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Old 04-13-2012, 07:30 PM   #1
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need opinions on tires

so just picked up my rims, i now need to get tires!
rim size is 18x7.5

im looking for american brand only!

went to discount tire, guy there said biggest i can put is 245/40/18
he said best tire would be coope rs3a? i believe thats what its called
he never told me anything about running a 225-235

guy at belle tire said i should stay with stock size but go with 225/50/18
because if i go wider, the tire will not sit right with rims, i will have 'too much tire on them'
i do have eibachs on my car

i have to check tire rack but idk what to choose..
would like to keep price of tire between around 160 each
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:11 AM   #2
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Tire rack is a great source, All the information to buy a good tire is there. as far as sizing goes a 225/50/18 should fit pretty well.
a 225mm tire is a little over 8.5" wide. So it'll sit wider on the rim as it is. You don't want to go with too wide of a tire, I've heard of the tire slipping from the rim, or more commonly just rubbing issues.

Check out this tire rack tech article.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete....jsp?techid=46

Give you a good idea of it all and maybe with some measuring you can get some real good fitment going.
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:58 AM   #3
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I have 225/50R18 RS3-A's and I absolutely love them. I would recommend them to anyone.

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Old 04-18-2012, 04:34 PM   #4
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so i went to discount tire today and went with a 225/45/18
i still dont know what to get any one have these tires on their cars?

BFGoodrich G-force KDW NT

Nitto Invo
Nitto NT 555 Extereme Performance
Nitto Motivo

Cooper Rs3-a (best choice so far) 40,000 mile warranty
Cooper rs3-s (summer tire) no warranty

Yokohama Yk580
if anyone could help or have any other good reccomendations thatll be wonderful
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:17 PM   #5
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I would suggest searching for those tires on TireRack.com And look at the surveys. You'll see the ratings for comfort, noise, dry and wet traction. And really useful customer reviews.

I went with Kumho Ecstas 4x, it's an Ultra high performance all season tire... And I love em!
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they only have the BFGoodrich brand on their... Nitto is a sub company of toyo but its not listed...
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Can't go wrong with the Zeon's. It's a good performing all season tire and has a very firm sidewall. Works very well on Michigan roads.

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Old 04-18-2012, 09:25 PM   #8
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yeah i think im pretty content on those, since these are just going to be on in the summer idk if its better just to get an all season tire or get a summer like the cooper rs3-s or the bf goodrich or one of the nittos
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I'd say go with a good summer tire, But don't sacrifice the noise level for performance. I really sticky grippy tire is going to be loud, It'll drive GREAT but is it worth the everyday drive? I guess if you plan to have quite a bit of fun racing around and stuff then it's worth it. I've seen really good summer tires around the web they look like they'll offer fantastic grip, but still handle water extremely well. While preserving a quiet comfortable ride. Though the tread patterns may not be as attractive and more generic looking.
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:03 PM   #10
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well its between these 4 tires, whichever i can get the best deal on id get them... the only all season tire im dead on is the coopers

bf goodrich KDW

Nitto Motivo

and the nitto NT 555 Extreme


tread pattern does come into play but its very little and i believe all these tires is made in USA which is a huge plus
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Hi,

You mentionned YOKOHAMA previously....3 weeks ago i put new YOKOHAMA Avid Ascend (225-50-17) on my G6, 08, 3.5L. There new model of 2012. Extra silent , excellent on dry and wet pavement. They touring tires or summer tires if you want. No good at all in the snow (living in Montreal i have also 4 snow tires). Treadwear of this model is 740 . Look at this indicator cause it's give an idea of the lifetime of the tire (also depend how you drive) Paid 720$ -installed and my pressure sensors calibrated from a small shop of a friend of mine. This model is available for your size 225-50-18 and fit for 7 inches rim.
Since 18 inches tires are more expensives than 17, you should add at least an 100$ for the whole set. But again, lower is treadwear number, less milleage you gonna do with the tires. I wouldnt buy a tire with a treadwear lower than 500. Low numbers mean soft gum-mean tires could last maby only 20 K M. So in paying more, your tires could at least twice. If you oriented your choice for american tires, again,look at the treadwear.

Good luck and hope you wil find what is more suitable for your car

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Hi,

You mentionned YOKOHAMA previously....3 weeks ago i put new YOKOHAMA Avid Ascend (225-50-17) on my G6, 08, 3.5L. There new model of 2012. Extra silent , excellent on dry and wet pavement. They touring tires or summer tires if you want. No good at all in the snow (living in Montreal i have also 4 snow tires). Treadwear of this model is 740 . Look at this indicator cause it's give an idea of the lifetime of the tire (also depend how you drive) Paid 720$ -installed and my pressure sensors calibrated from a small shop of a friend of mine. This model is available for your size 225-50-18 and fit for 7 inches rim.
Since 18 inches tires are more expensives than 17, you should add at least an 100$ for the whole set. But again, lower is treadwear number, less milleage you gonna do with the tires. I wouldnt buy a tire with a treadwear lower than 500. Low numbers mean soft gum-mean tires could last maby only 20 K M. So in paying more, your tires could at least twice. If you oriented your choice for american tires, again,look at the treadwear.

Good luck and hope you wil find what is more suitable for your car

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NOTE:

In my previous reply, about treadwear. When you on TIRERACK.COM, you will see on a tire description these 4 letters - UTQG - followed by a number. That the treadwear
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Just got some Continental Extreme Contact DWS a month ago they've been great so far. 50,000 mile tire to and the have great grip in the corners.


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Just got some Continental Extreme Contact DWS a month ago they've been great so far. 50,000 mile tire to and the have great grip in the corners.


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was looking at those but they are a german company which means they are usually on bmw's merc, etc... not saying its a bad tire, but im looking into american made tires
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