yeah it sucks that NY's roads are so bad. I might get 235/40/18 instead to get that extra LITTLE bit of added lip protection and height compared to my 225/40/18. Would you happen to know which tire brand specifically offers better lip protection and/or a little more height? I know some brands are wider than others even though they're the same sizes. I was looking specifically at Falken ST115's in 235/40/18.