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I was going to stay with the stock SX rim so you think a 245 will work?
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I'm going 235, just waiting to milk the last bit off the stock rubber before, the rainy season starts here in SoCal. I would not think that a 245 would be the best choice. Here is the rationale, and I know nothing. Heat, sidewall stress, possible rubbing max turn in. I don't particularly want to put a 245 on a wheel which stock came with a 225, in the 100+ heat here in southern california, then do 120 for five miles and take a few hard turns to see if same fails. Only going +1 here, to a 235, seems a bit better match. No nothing about physics but it seems intuitive that if one trys to cram a wider tire on a wheel then excess heat will result. Well, have fun with that.
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Thanks. I know less than you so can't refute anything you said. I just think the car looks a bit weak from the back with such narrow shoes. Like everything else though.
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i have 245/45-18 Michelin Primacy tires on my stock 2012 SX rims and my ride is great, noise level low and i have yet to hear any wheel rub in 5K miles. also, makes the car look way more aggressive. hope this helps!
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Thanks SX NY. Good to know. they do not rub? Is there much sidewall that extends past the rim with the wider tire?
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Sorry, meant "good to know they do not rub."
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lol - got u, TK27. they do NOT rub at all and the bit of additional sidewall protection they provide the rims has kept them from being scratched, despite regular parallel parking against crazy, jagged curbs and rim-ruining potholes that we are famous for here in NY, NY.

other than the cost, i can't think of any reason not to switch tires. i did it even though my car is a lease. based on the comments, though, i read here and in the other forum, i didn't feel my hankooks would make it to the 36,000 mile mark here in the city. i would much rather enjoy my michelin's from the start than suffer through the hankooks only to have to replace them in the last year of my lease. even a lease needs to be turned in with matched, drive-able tires.

it also doesn't hurt that they look hot!

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Good point on the lease SX NY. I own so I think I will get every last mile out of my OEM tires and then upgrade. If you are so inclined to post a picture or two that would be awesome. Rear view would be great.
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Smile Goodyear triple tread ???

Has anybody tried a set of the Goodyear triple tread tires yet. I had a set on our last vechicle and I really liked them.
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Pulled the trigger on BFG Comp 2 235's
Just got them today, so no real comments yet other than the exclamation point indicator on the dash was on (low traction light?), and then after restarting the car for another drive it was off. $924 with tax and tire warranty at Discount Tire. Couple pics:
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