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GlennWest

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I've read lots on Smart forums but no one there drive or winches on a set of ramps either. The ride is very stiff and hear different tries improve ride and handling. What do you all recommend.

2003 Teton Grand Freedom towed with 2006 Freightliner Century 120 across the beautiful USA welding pipe.https://photos.app.goo.gl/O32ZjgzSzgK7LAyt1

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My deal is the roads I mostly drive are rough. Lots of traffic on these job sites. The little short tires give little cushion. Not a lot of wheel well either looks like.

2003 Teton Grand Freedom towed with 2006 Freightliner Century 120 across the beautiful USA welding pipe.https://photos.app.goo.gl/O32ZjgzSzgK7LAyt1

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You could try some tires like these on a smart we saw on the Hot Rod Power tour:

 

IMG_20150608_151041_836_zpsqkuzyx2l.jpg

 

Sorry I do not know what size they are or the brand. Might be a little aggressive of the tread pattern and be noisy but you would have more side wall for cushion!

 

Dave

2005 Freightliner Century S/T, Singled, Air ride ET Jr. hitch
2019 46'+ Dune Sport Man Cave custom 5th wheel toy hauler
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Check out http://www.hhrvresource.com/

for much more info on HDT's.

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I did a search on the Smart car in the picture of the above post and it a SEMA 2009 show vehicle by Daystar showing off their 2" lift kits for smarts.

 

Here is a picture from their website with the car at SEMA

 

http://daystarweb.com/offroad.php?id=20#topImage

 

Supposedly it allows up to a 175/70/15 tire on the front and a 185/75/15 tire on the rear.

2005 Freightliner Century S/T, Singled, Air ride ET Jr. hitch
2019 46'+ Dune Sport Man Cave custom 5th wheel toy hauler
Owner of the 1978 Custom Van "Star Dreamer" which might be seen at a local car show near you!

 

Check out http://www.hhrvresource.com/

for much more info on HDT's.

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Our '05 was a bit hard riding, but the '11 was awful. I put on 185/55 R 15 Hankooks all around. Amazing improvement in both ride and handling. Still choppy, but much better.

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I put 6" wide wheels all the way around my smart with 195/50/15's. It handles a lot better but face it, the smart has as much suspension as a skateboard. There isn't much that you can do to fix it that is cheap.

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