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Positives, negatives??? I found a set that is a steal and I've decided to "do the right thing" and not just replace two tires, I'm doing 4. <p>What am I going to F up by doing this?
 

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Re: Run 225/45/17's???? (Husker Z)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Husker Z</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Positives, negatives??? I found a set that is a steal and I've decided to "do the right thing" and not just replace two tires, I'm doing 4. <p>What am I going to F up by doing this?</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>Negative - they're narrower, you will have less traction. <p>You won't screw anything up as long as all 4 are the same. Speedo will read a little off as the tire will be smaller. <p>I am pretty sure this is the size that Jim Lill runs for his winter tires.
 

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Re: Run 225/45/17's???? (Needsdecaf)

I had 225's when I bought my car and they were great for winter, also I had no rubbing <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> , but I would still stick with 235's, there is less gap, speedo is correct, and they look alittle too small on the car
 

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Dang, that's what I was afraid of, okay I'll get the same Kumho's that I have now.
 

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i run a 225 snow tire. when there is snow on the road a narrower tire will have a better chance of cutting through the snow and staying on the road. but for summer driving stick to the 235, wider is better.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Husker Z</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Dang, that's what I was afraid of, okay I'll get the same Kumho's that I have now. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Why not try the new Continental ContiExtreme DWS, I have them on a set of 17" Pegs and they are amazing tires, much improved model over the old ExtremeContacts.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>PureDrive07</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Why not try the new Continental ContiExtreme DWS, I have them on a set of 17" Pegs and they are amazing tires, much improved model over the old ExtremeContacts.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm going to check those out tomorrow. I looked at them on Tirerack.com and they look awesome, I love the tread pattern. They might be a bit more expensive than the Kumhos I'm looking at, but they will be pretty darn close to the same.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Husker Z</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I'm going to check those out tomorrow. I looked at them on Tirerack.com and they look awesome, I love the tread pattern. They might be a bit more expensive than the Kumhos I'm looking at, but they will be pretty darn close to the same.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not that much different in price, but note the higher tread life for the Continental's <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> And the free TomTom GPS is always nice <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> currently waiting for mine to come in!<p><IMG SRC="http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b298/puredrive07/tires.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>PureDrive07</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Not that much different in price, but note the higher tread life for the Continental's <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b298/puredrive07/tires.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>That's exactly what I just saw and the main reason I think I've changed my mind, even if it costs me another $80 or so, they look like great tires and I haven't been blown away by these Kumhos.<p>Thanks for the tip, I just hope Sears has them on hand, or can get them on short order.
 

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Re: Run 225/45/17's???? (Husker Z)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Husker Z</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Positives, negatives??? I found a set that is a steal and I've decided to "do the right thing" and not just replace two tires, I'm doing 4. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>As others have pointed out, 225/45/17 is a great size.........for snow tires. I also run them. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>xman03</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Well higher tread life = harder tires, potentially more road noise, less grip also. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I have yet to notice the flaws you mentioned
 

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Well, I ended up with the Kumho's again as they didn't have the Continentals and couldn't get them for a week or so and my front tire was leaking like crazy and I didn't want wait that long. I could have gone elsewhere, but I wasn't in the mood. <p>Maybe when I have to replace these in a year or so, I'll get those, I like the look of them.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Husker Z</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Well, I ended up with the Kumho's again as they didn't have the Continentals and couldn't get them for a week or so and my front tire was leaking like crazy and I didn't want wait that long. I could have gone elsewhere, but I wasn't in the mood. <p>Maybe when I have to replace these in a year or so, I'll get those, I like the look of them.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Who didn't have them?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Who didn't have them? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Sears. I'm sure I could have gone to Shore, NTB or somewhere else, but Sears has always treated me well and it's very close to my home, so I didn't run around town looking.
 
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