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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-04-2017 Thread Starter
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Tire question

Hello everyone, I am new on here and seeking advice. My wife has an 07 Pony package with the original Pirelli 235/55 ZR17 tires. Yeh I know 10 year old tires. She has under 30,000 miles on it. Well it's time to replace them because the sidewalls are cracking, and she wants a tire that is not such a low profile, a little more side wall. I know it won't corner curves as well, but big deal my wife and I don't go racing the back roads with helmets on at break neck speeds. It has 17 X 8 rims, so what tires would be best for a little smoother ride with out going extreme? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I don't want to screw up and do anything Stupid.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-04-2017
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Honestly running to a local reputable tireshop would give you better idea since the area you live in might have harsher roads than others. You can also see the tires and determine which one works for your application. Good Luck!

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-05-2017 Thread Starter
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Thanks ndnashlenz, I have been reading into it past couple of days and it appears that most people go wider and search for larger rims. We enjoy our pony car it doesn't see any rain or bad weather. We got a subaru for that.

We ordered it june 2007 pony package, leather and no decals. We don't hotrod or burn the tires, but living in east Tennessee we do have lots of mountain roads that we run for fun. We were going to go to Charlottesville and run the Skyline drive and then come back on the Blue Ridge Parkway. But I didn't realize the tires were in bad shape.

Thanks again, and I am going to contact the dealer or a reputable tire shop to see what I can do.

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When I replaced my OEM tires on my OEM 17x8's I went with a set of 255-50-17 they looked great. No issues with rubbing neither hope this helps


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