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This is a discussion on Switched to 17's within the Veloster Wheels and Tires forums, part of the Veloster Turbo Garage category; Had 20K on my $750 Michelin's and they were toast. So, I had to change things up. Couldn't afford to keep paying that much. Put ...

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    Switched to 17's

    Had 20K on my $750 Michelin's and they were toast. So, I had to change things up. Couldn't afford to keep paying that much. Put on Koni's in the back, Pierce Motor Sports rear torsion and upper rear chassis bar. The wheels were $400 (ebay) the tires (Riken) were around $300 shipped from Tire Rack. It doesn't even feel like the same car. The best part - sold the stock wheels for $300 to an Accord owner.
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    I'm on 17x9s lol. pardon the missing fender lol.

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    You can't put a price on good tires...
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    I'm putting on 17" alleggeritas tomorrow with summer slicks, looking forward to it
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    Quote Originally Posted by RPW00Mirage View Post
    You can't put a price on good tires...
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    looks good, was thinking 17x7.5 enkei YS5 with 225/45 tires; more sidewall but same overall diameter as my current 18s
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    Just don't put W rated tires on your new 17's or the ride will be just as awful as with 18's. Been there. Never again. Then again you are in Florida so your roads are not as rutted and bombed out as those of us up north so what do I know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Insanity Crow View Post
    Just don't put W rated tires on your new 17's or the ride will be just as awful as with 18's. Been there. Never again. Then again you are in Florida so your roads are not as rutted and bombed out as those of us up north so what do I know.
    Mine are W rated I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD284 View Post
    I'm putting on 17" alleggeritas tomorrow with summer slicks, looking forward to it
    what tires?
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    Dunlop direzza z1 215/45 but may need new ones. I'll find out tomorrow. They have tread left but we're sitting around so there's a few cracks in between some treads but it doesn't look comprimising. None on the sidewall. As long as they hold air I'll be good. Just plan to have them for one season and then get new tires.
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