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i assume u'r talking 17". the 205-45-17 pirelli pzeros are really prone to blow outs due to potholes...i had 3 + 1 bulge (all paid by cities using claims). i've heard the kuhmos don't do that as often. 215-40-17 are too thin and have too low a load rating for our 850...i rolled one off a little too much and air leaked...pressure was ok at 36psi prior. 215-45-17 seem to be the best u can go with, unfortunately, it rubs on certain applications (each car is diff, but it happens more to 850 than s/v70).<P>btw..i have two bent rims because of the blowouts with the pzeros...too bad i found out too late to have it included in the claims against the cities
 

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hmmmm<BR>sounds horrible really<P>You wouldn't recommend me getting 17" rims and 205/45/17 or 215s would you?<P>and any other people have something to say about their rims and tires? would like to hear from you<P>
 

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nono...that's not what i'm saying <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif">. if u want 17", by all means, go for it...after all, i did too <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif">. just stay away from the 215-40-17 and pzeros 205-45-17 and if possible, get as much protection for the wheel as possible. i have heard nice things about kuhmo's 205-45-17 ecsta supra 712 (i think it's the 712)...quite possible the best bang for buck. others have tried yokohama prada.<P>u just have to really pay attention to the road and avoid potholes...althought the most important thing about that is "HAVE THE CITIES PAY FOR IT!!" u can file claims against either the cities or the transportation agencies (like caltran in ca, they either pay it or send it off to the contractor responsible)...not once have i failed to get reimbursed, just keep all receipts and make photocopies b4 sending them off for the claim. oh, and taking pictures of the actual pothole/lousy road where it happened helps too.
 

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Check tire pressure frequently and visually inspect the tires for sidewall bulges. You might even spot something early before it gives you trouble, like uneven tire wear or a nail in the tread.<P>
 

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Hey,<BR>17's are great, but I blew a handful of 205/45-17 PZeros before I switched to Yokohama AVSi 215/45-17, no problems since then. Yoko ($90)are cheaper than Pirelli ($157) too...and come with a "rim protector", a thin rubber bulge that might prevent a small rim scrape...<P>My 2cents.<P>Adam
 

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I'd stay away from Pirelli P7000SS as well, I blew 3, 2 on one pothole front and back ! when I had my C70 225/45/17 on Canistos, rims fortunately survived, I've heard since that those tires have really soft sidewalls. So far the P6's on my S60 have survived.<BR><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by xtremepsionic:<BR><B>How easily are tires with sidewall of 45 or lower blown out? How common are bent rims with tires that size?<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>Xtreme<BR>Second the PZero proclivity to blow outs and rim damage. My Titans (17") were damaged by even moderate potholes and I quickly lost a p Zero. Switched to Toyo...good compromise of performance, ride, noise and price. Toyo Proxes FZR<BR>The rims are considered to be soft but come on !! Also look into performance contract that includes warranty and lifetime balance and rotation and always keep inflated at best pressure.<BR>The 17" Titans in anthracite look great esp when they're spinning! You can see the large brakes through the spokes. It has been a learning experience but worth it in the end<BR>Jim<BR>
 
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