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Old 09-10-2018, 03:16 PM   #1
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Tyre Question

Turns out that I might be too old for the new ride.... Currently running on 19" (245/35R19). I'm thinking of going to an 18" wheel with a higher side wall bc of road noise and comfort.

I've been told that even staying with the 19" wheels that the Michelin Pilot Sport would be quieter and more comfy. Plus, they seems to have longer tread life.

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Turns out that I might be too old for the new ride.... Currently running on 19" (245/35R19). I'm thinking of going to an 18" wheel with a higher side wall bc of road noise and comfort.

I've been told that even staying with the 19" wheels that the Michelin Pilot Sport would be quieter and more comfy. Plus, they seems to have longer tread life.

Thanks for the input.
I donít know if they make them in a 19, but the Bridgestone serenity is a very quiet comfortable tire.
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Jump up to a 40 and get a touring tire.
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Turns out that I might be too old for the new ride.... Currently running on 19" (245/35R19). I'm thinking of going to an 18" wheel with a higher side wall bc of road noise and comfort.

I've been told that even staying with the 19" wheels that the Michelin Pilot Sport would be quieter and more comfy. Plus, they seems to have longer tread life.

Thanks for the input.
What car?
What tires are on it?
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I donít know if they make them in a 19, but the Bridgestone serenity is a very quiet comfortable tire.
I'm not sure I want to go that far as the suspension might be a little too aggressive for such a tire. Then again, I might be wrong. It has happened (many times)
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Jump up to a 40 and get a touring tire.
I'm thinking a 40 or 45 on an 18" wheels. I don't think a 40 will fit on the 19s. Again, not sure about a touring tire with the suspension. Something I'm looking into.
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https://www.tirerack.com/content/tir.../homepage.html

These guys have really good tire reviews for reserach. Not worth ordering from them any more as Discount costs about same
Yep. Good place for get info and the pricing isn't terrible.
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18 Subaru STI w/Yokohama Advan Sport V105


Not too terribly worried about wear. I'd like to get 15-20k out of a set. Really concerned about road noise and not up the handling. This thing corners like nothing else. Esp for the price. However, when cruising on the freeway-- the cabin noise is too much.
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A lot of tire shop have a policy if you donít like it, they will take them back but only for a couple days. Go try some new shoes and see if you like them.
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No ? Hmmm. I'll look into that. thanks.
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I'm not sure I want to go that far as the suspension might be a little too aggressive for such a tire. Then again, I might be wrong. It has happened (many times)

I'm thinking a 40 or 45 on an 18" wheels. I don't think a 40 will fit on the 19s. Again, not sure about a touring tire with the suspension. Something I'm looking into.

Yep. Good place for get info and the pricing isn't terrible.



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Not too terribly worried about wear. I'd like to get 15-20k out of a set. Really concerned about road noise and not up the handling. This thing corners like nothing else. Esp for the price. However, when cruising on the freeway-- the cabin noise is too much.

The Yokohama's are pretty stiff.
The new Pilot 4S give good grip and handle ride very well.
They are available in your size as well.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...omCompare1=yes
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The Pilot 4S is the one I've been leaning towards. Great minds think alike. Would you stick with the 19s or swap them out for 18s? I'm thinking the car might be a little more fun with the smaller rims and taller tires. Thoughts?
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The 18" might give it a much softer ride, at the expense of a little squirm in the corners.
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