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Old 04-10-2006, 11:23 PM   #1
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Im gonna change my tires on my SSEi,

Im wondering if some 245/55 R17 will be a lot heavier than original 235/55/R17?

I want wider tires but if i lose power from it ill stay with 235, depend how much it can hurt performance.

Any idea?
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For any amount of weight you gain, you'll still be able to put more power to the ground with wider rubber. Handling will improve as well. I say go for it, man!
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Don't even question it.
Go with 255 / 50 R 17'*
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originals are 235? mine are 225 right now
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Don't even question it.
Go with 255 / 50 R 17'*
Thats what I'm thinking about going with. Will they fit with out any problems. I know that the 255/50'* are about the same height as the 235/55'* but ate like a inch or litle more wider.
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alot of us with the 17" wheels move up to 255/50-17 tires.
i had 65k on my Michelins (235/55HR17) darn good tire , just wanted a wider tire and the BFG'* G-Force T/A KDWS only set me back $132.00 (US) a tire. the BFG'* have the same treadwear rating (400) as the Michelin'* so i hope to get about the same mileage. the 255/50-17 tire has the same diam. as the stock tires just a little wider. the car looks good with the wider tires and they dont rub at all, GM should have offered the 255'* as a option. 235/5517 are the stock size for the 17" wheels. 245/55-17 may be to tall. my MPG did drop by .4 mpg on the highway but the car handles WAY better with the 255'*.
get the 255'*.

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Thx! i will go for those 255/50 R17 !!
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Just come back from a place to look at price, the only make he found for 255/50 R17 is Bridgstone Fuzion.
Wich look like that:
http://www.1010tires.com/images/tire..._fuzion_lg.jpg

238$ canadian each. not too bad considering my all season Goodyear eagle RSA 235/55 R17 cost me 250$ each.

everything with tire balance and 4 wheel alignment cost 1199$.


Anybody know if theres another brand that make it in 255/50R17 ?


edit: found that one too, but to find them here: http://www.kumhousa.com/Products/Ptn...tion=PtnDetail look better in my opinion.
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There are several other companie that have 255/50/17'*. I googled the tire size and it pulled up alot. I'm think about going with that same tire.
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THE TIRE RACK HAS GOOD CHOICE AND PRICES

http://www.tirerack.com/index.jsp
They sell the stock 235/17/50 Goodyear RSA for $138 (and ya I had to look twice at the price..) Here'* some in the size you want
And they have alot more
They sell the Fuzions for$108!
Bridgestone Potenza RE750
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SPECIAL OFFER:Get a $50 rebate on four of these tires.
Overview | Specs | Warranty | Reviews | Test Results | Survey Results
Sidewall Style: Blackwall

Size: 255/50WR17
Serv. Desc: 101W
Price: $164.00
Estimated Availability: In Stock
Qty:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8



Road Hazard Program $78.72 total with four tire purchase



Fuzion ZRi
(Ultra High Performance Summer)
Overview | Specs | Warranty | Reviews | Test Results | Survey Results
Sidewall Style: Blackwall

Size: 255/50WR17
Serv. Desc: 101W
Price: $108.00
Estimated Availability: In Stock
Qty:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8



Road Hazard Program $51.84 total with four tire purchase



Kumho ECSTA SPT
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Overview | Specs | Warranty | Reviews | Test Results | Survey Results
Sidewall Style: Blackwall

Size: 255/50WR17
Serv. Desc: 101W
Price: $103.00
Estimated Availability: In Stock
Qty:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8



Road Hazard Program $49.44 total with four tire purchase



Kumho ECSTA Supra 712
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Overview | Specs | Warranty | Reviews | Test Results | Survey Results
Sidewall Style: Blackwall

Size: 255/50WR17
Serv. Desc: 101W
Price: $100.00
Estimated Availability: In Stock
Qty:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8



Road Hazard Program $48.00 total with four tire purchase



BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDWS
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Overview | Specs | Warranty | Reviews | Survey Results
Sidewall Style: Blackwall

Size: 255/50WR17
Serv. Desc: 101W
Price: $135.00
Estimated Availability: In Stock
Qty:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8



Road Hazard Program $64.80 total with four tire purchase



Kumho ECSTA ASX
(Ultra High Performance All-Season)
Overview | Specs | Warranty | Reviews | Test Results | Survey Results
Sidewall Style: Blackwall

Size: 255/50WR17
Serv. Desc: 101W
Price: $99.00
Estimated Availability: In Stock
Qty:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8



Road Hazard Program $47.52 total with four tire purchase
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