Whatever my current projects are, not meant to be comprehensive.
DIY rinseless wash ingredients:
1 Tbsp Baby Shampoo
1/2 Cup Distilled Vinegar
DIY window cleaner:
1/2 cup distilled white vinegar 10 drops essential oil (optional)
AWD Subaru differentials need same size wheels to avoid damage and I'm not sure how long they could be driven on a different size spare. Rather than trying to find a spare for my custom oversized tires, I'll try using tire repair in emergency situations.
Tires can be repaired with plugs. Sidewall repair is difficult, but can be accomplished by vulcanizing rubber and mesh fiber into the sidewall. See How I do a vulcanized tire sidewall repair, by Misfit Toys on YouTube.
“Unlike the vulcanization of a patch to a tire, tire plugs rely on the general pressure of the tire hole pushing on the plug to create a compression seal, rather than a chemical seal.” slime.com
However, they do make plugs that are vulcanizing, for use with vulcanizing fluid. See Fix Punctures and Sidewall Gashes with Tech's Permacure Repairs, by Tire Review on YouTube. Less expensive vulcanizing plugs are made by Zerint (TS-4430, TS-4460, and TS-2560).
Roads are not perfectly smooth racing tracks, and even indy or stock-car racing use sidewalls that are 6“ tall. Sidewall flex is desirable for grip.
The truth is that low profile tires are just bling appreciated by an immature clientele. Low profile tires cause a lot of damage so they are also appreciated by suspension and tire shops.
In the 70s sports cars came with 65 or 70 series tires (like the 240Z, 260Z, and 280Z). People on forums say this is because tire development had yet to evolve to make lower profile tires. I think that's bullshit from people's belief that development is always for the better.
Some people incorrectly assume wider tires give a rougher ride. That's because they continue to use the same pressure on a wider tire that they were using on a stock width tire. The pressure should be less on the wider tire to have the same tire deformation expected by the manufacturers.
A more comfortable ride can be had by increasing the total volume of a tire.
Increasing the width and keeping the tire height constant, decreases the pressure needed to run the tire. For speed bumps the 2 dimensional vertical deformation is the same for both the wider and narrower tires. At least on speed bumps. On irregular surfaces the wider tire with more volume will be more comfortable.
To be more precise, the narrower tire does have a contact patch that is longitudinally longer, so it may “caterpillar track” over a bump. But the increased volume afforded by the wider tire overshadows what may be a marginal dynamic deformation improvement? I think so.