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Old 09-13-2019, 09:31 AM   #5
Norm Peterson
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Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: our wrx IS the family sedan
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'19 WRX Limited 6MT
'08 Mustang GT (the toy)

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Originally Posted by drave199 View Post
Minus the other crap above, Iím just looking for someoneís experience with a 245/35 profile tire in relation to ride comfort?
Ride comfort is probably the minor drawback here.

Short-sidewall tires are more likely to experience 'pinch flats', where the sidewall gets pinched between the wheel and something like the far edge of a pothole. Plus there'd be an increased risk of damaging a rim. You might be able to mitigate that to some extent with increased inflation pressures, though that would tend to make the car ride harder and lead to uneven tire wear.

I realize that the current STi runs 245/35's, but at least they're in 19" which gives them slightly greater load capacity and vertical tire stiffness at any given inflation pressure.


Norm
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