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Originally Posted by Noah930 View Post
I realize that the audience here on the Turbo forum isn't as large as on the Technical side. But you guys will better understand my predicament due to sizing issues (as opposed to the Technical forum, where I'll get about 37 tire recommendations for sizes that don't exist for our wider-tired cars). Looking for a canyon carving street tire, which may see some occasional DE use. Wheels will be a set of 17-inchers, in 9" and 11" widths. I'm thinking of 245/40/17 or 245/45/17 for the fronts, and 315/35/17 for the rears (as I can't find any non-race tires in 285 or 295 widths).

Looking at Tire Rack, Discount Tire Direct, Edge Racing, and Tires Easy, I've only found the following tire brands/models that fit the above sizes. Any recommendations?

Kumho Ecsta XS
Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3
Sumitomo HTR Z
Nitto NT555

Sumitomos are the cheapest, at around $400 for a full set. Goodyears are about $1000 a set. Kumhos are a little less at around $800. Do you get what you pay for? Any FHE?

Any other tires that are still available that fit these sizes/criteria?
If you want actual performance stats, the goodyear and kumho will take it, especially in dry weather. But those differences are not always worth the price difference depending on your personal opinion. Sumis tend to be heavier than other tires in the class. I consider that a performance disadvantage. Two or three extra pounds per corner.

Last edited by DDDD; 12-31-2008 at 07:12 AM..
Old 12-31-2008, 07:08 AM
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