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Old 10-19-2007, 03:51 PM   #1
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I just got some 17X7.5 wheels and am trying to decide what tires to get.

I guess I'll be putting on 225/45/17's.

This is a daily driver, so I'm looking at tires that have decent treadwear and are not super noisy. Any recommendations?
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Old 10-19-2007, 03:55 PM   #2
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255/45/17 is a good size...
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Old 10-19-2007, 03:59 PM   #3
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maybe poke around the tire section?


unless its a truck tire or a track tire i am without a clue
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Old 10-19-2007, 04:05 PM   #4
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255/45/17 is a good size...
ha ha isnt the biggest that can fit on those would be 245 and that is pushing it???


id get 235s...


What wheels did you end up getting !?! I remember that you had the other thread about looking for wheels.
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Old 10-19-2007, 04:06 PM   #5
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I'm happy with my Falken FK-452's. Excellect bang for the buck. You might want to check into them.
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Old 10-19-2007, 04:10 PM   #6
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Falken Azenis 615's FTW!!!
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Old 10-19-2007, 04:13 PM   #7
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Falken Azenis 615's FTW!!!

Those have a pretty low tread wear. I've always loves Toyo T1R's they are still pretty aggressive and have decent tread wear as well.
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Old 10-19-2007, 04:14 PM   #8
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Good tire, but for a daily?
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Old 10-19-2007, 04:14 PM   #9
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but they're cheap
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Old 10-19-2007, 04:22 PM   #10
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255/45 is going to be a pretty tall side AND thats going to look funny on a 7.5 inch rim. 235/40 is probably your best bet.
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Old 10-19-2007, 04:29 PM   #11
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i had 245/45 on my 8" rota SDR's. pretty tall sidewall's
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Old 10-19-2007, 04:37 PM   #12
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True...But its a DD...ehh...
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Old 10-19-2007, 04:46 PM   #13
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and.... so should i go get some 195/60/17s for my car because its my dd? smaller the tire the less aerodynamic drag which would make for better gas mileage. and the 60s would give me a more comfortable ride.

i think not.

remember my yokohamas.. those were 235/45/17's and those side walls were tall.
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Old 10-19-2007, 04:51 PM   #14
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I had the falken 452s they are very nice. Still have great grip but good treadwaer and pretty quiet..had them on my bugeye
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Old 10-19-2007, 05:10 PM   #15
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ha ha isnt the biggest that can fit on those would be 245 and that is pushing it???


id get 235s...


What wheels did you end up getting !?! I remember that you had the other thread about looking for wheels.
I bought a new set of Rota Torques. They resemble my stock rims and I was able to get them pretty cheap.
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Old 10-19-2007, 05:14 PM   #16
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Falken Azenis rt-615 I would say are the best for the money. Another good tire that has a softer sidewall, higher wear rating, and is less money is the Kumho MX. The Azenis do wear faster, but they are cheap as hell for what you get.
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Old 10-19-2007, 05:25 PM   #17
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Discount tire online's having 100 bucks off w/ free shipping sale right now. So, whatever you get, go that route.

I had Kumho SPT on my S2000 and was really happy with them for DD/performance duty. Other than that Falken makes some pretty good/inexpensive high treadwear tires.
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Old 10-19-2007, 05:31 PM   #18
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I guess there are a lot of votes here for the Falkens.

I was also looking at Bridgestone RE 960 As Pole Positions or Pirelli Zeros.
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Old 10-19-2007, 05:31 PM   #19
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i have nitto 555's and love them. i think they are 235/45/17
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Old 10-19-2007, 05:34 PM   #20
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ive got bfg g force sports on mine, and i drive 80+ miles a day. they are just getting down to about 4 32nds after 60k miles. best tire i have ever owned. same size too... 225/45zr17. just keep the car aligned and those tires can do no wrong
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For daily driver Azenis or Toyo T1R are definitly a good choice. I plan to put Azenis 225/40/18 on my Speedline ultralites.
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ive got bfg g force sports on mine, and i drive 80+ miles a day. they are just getting down to about 4 32nds after 60k miles. best tire i have ever owned. same size too... 225/45zr17. just keep the car aligned and those tires can do no wrong
I agree with that - really hard-wearing performance tire. I have them on the E30 street wheels, and they're a great street tire. Even held up pretty well for 3 DE sessions at PIR. Not a bad tire at all, and cheap!
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i have nitto 555's and love them. i think they are 235/45/17
used them but they started chumking when i went to the track.now im going with nitto neogens since they are made for cars running lots of camber
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used them but they started chumking when i went to the track.now im going with nitto neogens since they are made for cars running lots of camber
great for a daily driver like he needs tho
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Old 10-20-2007, 05:33 PM   #25
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driving on the falken 452s,great for daily driving, though i miss the stiffer sidewall of the rt-615s. The b etter treadwear on the 452s is a pretty good trade off for my longer highway trips
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