Alternate Rear Tire Size
Been doing some searching around and not seen anything about a rear tire alternate size. No not interested in going darkside. So on the Venture I had good luck/experience with Michelin Commander 2's. I like the tread patter as opposed to the Dunlap E 3. I like that the tread has cross over to shed water in center. Michelin does not make an "exact" replacement size. The make a 180/65-16 bias in the Commander 2.
My question is has anyone went with the 65 series vs the 60? Do you see any fitment issues? I used a tire comparison calculator and it comes up that the width is equal--the sidewall height is 9mm taller on the 65 series (a tick under 3/8") Overall height is 18mm taller. Spedo difference alternate tire would show 60 mph and actual speed would be aprox 61.74.
I really dont see a jump out at me reason a tire of this size should not work. I mean if guys a cramming a CT in there, it figures there is some room to mess with.
2013 XCT added Jan 2015
pull back bars, passenger arm rests, HID Low beam, Silverstar Ultra headlight high beam,Drag Specialties Pillow Top seat with driver backrest. Glasspack mod Mufflers.
2009 Royal Star Venture-Traded Jan 2016
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