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: Great price on 17" tires at Tire Rack



kylemorg
01-25-2005, 04:25 PM
I was just looking at www.tirerack.com and they have a fantastic price on BF Goodrich Scorcher T/A 215/40WR17's right now... $59 a piece!!!

I've got to see if I've got some credit left or some extra cash next paycheck -- my Kumho's are holding up OK but I can't beat this price. Plus, these are 87W load rating, which is very close to the 88 rating of the OEM tires.

SilverElantra03
01-25-2005, 04:39 PM
i have 205/40/17.....whats the difference between that and 215/40/17?

hyunelan2
01-25-2005, 04:46 PM
10 mm of tire width, and 4 mm of sidewall height.

SilverElantra03
01-25-2005, 04:49 PM
which is better?

hyunelan2
01-25-2005, 04:52 PM
It depends on a whole lot more than just size. It matters what wheels you have, springs/struts (how low the car is), if you have clearance for a wider tire, speedometer calibration, etc, etc, etc. Do some looking around the wheels and tires section.

SilverElantra03
01-25-2005, 04:53 PM
i have stock setup.....

SWortham
01-25-2005, 05:05 PM
IMO, 215/45-17 is the tire to get if you have a sedan with 17x7" wheels. As long as the wheel offset is between 40mm and 45mm, you shouldn't have any issues with clearance. But if the tire does rub the rear fender, then adding negative camber helps. If you have a hatchback, then you may need a smaller tire since the hatchback typically has more clearance issues at the rear fender.

The 215/45 tire is oversized. So it fills the wheel well more nicely than the other options. And the extra sidewall height improves ride quality & reduces the chances of wheel damage (although it's still a risk :rolleyes: ).

There are plenty of threads about tire sizes, rubbing issues, speedometer miscalibration, etc. Do a search for 215/45 and you'll probably see some of them.

kylemorg
01-25-2005, 05:16 PM
SilverElantra03 -- I've got 205/40's right now, too, and find that the speedo is off ~2mph at 60.

You can't beat the price on those tires, and the speedo will only be off by >1mph at 60. They don't have any prices close to that for 215/45 anywhere I've looked, so that's pretty much a moot point.

The point is that these tires will fit, handle well and are cheap right now.

SWortham
01-25-2005, 05:24 PM
Yeah, that is a good price. And you may have issues with 215/45's on a hatchback anyway.

TCSpoiler
01-26-2005, 10:42 PM
excellent find