They're cheap Chinese tires. Why do you think they cost so little? They won't have good grip anywhere (dry or wet), and will be more prone to damage (week sidewall). The Hankooks aren't much better, but they're a little better.
I'd still recommend getting the 17x9 +42 DPT with 245/40-17 tires.
The Hankook V12s don't tend to run wide AFAIK.