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Old 02-21-2008, 10:06 PM   #1
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Default need tire recomendations please.

i want to get some tires for my new rims i have had for some months now still in the boxes.
they are 20x8 i believe and i want some good traction as well as tread wear.

i am not looking to spend more then $500-600.

can anyone recomend a brand and the best size for my 95 se.? thanks
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Old 02-21-2008, 10:34 PM   #2
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20x8? That'* a big wheel. I can't be 100% accurate on this but you'll probably need to get really wide tires(to fit the 8" wheel). Possibly too wide without doing some modifying to your wheel wells. If anything go/talk to a local tire shop and see what they can fit on that size wheel. You may be able to get a 245 tire on there, hopefully someone here has done this on 90'* style Bonne that can say for sure.
As for tire brands I can't recommend any for that size wheel. In my experience the bigger the wheel the bigger the price of the tire.
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www.tirerack.com has you down for 245/40R20 to keep the stock tire height.

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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Compar...0&startIndex=0

I personally recommend the BFG G/Force T/A KDW, (I have the KDWS, in a 235 50R1 but it'* way outside the price range you wanted.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....e1=yes&place=5


Keep in mind that even though this is a 245, you may still rub inside the well. Also, your ride is gonna be very rough. You're taking away a lot of shock absorption with such a skinny sidewall.

BTW, you got pics of the rims?
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Edit: beaten ^^ and misread the wheel size as 18s

I am using yokohama avid trz, they are a vast improvement over the stock tires as far as road noise and dry/wet/snow/ice traction. the ride seems a little stiffer as does the handleing. They do not come in an 18 tho but i beleive the higher rating yokohamas do. i bought them off tirerack.com for around 200 cheaper then the tire dealers I called. I am not sure of the tires you need but did a search for 245/45/18s and the cheapest I could find in an all season was 167 each (668 for 4). I would reccomend going on tirerack.com and looking for tires in your size that have a high user reveiw in the areas that are important to you from a large user base. If you both want to get the wheels on right now and want high traction tires with low road noise I would research the tires you want and if they are outside your pricerange (I think you might be looking at 800-900 installed with hazerd protection) then plan to save for them and to get the wheels on right now check around for a used tire shop in your area with a reputation for quality work (dont just go anywhere some places will scratch up your wheels) and pick up a set of used tires for 120-200ish until you can afford the ones you want.
When I picked my tires they were about 400 more then i had at the time so I picked up some used ones for 100 installed from a place some friends use alot until I could get the good ones. On a side note when i was paying a gigantic rooster came and took a big bird **** on the cash register that was allready plastered all over with crap.
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If you have really bad, cheap stock tires and then upgrade to some of the finest tires for your 20" wheels, you may not feel much of a ride quality change. In fact, if you upon changing the wheels also freshen up your suspension with performance-oriented tie rods and such, you should get a better handling car. It'* good you've got such a budget for your 4 tires as a good brand like the aforementioned Yokohama and the like can retain quite a bit of ride quality, even on a shorter tire sidewall.
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and this is the look i was going for.

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Wow, a Bonneville coupé! That'* cool. Is that in your To Do list?
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