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I have a set of 17" Chrome Wheels on my 90 Lude and the dealer that I got it from recommended Kumho tires. I've been using them for quite some time and am impressed by them. They are Z-Rated Tires.

Anyone got any other recommendations for tires for a 17" Wheel?

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The dealer recommended them because he is an autorized dealer and probably makes the most money off of them than any of the other tires he sells.
 

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Actually, he asked me this -

' Am I planning on lowering it? I said, maybe, but not right away and he said then you probably want the largest tire to fill-up the empty space between the tire and the wheelwell' I said sure.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by b2b90prelude:
he said then you probably want the largest tire to fill-up the empty space between the tire and the wheelwell' </font>

hm, but what does that have to do with tire brand?
 

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Someone said the kumho's bubble easier than other brands when you hit pot holes...and w/18's i suspect you'll be doing alot of that.

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In all honesty, I dont recommend Kuhmos, especially if you have larger aftermarket rims. Spend a little extra and buy something better like Yokos. I have Kuhmos and am definitely not thrilled with the grip. I went the cheap route and now I am paying the price.
 

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i know half a dozen ppl with kumhos including myself. the minute i had them on i noticed an increase in handling ability compared to stock tires. They're not bad tires. If you hit a pot hole and get a bubble, your chances of driving over a nail are more. I've hit 2 pot holes without any rim or tire damage. If any had occured i have the 10 dollar roadside warranty so i get a new one. They did wear down faster than their rating, i'm gonna try and get some new ones, but we had really bad weather here over the winter.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by dka:
i havent heard of any 50 series tires bubbling...but if you use a 40 series tire...watch out.</font>
have you been to NYC??? i had about 5 or 6 50 series tires bubble up on me.
 

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Well, in regards to tire bubbling, I haven't ran into it. Mine are the 50 series and there are a lot of bumps in the road here in Cali and everything shakes and makes noise when I run over things with this old car.

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