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OLDSCHOOLFOOL last won the day on December 29 2017

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  1. 215/55 R16 - hens teeth?

    I have a feeling almost anywhere you go 16s are a less common size and then almost nobody will have much with the 55 aspect ratio (in stock). Carrying a full size spare on a road trip is very wise.
  2. Side Marker

    My wife's favorite movie, but it probably has nothing to do with parking meters.
  3. Side Marker

    No need to apologize, your English is just fine. Certainly better than mine I'd say, it being my first and only language.
  4. Side Marker

    English being the ambiguous language that it is, it sounds like you're saying that if you don't own that $600 smart phone and choose to spend that antique cash.........you wouldn't be welcome to park your vehicle in certain areas?
  5. Wheel Size Question

    Thanks. VA. allows four inches and I'm pretty sure NC. gives three and that's where the TC would be driven mostly. It would be an simple task to remove the spacers or even change the wheels for any adventures into the Great White North or other states where that might be a problem.
  6. Wheel Size Question

    Round 3: 245 50 16 on 16x7s. Offset at 37 and the rear have been bumped out 1.25" with spacers. About flush on the front and about 1.5" proud on the back. Used the center bore adapters, something I would recommend to anyone using after-market wheels. I'm not crazy about the tires since they're not really conducive to my "tire art". They ride and drive ok though. 235 60 16 Weather-Masters on early-mid 2000s Forester rims on the Outback. Snug fit.
  7. Winter Tire Thread

    Indeed it is. Worth every nickel in peace of mind alone.
  8. Winter Tire Thread

    That's very true. I've driven a lot of different ones in the snow, rwd, fwd awd, trucks, suvs, station wagons, vans, school buses, even a logging truck once. Not many would hold a candle to the Outback although one of the best was an old 1970 VW Beetle. That thing would just chug along like there was no snow. Until this year I've never even owned a snow tire before. They're kind of over-kill here in Va. but sometimes I have wished I had them.
  9. Winter Tire Thread

    Hopefully I won't have to drive the TC in the snow so I decided to put Cooper Weather-Master ST2s on the 03 Outback instead. Should be virtually unstoppable. If by chance I should slide into the ditch, better to do it with the 15 year old vehicle instead of a brand new one. Its been my experience that vans generally don't really handle that well in the snow.
  10. Comfort and noise on long trips?

    That is a very good looking truck and I like those wheels. Are they stock? What size? (I'm a certified Wheel Whore) I haven't done any insulating in my cargo van yet. Strange, but I sort of find the noise comforting since I have driven a lot of cargo vans over the years. It just seems natural. Different strokes for different folks I guess.
  11. Reading this thread is not very encouraging. I just know if I go back to the dealership they're going to piss me off......and then I'll get arrested.........then the wife will be mad and probably beat me....then I might be divorced......I just don't see how it can turn out very well. It shouldn't take a software engineer to turn off lights. Who the heck ever thought this feature was a GOOD thing anyway?
  12. Headache rack 2017 TC LWB

    I have one like this leaning against the shed in the back yard.......if you're looking for one. It was brand new as of early-mid Sept. If you don't charge me anything you could haul it away. Pretty soon it is destined to become a fancy compost sieve........cause that's the only thing I can think of to do with it.
  13. Wheel Size Question

    Must be my connection. This is round 2, just switched the old tires for some new 225/55R16s. Just a smidgeon wider, not expensive. Sold the old tires before I even left the tire shop.
  14. Wheel Size Question

    Round 2, same wheels different tires. I tried some 12mm spacers on the rear but there turned out to be not as much thread on the wheels studs as thought. Should have actually measured them first. This thing doesn't want to allow me to add any pics. Round 3, I picked up some 245/50R16s and put them on the new rims. I'm short some accessories before I put them on the van.
  15. Taurus rims and TPMS

    I have read similar statements and take it to mean some older alloy rims can't use a sensor. I'm a bit confused about this whole sensor thing. I put some older rims on (without sensors) and did not get any fault for about a week until the old tires lost some air pressure. Put the factory wheels (I assume with sensors) back on and the fault went away. So why pray tell was I able to run for a week with no fault? The old Volvo rims definitely did not have sensors. @Beta Don: Does the 2016 actually have sensors in the wheels? The guy at the tire shop couldn't tell me yea or nay. I didn't break down the factory tires and wheels, just put new tires on the Volvo rims still with no sensors and I'm working on my second round of "tire art".