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Old 02-13-2009, 08:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question -- Time For New Tires --- You Choose!

Out of these (205/50/17), under $100.

Which one would be best for FE?
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YOU CHOOSE! I AM BUYING THEM TOMORROW OR SUNDAY, SO DECIDE!



I was thinking the Goodyear RS-A; they come oem on Honda civics, and some say they last about 70k miles so they must be pretty hard even though the rating is only 280 ... ?

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Old 02-13-2009, 08:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Scratch all of the Snow Tires. Maybe the All Season too. Summer tires will have the best tread wear and presumably better RR.
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Old 02-13-2009, 08:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Scratch all of the Snow Tires. Maybe the All Season too. Summer tires will have the best tread wear and presumably better RR.
Sooo... Kumho Ecsta ASX?

Reviews say they have lasted over 50k for some people, and they are harder at 420 AA A
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Lasting longer and being harder has nothing to do with rolling resistance. Many LRR tires are soft and some have low wear ratings. Silica blends seem popular for LRR.
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Hey quick question...

I gave yall all 215/50/17's.. do you think it will be fine to run 205/45/17's?

They are 2lbs lighter, and $20 cheaper... ? I know the speedo will be off 4% but should I do it or just stick with the 50 sidewall?

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alot of choicess under a 205 /50 r 17
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Old 02-15-2009, 07:40 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Hey quick question...

I gave yall all 215/50/17's.. do you think it will be fine to run 205/45/17's?

They are 2lbs lighter, and $20 cheaper... ? I know the speedo will be off 4% but should I do it or just stick with the 50 sidewall?

PLEASE PLEASE HELP IM BUYING TODAY...!

Hopefully, you did not buy the 45 series tires. They are lower in load carrying capacity and that increases the risk of a load related tire failure, which sometimes has tragic consequences.
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Well I ended up getting the Kumho Ecsta ASX in 205/50/17.

They seem to last to over 50k regularly, weigh 22 lbs, have a 420 AA A rating, and can be inflated to 51psi

So they are a bit skinnier than my current tires (the ones that came with the car), those were 215's... and those could only be inflated to 42psi; so we will see what the gains are hopefully 1-2mpg's can be possible.
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Well I ended up getting the Kumho Ecsta ASX in 205/50/17.

They seem to last to over 50k regularly, weigh 22 lbs, have a 420 AA A rating, and can be inflated to 51psi

So they are a bit skinnier than my current tires (the ones that came with the car), those were 215's... and those could only be inflated to 42psi; so we will see what the gains are hopefully 1-2mpg's can be possible.
Well, what I said about the 205/45R17's applies to the 205/50R17's, just less so. They are smaller in load carrying capacity than your original tires - even considering the additonal inflation pressure you will be using.

Watch these tires very carefully for signs of bulges. You live in one of those areas that have been identified as problem areas for tire durability!
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Yes no I will definitely keep an eye out, even though I have removed about 80lbs of weight from my car so that should help a tad bit.

What I thought about was that my car (4cyl) and the 6cyl model have the same tires, and of course they have to put tires that fit the 6cyl weight- in other words, its probably a bit much for the less weight 4cyl model... get me?

Also, I looked at the 215 tires that I have right now and actually they have the same exact max load rating on them as these 205's (probably because the 205's have a higher UTQG rating thus a harder sidewall most likely).

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