly too.
#69 of 116 Re: new colors/steering wheel controls on XB's [jhaynes1]
Mar 12, 2006 (4:30 am)
Just got my 06 and it came with audio controls on steering wheel.
#70 of 116 Re: Bad Smell [kma13]
Mar 12, 2006 (8:19 am)
I do not know if you ever got an answer on your sulfur smell. Your bad smell of sulfur is normally related to the catalytic converter. I read once where city police cars used to have a major problem with the sulfur smell as they drive at low speeds around the city all day long. The converter needs to get up to a high temperature to work properly and burn off the pollutants, which can include sulfur that occurs in the gasoline. While some of the crude oil is higher in sulfur content, again, I read most high sulfur crude is sent overseas as it does meet the EPA requirements. Since our gasoline must meet US EPA standards it is hard to believe that bad gas is a problem unless the gas was old gas, stored over 6 months or more, and that might come into play. The dealer is not probably going to be that knowledgeable about your situation, but talk with a reputable muffler shop. They should be able to provide you with some insight. Good luck. Rick
#71 of 116 Re: new colors/steering wheel controls on XB's [mook2]
Mar 14, 2006 (10:53 am)
That was a 2006.5 change, beginning in December 2005, and was accompanied by a $120 price increase.
#72 of 116 Re: sympathy for brycar [bubba24]
Mar 16, 2006 (9:37 pm)
Perhaps this gentleman should have spent more time in a school bus instead of worrying about the horsepower of his personal vehicle.
#73 of 116 lower grill problem
Mar 20, 2006 (11:34 am)
I recently lost a small square section on my lower grill
after a hard rain fall. Does anyone know if this is covered by warranty or if I will have to pay for the new
#74 of 116 Re: lower grill problem [tron74]
Mar 21, 2006 (12:12 pm)
The lower grill has three sections. It is not uncommon for a section to be knocked out by hitting debris or driving through deep puddles. I doubt if the loss of a section would fall under the warranty. Some people then remove the remaining sections, but that leaves the condenser more exposed to debris.
#75 of 116 Re: Larger wheel size questions? [aatherton]
Apr 14, 2006 (1:46 pm)
I agree. The XA is also geared way to low. But you should not have to buy larger wheels, only larger tires. It stands to reason that if you would buy tires that are 10% larger in outside circumfrance, then your speedometer should be off exactly 10%. For example:
50 would really be 55
60 would really be 66
70 would really be 77
Using the 10% ratio is pretty easy to calculate. The only question is, would tires that are 10% larger fit without hitting the wheel wells.
#76 of 116 Re: sympathy for brycar [jimw0238]
Apr 21, 2006 (6:38 pm)
and learn to spell.