costs vary so much thats a hard one to answer right off. this topic has been discussed to great length in the wheel and tire forum, and there is even a sticky at the top discussing tire brands and people;s opinions.
It's either Bridgestone Potenza RE92 or Yokohama S32A, either one in 215/45-17.Originally posted by TheOnlyPish@Oct 22 2005, 07:45 PM
I'm sure this topic has been "beaten to death." However, when I try searching for it, it seems that I cannot find it. Has anyone had to replace their tires yet? What is the tC's stock brand of tires? I can't find anything online concerning costs.
are the potenzas any good?! lol compared to what?! maybe the good years I had on my matrix, but not much else!Originally posted by mikeyb3d@Oct 27 2005, 11:27 AM
are the Potenza's any good after they warm up? I was driving to work this morning, and someone pulled out in front of me and I had to stop suddenly, the pavement was cold, but dry... and the car damn near screeeeeeaaached to a stop. The anti-locks were working, but I really thought that I was going to nail this guy.
if I were looking for a tire of the same size, but better quality (grip, cornering etc)- would toyo's, yokohama, whatever be the better choice? I mean, I'm not going to blow 200 bucks on a tire...
I bought them premounted and balanced on/with my 17x7.0 Ace Mantas, so it was included in the price of the wheels+tires and necessary hardware, ~$1200 mounted to my car. The shop that did it for me was very quick, courteous and professional, with very detail and complete documentation and paperwork of the job (just tire mount/balance and wheel mount to car!) plus they threw in a free tool for bolting/unbolting the wheels (not too different from the one that comes with the tC, L-shape, but the head is for sport/race lugs, so no need for an adapter). The shop is Action Tire in Lodi, NJ. I was concerned with possible rubbing at first (due to the +35mm offset and additional positive offset of my big brake kit) so they offered to go on a quick road test with me immediately after mounting the wheels and if for any reason they rubbed at all, they would take them back. Luckily, not even close to rubbing.Originally posted by basilisk4@Oct 28 2005, 09:37 AM
Thanks for the info, Ed. If the handling is good and the ride is very quiet, these are the tires for me. How much did it cost you to have them installed?