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Old 04-12-2019, 01:33 AM Thread Starter
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I finally jumped the gun the new tires. I am looking to get the most ground clearance as possible. I need the clearance for some trails that I go often down in Mexico. The ride is a lot smoother, but slightly noisier during highway speeds. I now need to sale my 215/50/18 with 10k miles. Special thanks to Slykooper for all his advice.
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Old 04-13-2019, 01:05 AM
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I like those tires. You'll be happy with them if you ever encounter snowy roads.
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I didn't really had a lot of options for 18in rims, but I think this was as large as I could go. I think I was able to squeeze an extra .5 in ground clearance.
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Looks great. I know what my first set of replacement tires will be! No lift or anything?
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Old 05-31-2019, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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Looks great. I know what my first set of replacement tires will be! No lift or anything?
I can't lift the car, there are not kits out there that I now of. But frankly, with the new tires, I was able to obtain almost 1 inch of ground clearance, and the ride is A LOT smoother than before. The tires I put are where the largest and most aggressive tires I could find. I've crawled through steep hills like a champ. Because of the lack of ground clearance, I can't simply accelerate through the dirt hills, so have good traction through my slow climbs is key. The setup I have is perfect for this.
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I can't lift the car, there are not kits out there that I now of. But frankly, with the new tires, I was able to obtain almost 1 inch of ground clearance, and the ride is A LOT smoother than before. The tires I put are where the largest and most aggressive tires I could find. I've crawled through steep hills like a champ. Because of the lack of ground clearance, I can't simply accelerate through the dirt hills, so have good traction through my slow climbs is key. The setup I have is perfect for this.
How far off is your speedo?
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How far off is your speedo?
On paper it should be 7-8 mph, but in reality it is more like 5-6 mph (my butt feel based on how see the cars around me). I do feel the car is less planted to the ground when doing fast and tight turns, most likely because of the increased height, but for every day use, the tires feel a lot better than OEM.
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How have these tires worked out for you? Looking at putting the same on mine.
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Any problems scrubbing while turning or when hitting bumps, potholes etc?
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Any problems scrubbing while turning or when hitting bumps, potholes etc?
Pretty good! No rubbing at all. I've taken my cx-3 on some heavy off-road trails where the suspensions compresses to the max. No rubbing. Potholes feel a lot smoother than oem, and the ride is also smoother.
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