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Old 05-19-2003, 06:54 PM   #1
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Hey guys...quick question for you. My parents have a 02 SSEi that needs some new stock size rubber. Any suggestions on a good brand of all season tires? This is a California car. Can you believe they got 62K out of those POS RSA'*? Thanks for the tips.
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Since you want to stay stock size and all season, here are my two of the best:

Michelin Pilot Sport A/* are about $190/tire and are Ultra High Performance All Season tires W rated and are rated at 400 AA A (much higher than POS RSAs)

Dunlop SP Sport A2 are about $119/tire and are High Performance All Season tires H rated and are rated at 420 AA A.

Both are great tires but that'* my two cents. Check tirerack.com for more info on tires if you want.

Hope this helps,
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i'd get a wider tire than stock
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i'd get a wider tire than stock
What size(*) would you recommend. I've gone plus size on my Regal GS, but am unsure what would be a good change for the Bonne. Keep in mind that my parents aren't gonna take well to anything too aggressive. The bad thing is that the stock size seems to be a rather odd size. Not too many manufacturers make this size. Would a 245-50-17 be much different?
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Go to the following website and you can compare two different tire sizes. There are lots of options depending on what you want.

http://www.c5-corvette.com/tirecalc.htm

See how that link works for you.

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Go to the following website and you can compare two different tire sizes. There are lots of options depending on what you want.

http://www.c5-corvette.com/tirecalc.htm

See how that link works for you.

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Yup...I've used this calc. many times in the past. I guess my question would be, would the 245-50'* be a good size for the Bonne. Would there be any rubbing? Does anyone else run this size on a Bonne? etc.

Thanks for the info.
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I put the Michelin Pilot Sport A/*'* on my 2000 Bonneville. I love them they really look good on the car with the rim gaurd and just the way the tread looks. Plus they ride great. I have never had a ploblem with them in wet weather as far as traction goes. I would really recommend them.
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I've got em, too. 245/50ZR-17 on 02 SSEi wheels. I get just a wee little rubbing with the wheel cranked. But I have a 92. There is probably more room in 00+ Bonnies. I love these tires, even though they are pricey.
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