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Old 03-13-2019, 07:40 AM   #1
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Tire Help!

Hi all, I just found a bubble on the sidewall of my Hankook Ventas v2ís, so Iím thinking itís time for new tires! I love the Hankooks, but Iím wondering if there are other options that are more ďrider friendlyĒ.

Iíve been having to make a 12 mile drive to my catís vet 3x a week these past few weeks and will have to continue doing so for the next few months, so Iím wondering if changing the height of my sidewalls will make the ride any smoother and be relatively quiet in terms of road noise. And how big can I go on stock 17í wheels without rub??

Once the cat is ok, I do plan on installing my Tein S. Tech lowering springs, so Iíd like to keep that ~1Ē drop in mind. Thanks in advance!
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Hi all, I just found a bubble on the sidewall of my Hankook Ventas v2ís, so Iím thinking itís time for new tires! I love the Hankooks, but Iím wondering if there are other options that are more ďrider friendlyĒ.

Iíve been having to make a 12 mile drive to my catís vet 3x a week these past few weeks and will have to continue doing so for the next few months, so Iím wondering if changing the height of my sidewalls will make the ride any smoother and be relatively quiet in terms of road noise. And how big can I go on stock 17í wheels without rub??

Once the cat is ok, I do plan on installing my Tein S. Tech lowering springs, so Iíd like to keep that ~1Ē drop in mind. Thanks in advance!
Your only choice will be 225/45/17. They are just slightly taller than the stock size tire so this might give the ride quality you are looking for, but that also depends on what brand tires you get. Also, this will not rub with your Tein springs either.
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225 section as mentioned already is about as wide as you'd want to go, 215 really is optimal for a 7" wheel though.

The hankooks are around a 300 tread wear. The Falken FK510's are in a similar category and price range(cheaper actually)

I'm currently looking at a set of those my self, after considering the hankooks for a while.
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Sidewall height may help a little with comfort, but sidewall stiffness also plays a factor.

Tread pattern determines road noise mostly.

I would say try the Continental ExtremeContact. They tend to have a slightly softer sidewall for a summer performance tire.
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Sidewall height may help a little with comfort, but sidewall stiffness also plays a factor.
This x1000. Ride comfort is more a function of tire construction than size. Check Tire Rack test reports, customer surveys, and reviews.

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Ah, but there's more than one Conti "ExtremeContact"...

ExtremeContact DW: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests...y.jsp?ttid=190
What We Liked: Impressive wet traction and comfortable road manners
What We'd Improve: More precise steering response and handling
Conclusion: A great choice for anyone wanting solid overall capability

ExtremeContact Sport: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests...y.jsp?ttid=223
What We Liked: Responsive steering and very strong wet traction.
What We'd Improve: Road manners aren't as refined as the other tires in this test.
Conclusion: Continental has really stepped up their Max Performance Summer game with this one.
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This x1000. Ride comfort is more a function of tire construction than size. Check Tire Rack test reports, customer surveys, and reviews.


Ah, but there's more than one Conti "ExtremeContact"...

ExtremeContact DW: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests...y.jsp?ttid=190
What We Liked: Impressive wet traction and comfortable road manners
What We'd Improve: More precise steering response and handling
Conclusion: A great choice for anyone wanting solid overall capability

ExtremeContact Sport: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests...y.jsp?ttid=223
What We Liked: Responsive steering and very strong wet traction.
What We'd Improve: Road manners aren't as refined as the other tires in this test.
Conclusion: Continental has really stepped up their Max Performance Summer game with this one.
Sorry. I forget there is the new one. The DW is the comfy one. The poor steering response is a trade off for softer sidewall. It's not horrible though
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Thanks y’all! Just ordered some continental dws06! Really wanted the falken just to look cool, but comfort is my main concern.... for now....... really appreciate the feedback!
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