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Bang for the buck!
They got pretty decent reviews and are the lightest tire of them all on tirerack...18lbs!
Hope im not disappointed as I read from some reviewers the walls are puncture prone but willing to take the chance since I bought the road hazard program.
 

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I know. But i need more meat on tires since i live in nyc....streets are f'd up

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I know. But i need more meat on tires since i live in nyc....streets are f'd up

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They sure are. I bent 2 rims with 215/35R18's on my SES in NYC. That was on I95 just before the GW bridge. That's when I dropped back to the 45's on 17" rims.
 

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I was playing slalom all day today from Manhattan to queens to the Bronx then it got better in Yonkers where I hit some of the backwoods in scarsdale and my ST felt at home.
 

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Same here! But not very enjoyable on my way to work and back everyday. Cant wait till they fix these roads after construction if ever.

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Hey Stunt, I got the exact same tires, size and all. I like the taller sidewalls, smoother ride! I let the PSI down to 34/33 and it seems optimal. I drive in NYC every day, and yeah, car's FIRM

Edit! Mine are 205 45-16, not 17. You will probably be rubbing at that size.
 

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Hey Stunt, I got the exact same tires, size and all. I like the taller sidewalls, smoother ride! I let the PSI down to 34/33 and it seems optimal. I drive in NYC every day, and yeah, car's FIRM
Thanks bro for the reassurance...My black lugs/locks arrive tomorrow and will install the tires on wed. One thing I noticed these tires are very soft especially the sidewalls, kinda skeptical on the durability driving in our nyc terrain. Bought the road hazard program today to be on the safe side.
 

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Road hazard in NYC is a no-brainer, good idea! And believe it or not, but from my experience, the softer sidewalls are much more durable.. remember, what cannot flex must break.. Put 36PSI in those puppies and you won't have any issues!
 

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Road hazard in NYC is a no-brainer, good idea! And believe it or not, but from my experience, the softer sidewalls are much more durable.. remember, what cannot flex must break.. Put 36PSI in those puppies and you won't have any issues!
Cant wait to try them...did you notice a slight reduction in acceleration? or anything different with these tires since 1010tire calculator didn't recommend these...
 

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I'm using lighter Contour SVT wheels and the difference is very noticeable. Acceleration, if anything, might be a bit better off the line, since there is less rotational mass, but nothing drastic.. Best thing I like is the VAST improvement in ride quality.
 

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I installed these tires today and wow what a world of difference they made in comfort...might have to stick with 45 series till i get dampening coilovers,
 

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215/45-17 is a real common size. I am hoping those will fit and not rub.


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