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Old 10 May 2008, 11:28 am
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Default New Tires, been running snow tires, bad me!

Well fellas,

When I purchased my PT, it had snow tires all the way around, not all-seasons.

And I inquired about the old tires and they had nothing to say. I have been running these snow tires through every season so far, including one whole summer..

As you might have guessed they are on their way out.

Time for new tires!

I sometimes drive like a bat out of hell but, I want a good performing tire, and one I am not going to need to change every year.

I am sure any tire is going to be quieter than the deep tread snow tire.

According to the tire, i am running 205/55 R16 91H which is stock.


I was considering going wider.... maybe to 215-225? I lowered the rear of my PT by 2 inches using goldlines, and I certainly do not want to have any rubbing under any conditions.


What are the views on this idea? Will there be any downsides or anything?

Also, how about brand names/models from tirerack.com

Thanks guys, this is the first time I have ever had to buy tires in my lifetime, I guess we learn something new every day!

-DJ
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Old 10 May 2008, 07:20 pm
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I'm running 215's with a 3" drop. You'll be fine.
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I am running Kumho Ecsta ASX tires on mine, 225/45/17 on the front and 245/40/18 on the back. Mine is lowered 2.5 inches all around and there have been no issues. The Kumhos are an amazing tire for high speed and they provide amazing response and grip for harsh cornering. They are rated up to 170 mph.
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Old 11 May 2008, 05:22 pm
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I'm running 215's with a 3" drop. You'll be fine.

Very cool!

Can you take a picture of the tires/rims, showing the width difference?

Thanks man, if you can do that that would be great!


-DJ


P.S. I have been looking at these:
General Altimax HP

they are apparently really really good.
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Old 11 May 2008, 05:51 pm
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Only side pic I have with the lowering is here:


They tuck with plenty of clearance.
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Old 11 May 2008, 05:53 pm
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looks really good man, but I was looking for something like, the backside of the tire, to see the width.
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I am running the same size, but Kumho XPTs.
Great "perfromance tire" and good looking. But...
...terrible in icy conditions! In my case I put the OEM all-season BadYears back on in winter.
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looks really good man, but I was looking for something like, the backside of the tire, to see the width.
You can SOMEWHAT see in this frontal picture.

215's are not too wide at all. Looks like something the factory might have put on.
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car looks really good !!
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Default Re: New Tires, been running snow tires, bad me!

That car does indeed look pretty sick!

I am debating whether or not to buy the tires from Town Fair Tire near my house..

They are cheaper by $4 and plus tax.

Shipping would be $36 online, and the tires would cost $83.

Now TFT costs $12.95 PER tire to balance!!!!!


I am trying to debate whether I should just mount the tires at the gas station im friendly with, and then go some where else to get them balanced. the tire machine at the local shop is all out of whack and would not do a good job.....


I gotta find out how to get this done cheaper!

P.S Should we go 225 all around?!!!!

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