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I am looking into going over to the Darkside but I would like to fit my 2012 with the tallest rear tire possible. if anyone has done this was there any noticeable effect on Highway rpms? I would like to keep my wing under 3k on the turnpike. I normally run 70-75 mph.
 

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I am looking into going over to the Darkside but I would like to fit my 2012 with the tallest rear tire possible. if anyone has done this was there any noticeable effect on Highway rpms? I would like to keep my wing under 3k on the turnpike. I normally run 70-75 mph.
Here is a list of the registered car tires on the Darkside forum ( looks like a 65 is the tallest):List of rears tires currently being used by Darksiders: (Compiled by Mac 56 and by others chiming in)

RF=Run-Flat

Bridgestone Potenza 195/55R/16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-22 RFT 205/55/16
Bridgestone Ecopia EP100 195/55R/16
BF Goodrich g-force Sport 205/55ZR16
Conti Pro Contact SSR 195/55/VR16 RF
Conti Pro Contact SSR 205/55/HR16
Conti Vanco Contact 2 195/65TR16
Dunlop 195/55HR16 3D ROF
Dunlop 195/55-16 DSST 3000
Dunlop 195/60/16 SP Sport 5000... If its not the new Holy Grail its got to be the Holy Sheeiit this tire is good...(Nando 4/23/09)
Dunlop 175/60. DSST 5000 Run Flat Snow Tire
General Altimax 205/60/16
General G-Max AS03 195/55/16
Goodyear Eagle Ultra Grip GW3 EMT 195/55/16
Goodyear Excellence 195/55R-16 87V RF MC
Goodyear Triple Treads 205/60R/16
Kumho Ecsta SPT XRP 195/55/16 RF
Pirelli Eufori 195/55/R16 RF
Uniroyal Tiger Paw 205/55/16
Yokahama AVS Sport 205/55/16ZR
RIKEN 205/55X16 @34 lbs
Sunny SN3830 195/55 R16 87H (great for ol blue hairs)
Toyo Proxes (I assume 195/55/16)
Nexen N2000 195/50VR16
Michelin Primacy HP (zero pressure) 195/55/16 RF
Falken ZIEX ZE912 195/55r16 87V
Firestone Fire Hawk 195/55R16
 

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:D;)The tallest is the one size under the one that scrapes your fender well... (what do I know, I'm a m/t guy...):eek::rolleyes:
 

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The General Altimax 205/60/16 or the Goodyear Triple Treads 205/60R/16, are actually a tad bit taller. :)
 

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What is closest in hieght to the originak MC tire? I calcualte the 195/55 as being very close in hieght.
OEM 1800 Wing tires are about 24.6" tall. A 195/55/16 CT is about 24.4" tall. I recommend a 70 series MT on the 2012, which is about 26.6" tall. Fits just fine, gets the rear up a little higher (good unless you are short legged), and lowers the final gear ratio.
 

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OEM 1800 Wing tires are about 24.6" tall. A 195/55/16 CT is about 24.4" tall. I recommend a 70 series MT on the 2012, which is about 26.6" tall. Fits just fine, gets the rear up a little higher (good unless you are short legged), and lowers the final gear ratio.
How far does it throw the speedo off?

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Here is a list of the registered car tires on the Darkside forum ( looks like a 65 is the tallest):List of rears tires currently being used by Darksiders: (Compiled by Mac 56 and by others chiming in)

RF=Run-Flat

Bridgestone Potenza 195/55R/16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-22 RFT 205/55/16
Bridgestone Ecopia EP100 195/55R/16
BF Goodrich g-force Sport 205/55ZR16
Conti Pro Contact SSR 195/55/VR16 RF
Conti Pro Contact SSR 205/55/HR16
Conti Vanco Contact 2 195/65TR16
Dunlop 195/55HR16 3D ROF
Dunlop 195/55-16 DSST 3000
Dunlop 195/60/16 SP Sport 5000... If its not the new Holy Grail its got to be the Holy Sheeiit this tire is good...(Nando 4/23/09)
Dunlop 175/60. DSST 5000 Run Flat Snow Tire
General Altimax 205/60/16
General G-Max AS03 195/55/16
Goodyear Eagle Ultra Grip GW3 EMT 195/55/16
Goodyear Excellence 195/55R-16 87V RF MC
Goodyear Triple Treads 205/60R/16
Kumho Ecsta SPT XRP 195/55/16 RF
Pirelli Eufori 195/55/R16 RF
Uniroyal Tiger Paw 205/55/16
Yokahama AVS Sport 205/55/16ZR
RIKEN 205/55X16 @34 lbs
Sunny SN3830 195/55 R16 87H (great for ol blue hairs)
Toyo Proxes (I assume 195/55/16)
Nexen N2000 195/50VR16
Michelin Primacy HP (zero pressure) 195/55/16 RF
Falken ZIEX ZE912 195/55r16 87V
Firestone Fire Hawk 195/55R16
Lee,

Very Nice List

I do wish there was a few more choices for the 1500. You 1800 darksiders are spoiled rotten.
 

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How far does it throw the speedo off?

Thanks for your response
On my 2008, the taller 70 series tire corrected the speedo, which usually read 5 mph slow.
 

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Isn't the speedometer driven off the front wheel?
 

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Isn't the speedometer driven off the front wheel?
The speed sensor in the front is for the ABS system and other ECU functions. On the Wing, like many automobiles, the speed of the rear wheel, thus rear tire diameter, is important. If you put your Wing up on the centerstand and put it in gear, it will show the speed on the speedo even though the front tire is stationary.
 

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I guess I'm behind the times. I own old junk. :(
 

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I am looking into going over to the Darkside but I would like to fit my 2012 with the tallest rear tire possible. if anyone has done this was there any noticeable effect on Highway rpms? I would like to keep my wing under 3k on the turnpike. I normally run 70-75 mph.
G,Day Fellow winger i had a 1500 wing i could put her on the main stand very easy But now i have a 2008 1800 i find it very hard to put her on the main stand would the first owner have put lower profile rear trye on and thats whats making it hard to put her up or am i just loosing my touch i thought i would ask the experts first Thank You for any replys an Safe riding Guys Ok from goldwingman Rteied fireman if you get a chance google Noth Albury Book Shop Bombing 1982 when i was a Lot younger and smarter i think ?cheers guys .:ho ho ho::lala:
 

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See my signature. for tire size...You're NOT going to get below 3,000 rpms over 70mph. Even with the taller 70 series.
 
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