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Best 17"street tires/without breaking the bank

I bought a set of threepiece bbs fuchs a little while back and just wondering what tires i should run,its a street car.

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The wheels are 9.5&12s,thanks guys/gals/rawknee

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The rim sizes you have narrow the tire sizes and the tire sizes narrow the manufacturers.
9.5 & 12 x17 means 255/40 and 315/35 wide tires. You can run different sizes but those are probably optimal. Search availability for both widths and the choices become very limited which answers your question pretty fast.
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Nitto NT05 is available in that size and pretty good tire.

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I run kumho 245/40 & 335/35 on the same size rims
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For street usage, I found my way to the Kumho's, too, cuz I found that the expensive ones would burn through just as quickly as the cheapies.
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I running 9 &11s on hre540s wheels now with 255/35/18s&295/3518 rears is it possible to run the same size tires only in a 17?

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I've had experience over a relatively short time span and found the Kumho Ecsta and Continental Extreme Contact on different ends of the sport driving spectrum. Both affordable, the Kumho were great for Canyon Carving but sidewall stiffness provided a somewhat harsh ride. I felt every bridge joint, every highway seam. The Continental's were much forgiving ride quality-wise, but gave up somewhat when driving 8/10's. Not a significant loss, but i could feel a little bit of slip in corners.
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I had Kumho's on my 16x7 and 16x9 Fuchs when they were available in oversizes close enough to work with those rims. I did not like them and they eventually cupped so bad I thought I had bad wheel bearings. (i have Pilot Sports now on 17s now.)
One interesting thing about the Kumhos on track days was they were the most predictable tire I've ever used. They would begin to howl and just slightly push towards the outside when you were at the limits of the tire (which was a very low limit, btw) but there was no mistaking where you were. Probably a very good tire to learn what the edge feels like at lower intensity.
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My best experience with a 315 / 35 is with the Nitto Motivo all-season. I've put them on a car with 20 inch rims. I dunno if they make them in 17 inch sizes, though. A 17 inch tire that wide with a low profile is going to be a very rare bird very soon. If you have the capability you may want to explore your options for the future, because tires only last 3-5 years before they become unpredictable and unsafe , whether you drive them or not.
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Thats what i am running now,continental exteme and i like the way they ride,and if you live in california with the lack of rd maintenance freeway/mountain rds you need a nice riding tire..

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Been using the nitto 555s and they aren't bad for the price point.
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Very few street tire choices to fit those rims. Most of the common 17s end at 255 width so you probably need to look around and see what is possible. Maybe 888s??
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Nitto NT05 is available in that size and pretty good tire.

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I just called american tire depot and they have a 315/35/17 for 219.00 per tire but they dont have a 255 245 235.frnts.I know they make them.nitto nt05

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I'm running Continental Extremes on my 18" wheels.
Decent everyday tires.
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My best experience with a 315 / 35 is with the Nitto Motivo all-season. I've put them on a car with 20 inch rims. I dunno if they make them in 17 inch sizes, though. A 17 inch tire that wide with a low profile is going to be a very rare bird very soon. If you have the capability you may want to explore your options for the future, because tires only last 3-5 years before they become unpredictable and unsafe , whether you drive them or not.
Don't think the 17" options are going to disappear for quite awhile. Corvettes had 17's (and they were pretty wide) for a number of years. They may be only "Extreme Summer" versus "Ultra", but who cares?
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Looks like mostly comp tires in this size

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Probably go with the toyo proxies r888,they look good,does anyone know how they grip&ride

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Probably go with the toyo proxies r888,they look good,does anyone know how they grip&ride

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Good dry grip at the top of the streetable tires, decent in rain, firm sidewall for crisp turn-in and firm ride. These are 100TW DOT-R compounds that are useable on the street. Only good for 3-4k miles on the rear.
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Good dry grip at the top of the streetable tires, decent in rain, firm sidewall for crisp turn-in and firm ride. These are 100TW DOT-R compounds that are useable on the street. Only good for 3-4k miles on the rear.
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