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front tires are bald as hell, back 2 are patched making them shit as well. parked tongiht and realized my front tire had a leak in it. time for new tires!

need some recommendations

im looking for a 225/45/17 highest performance ALL SEASON

would like to keep the UTQG (wear rating) over 300

thanks in advance....
 

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Bridgestone Potenza RE950 comes to mind...which I've used on a different vehicle.

The following are choices in that size from tirerack.com:
Avon Tech M550 A/S
Continental ContiExtreme Contact
Kumho Ecsta ASX
Michelin Pilot Sport A/S
Pirelli P Zero Nero M&S
Sumitomo HTR+
Yokohama AVS dB S2
Bridgestone Potenza G009
 

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thanks...

been browsing around this morning and i like the pirellies but i think im going to go with some BFG's again.

btw, what is a ZR speed rating? i understand the system but why is it Z & a R?

anyone have any experiance with them?

g-Force Sport
Great dry handling and affordability. Z-speed rated.

225/45ZR-17 91 RBL


Specifications:
Treadwear: 340
Traction: A
Temperature: A
Speed Rating: ZR




thanks :cool:
 

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do Not Put 225 Tires On Stock Wheels!

theres been debates on this, but ive never personally heard, seen a thread, or witnessed a tire come off the rim. danny drove around on 225's with 400+ wheel hp and said he never had a problem. i dont plan on going autocrossing or anything either :D ive also seen many people use deflated bfg drag radials on stock wheels running around 15 psi. i think i'll be fine. :confused:
 

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http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findTireSection.do?mk=&yr=2004&vid=007507

please read^^
(taken from what are tires sizes for)

What are These Sizes For?

Some people keep the same wheels and tires that came on their vehicle when they purchased it. Others choose to add a level of personalization and enhance performance of their vehicle by installing new wheels and tires. This is commonly referred to as "Plus Sizing". When installing wheels that are 1" larger in diameter than the original wheels, this is called "Plus One". A wheel that is 2" larger would be "Plus Two", and so on. Since the original tires will not fit the larger wheels, new tires must be installed in the appropriate size. A "Plus Zero" application refers to installing a different size tire, say, slightly wider than the original tires, but one that will still fit on the original wheels.
 

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Easy said:
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findTireSection.do?mk=&yr=2004&vid=007507

please read^^
(taken from what are tires sizes for)

What are These Sizes For?

Some people keep the same wheels and tires that came on their vehicle when they purchased it. Others choose to add a level of personalization and enhance performance of their vehicle by installing new wheels and tires. This is commonly referred to as "Plus Sizing". When installing wheels that are 1" larger in diameter than the original wheels, this is called "Plus One". A wheel that is 2" larger would be "Plus Two", and so on. Since the original tires will not fit the larger wheels, new tires must be installed in the appropriate size. A "Plus Zero" application refers to installing a different size tire, say, slightly wider than the original tires, but one that will still fit on the original wheels.
They say that but wont let you order them
http://www.srtforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=182773
 

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Easy said:
theres been debates on this, but ive never personally heard, seen a thread, or witnessed a tire come off the rim. danny drove around on 225's with 400+ wheel hp and said he never had a problem. i dont plan on going autocrossing or anything either :D
I have put a 225/55/16 tire on a 6 inch rim before with no issues. They were on the track too-for two days straight in addition to a normal life span of civilian driving. What you choose is your preference (width, sidewall bulge)-always keep in mind what you plan on doing with the tire. Tires are made with a range of rim width in mind-don't exceed that in either direction. Good luck.
 

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sorry to bring back an old thread but, i brought my tires/rims to my uncle since hes a mechanic and can mount/balance them for free.

he called me up today saying he is having problems with them. he said the machine is a brand new top of the line machine, and can put on low profile without scratching or damaging the rims. i dropped the wheels off after school and he called me up an hour later saying hes having trouble.

the tires are 215/45/17 bfg g-Force Sport the ones i posted above. whats the deal here? :mad: i feel like an asshole because he offered to help me out for free, behind his bosses back and he said it took him an hour to get 1 tire on. :(
 

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sounds like he's just having a problem, or is not familiar with how to mount a low profile tire. all four of mine were mounted and balanced and on the car in less than an hour, no reason why he shouldn't be able to do the same.
 

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should have gone with 615 azenis. i know people r gonna tell u that they suck in the rain but it has been raining hard as hell here and they dont even spin at all. i even thought they were gonna spin but they only do it if i get on it hard. next tire is gonna be nitto nto1 yee yee :smilie_st
 

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no way man, need something to last me until i sell the car in march hehe. anyway i got the tires on. the deal was he didn't have some sort of tool to make low profile tires easier to get on the rims. oh well. got the tool from a friend and got it done! woot!
 

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i think i'm gonna get those tires this weekend.....they look nice...but i'm worried cuz the stock bf's went completely to shit after 15k miles.....i can only imagin these will do the same
 

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i think i'm gonna get those tires this weekend.....they look nice...but i'm worried cuz the stock bf's went completely to shit after 15k miles.....i can only imagin these will do the same
there not supose to wear as fast. but i know what you mean.... i dont plan on driving 15k miles in the next 5-6 months anyway :D
 

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well anyway the cars been back on the road and i like the tires, lower profile sidewalls as well as being stiffer make them Fun for where i live up in the reservations (mike knows) :D . anyway they are much more predicatable than the oem bfg's around the twisties. they hook decently, even with a moist road (it rained earlier). im ganna go to the track one last time with the car, when the tires are still new. ill report back. :dance2:
 

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What was the problem with getting the tires on? I have used "top of the line" machines at work and school and have mounted serveral low profile tires without a problem. I did my tires on an old machine without any issues as well.

Just curious...
 

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front tires are bald as hell, back 2 are patched making them shit as well. parked tongiht and realized my front tire had a leak in it. time for new tires!
need some recommendations
im looking for a 225/45/17 highest performance ALL SEASON
would like to keep the UTQG (wear rating) over 300
thanks in advance....

Just buy snow tires for the winter and get some summer tires after it stops snowing.
 
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