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Just changed my front rims/tires to match the rear, what a difference in the ride!

We installed the same rim/tire on the front as are currently on the rear and what a difference in the ride! Better control on the highway against those annoying cross winds, no more bone jarring experiences! The car rides much smoother! The only item we noticed is a slight reduction in zip in the first gear, say 10% or so, but what a difference! It was well worth it!Milwaukee Smart car technition Eric had mentioned the difference and that other owners had made the change.... ran into another…See More
Jul 14, 2010
Jim and Kathy Wicker replied to Jim and Kathy Wicker's discussion Cruise control, ESP Light and Check engine light on and car won't operate
"Thank you, oddly when I had the engine on, shifter in neutral and was pushing the car backwards out of the garage for the tow truck, the transmision engaged. Drove the car to the Smart car dealer and their best shot was a faulty gas pedal assembly…"
Jun 25, 2010
Forest left a comment for Jim and Kathy Wicker
"If you can't get a hold of Steve, repost your question over at SCOA www.smartcarofamerica.com You will get more answers and a few will be helpful"
Jun 25, 2010
Forest replied to Jim and Kathy Wicker's discussion Cruise control, ESP Light and Check engine light on and car won't operate
"Give Steve a call at smartiParts 250-452-6583 before you call the dealer. He might give you some clues as to where to check for iffy connections or something. http://www.smartieparts.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=295"
Jun 25, 2010
Jim and Kathy Wicker posted a discussion

Cruise control, ESP Light and Check engine light on and car won't operate

Yesterday went to start the Smart car, engine started, would not shift into gear and ESP and Check engine light came on, tried restarting about 5 times, same results.  In checking past maintenance issues on this site I noticed that this has happened before when a Cruise control has been installed and hit a pot hole (in Wisconsin bad roads are everyywhere, so I can't say I hit a pothole to cause this). I had an Area451 speed control installed last July at the Wisconsin Dells Rally and it worked…See More
Jun 25, 2010
Jim and Kathy Wicker replied to David Roller's discussion Cruise Control and Maintenance
"This seems to be exactly what happened to my Smart today, Steve installed a Area451 cruise last summer, ESP light and check engine light came on and the engine starts but will not go in gear. Starting to wonder if it isn't the cruis control! I…"
Jun 24, 2010
Jim and Kathy Wicker replied to Curt's discussion Avg Mileage?
"We average 38 in the city and 42 on thw highway......drive in the manual mode 99% of the time..it is the best!"
Dec 11, 2009

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I've been a smart owner since
February 6, 2009
I've been a smart reservation holder since
January 2, 2008
Location
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
My favorite things about smart
Cute, fun to drive and gas mileage and price
About Me
Our smart car just came in!! February 6th! Yipppeee!
My smart's name
Silver Bullet

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Just changed my front rims/tires to match the rear, what a difference in the ride!

Posted on July 14, 2010 at 5:25pm 1 Comment

We installed the same rim/tire on the front as are currently on the rear and what a difference in the ride! Better control on the highway against those annoying cross winds, no more bone jarring experiences! The car rides much smoother! The only item we noticed is a slight reduction in zip in the first gear, say 10% or so, but what a difference! It was well worth it!


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