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MASShole9C1



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PostSubject: Another tire suggestion thread   Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:03 pm

Best 17" for a 17x8 front and 17x9,5 rear? Anyone??
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PostSubject: Re: Another tire suggestion thread   Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:52 pm

Falkens from Discount tire direct. It said they were currently out of them.
https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS488US488&q=Falken+Ziex+S/TZ-01+255/50/17&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1280&bih=909&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=Yj0HUNnVKuSM0QGx1M3vCA

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PostSubject: Re: Another tire suggestion thread   Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:56 pm

Since posting, I've done a lot of searching. I've come up with no actual answer.

The link above provided no information other than a tire size, and brand.

I've read guys running 275 in the rear, all around, 245, 255, 285?????

Confusing. Right now I've got 235/50/17 on stock ss rims I bought from Jim.

I have new 17x8 (4.5" bs/zero offset) for the front
Which is 9" edge to edge

And

For the rear, I've got 17x9.5 (5" bs)

I ordered the wider rim/ back spacing for the rear ( based on the stores mathematics and experience ) to compensate for the 9c1 rear end retardedness.
Should have just swapped in a rear from an ss. But nonetheless, that's not the point.

I read that mike used 245 front and 275 rear. That's nice, but it doesn't help when you don't reply to pm's dammit!!!!

245/55 is 27.6" tall/9.6" wide

275/50 is 28.9" tall/10.8" wide

Stock ss 255/50 is 27.1" tall/10" wide

Stock 9c1 tires/rims are 225/70/15 is 27.4" tall/8.9" wide

The 235/50 on now are only 26" tall/9.3" wide and look ok.

Do I have to run staggered tires with staggered rims? I know it's not much of a difference with the rims i have, but the 9c1 rear end is stressing me the f out.

Pics would help too. I just don't want to waste my money. I was considering just swapping the tires from the ss rims to new ones at town fair, but they are blazzaks....

I'm certain I'm making this harder than it needs to be.

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PostSubject: Re: Another tire suggestion thread   Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:00 pm

275/40 rear and 245/45 in the front. I just got a pair of 275/40/18 Nitto NT-01's from Discount tire direct for like $130 a tire. Supposed to be nice tires.

I've also had good luck with the General Exclaim UHP tires on the Marshmallow. I liked em. Wore well, good at AutoX and at the strip, great in the rain, awesome in the dry, quiet, cheap... Couldn't ask for more!

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PostSubject: Re: Another tire suggestion thread   Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:09 pm

Thanks Bill
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PostSubject: Re: Another tire suggestion thread   Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:22 pm

I'm no help here or I'dve posted
I was stuck in BFG land forever & am running Kuhmo's 285's all around on the daily
(they came with the car but are all seasons so I wouldnt recommend THOSE)
I'm really thinking Nittos next time...but....I like cheap, quiet, good in dry / rain... Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Another tire suggestion thread   Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:38 am

I wouldnt go any more narrow than a 255. I would run 255 45 front 285 40 rear. Or 275 40 all around.
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PostSubject: Re: Another tire suggestion thread   Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:49 am

I ran 245/45 front and 275/40 rear on my old wagon. Just remember when Picking a tire, your more likely to create a "pull" of the tire is directional. They feel out the roads much more than a regular tire. I'd be looking for a tire that had "mount this side out" rather than left or right. I've had good luck with different types of Kuhmos, for the price they do alright.
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PostSubject: Re: Another tire suggestion thread   Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:09 am

I'm thinking about the Hankook Ventus V4 ES H105

Front: 245/45ZR17 $123.00ea
Specs:
Tread wear 420
Traction/temp A/A
Speed ZR

Customer 4.5 out of 5 stars

Rear 275/40ZR17 $140.00ea
Same specs as above

Free shipping too. Plenty of availability.
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PostSubject: Re: Another tire suggestion thread   Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:09 pm

Bought em anyway. $526.00 total. Anyone wanna buy some ss rims with snow tires???
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toomanytoyz
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PostSubject: Re: Another tire suggestion thread   Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:14 pm

Wow, with that treadwear, you should get 80K miles out of em! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Another tire suggestion thread   Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:32 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
Wow, with that treadwear, you should get 80K miles out of em! Smile

I believe the rating was 50k miles? I can double check. But, I rarely drive the car. Not really an issue.
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