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Changing to a wider tire - are there an cons?

Started this discussion. Last reply by SMART MADNESS - Boris Aug 16, 2011. 6 Replies

I have heard of folks upgrading all tire to 195/50 x 15.  Most seem to like how the car handles.  But, how does it change parking and slow speed turning?  Does it take more effort to turn the wheel…Continue

Heater fan not working when it rains

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don S May 1, 2011. 8 Replies

Just seeing if any one else has ran in to this.  My heater/air conditioner fan does not run when its wet or been raining.  It will normally start, but if I stop then restart the car, the fan does not…Continue

Roof panel being replaced

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don S Dec 4, 2010. 5 Replies

After the summer was over I noticed that I had the dreaded cracks starting in my roof.  Call my local dealer and they said to come in for a check.  The dealer took pictures and sent then to Smart who…Continue

This is the best car that I have ever owned

Started this discussion. Last reply by Forest Sep 24, 2010. 1 Reply

I bought my Smart car about 6 months ago.  I love every part of it.  When I first heard about them about 2 years ago, I decided that this is the car for me. I am 6' and weigh 230lbs and have lots of…Continue

 

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SRWills replied to Robert Stout's discussion Plastic film falling off body panel
"I had the same problem.  I took mine to the dealer, they took pictures. I keep in touch with the dealer and after about 2 months, they said the panels would be replaced.  They covered all the panels except for the drivers door. …"
Apr 10
SRWills replied to sUSAi Admin's discussion smart USA Insider New Layout
"I do not like it.  Too much White.  Hard for me to look at the pages.  Do not visit now as much as I used to for that reason."
Feb 20, 2012
SMART MADNESS - Boris replied to SRWills's discussion Changing to a wider tire - are there an cons?
"Upgrading to wider wheels and tires is a very common upgrade that many, many owners have done and continue to do. When doing so you have many options at all different price points.   If we can help give us a buzz at 562-981-6800 and we will be…"
Aug 16, 2011
XCAPEPOD replied to SRWills's discussion Changing to a wider tire - are there an cons?
"I ordered the rims, tires, and new TPMS sensors from Tire Rack at the same time. They installed the sensors, mounted/balanced the tires, and shipped it to me ready to install. When I received them, it was just plug and play. The car didn't mind…"
Jun 15, 2011
SRWills replied to SRWills's discussion Changing to a wider tire - are there an cons?
"Very nice.  My Smart is also black and Red.  Did you keep the tire sensor on the replacement rims?  If not, does it give you an error?"
Jun 15, 2011
XCAPEPOD replied to SRWills's discussion Changing to a wider tire - are there an cons?
"You're welcome! Here's a side profile to see it a little better:   "
Jun 14, 2011
SRWills replied to SRWills's discussion Changing to a wider tire - are there an cons?
"Thank you.  you have answered my questions."
Jun 14, 2011
XCAPEPOD replied to SRWills's discussion Changing to a wider tire - are there an cons?
"I've been running 195/50s on 15x6 Rials for over 45,000 miles front and rear. I've used Yokohama AVIDs and currently cheap Primewell PZ900 tires. I have experienced no rubbing even when pushing the car in autocross or on a twisty mountain…"
Jun 13, 2011
SRWills replied to Richard B's discussion SMART ALARM FAILURE - WHO'S HAVING THIS TROUBLE? FINAL REPAIR WILL COST ABOUT $600.00
"I have noticed mine going off. but its only seems to have been after locking the car after driving somewhere with a passenger.  I think its just that my door was not fully closed when it was locked.  It happens normally within about 30…"
Jun 13, 2011
SRWills posted a discussion

Changing to a wider tire - are there an cons?

I have heard of folks upgrading all tire to 195/50 x 15.  Most seem to like how the car handles.  But, how does it change parking and slow speed turning?  Does it take more effort to turn the wheel while stopped? or while moving slow? Have any had any rubbing issues?  If so what brand tires caused or wheel combination? Any front end parts wearing out?  Just trying to make sure I am not causing an other problem fixing the odd tire size on the car.
Jun 13, 2011
Don S replied to SRWills's discussion Heater fan not working when it rains
"My 2009 Passion fan problem was fixed free at Lindon Ut dealership while still under warranty. Not only did they replace fan but said connector was heat damaged and replaced that also. Had to wait for connector to be ordered thou.…"
May 1, 2011
SRWills replied to kurlee's discussion Any regrets?
"I have had my Smart Car for just over one year and have driven about 17K miles.  I still love the car.  Its fun to drive.  I am averagering 40MPG now that I started driving it like a economy car rather than a sports car.If I had to do…"
Apr 21, 2011
jwight replied to SRWills's discussion Exhaust upgrade does it make a difference?
"Test results tell the story.  A lot of aftermarket suppliers make all sorts of claims for their products, but without documented independent test results they are so much hot air. If the products make you happy and you can afford them, have at…"
Apr 3, 2011
Joe replied to SRWills's discussion Exhaust upgrade does it make a difference?
"I just added a Borla Exhaust a week ago so not sure on the MPG but it does help performance and I Love the sound a lot."
Apr 1, 2011
SRWills replied to Chris's discussion front window defroster
"Where can you buy 91 octane gas?  We have to buy 93 octane in NC.  I would try a different brand of gas first or a different station.  If its still doing it bring it back to the dealer."
Mar 25, 2011
Caio Deslandes replied to SRWills's discussion Heater fan not working when it rains
"My still under guaranty and was replaced for the second time, now is making a noise when the heat is on. I try with AC on and no noise. Back to the dealer!!!!"
Mar 20, 2011

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I've been a smart owner since
February 15, 2010
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Raleigh NC
My favorite things about smart
Size and how easy it is to drive
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I work in the computer field and my hobby is model railroading
My smart's name
The Little Red Engine

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At 10:08pm on May 11, 2010, james g said…
finally got around to taking SG pics...

 
 
 

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