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Stock tires are 225/55/18. These seem to be an uncommon size and the Michelin Hydroedge tires that are currently on the vehicle are "back-ordered" with no scheduled date to go back into production (straight from Michelin). I can get a loaner tire from Discount and wait for the tire to be made, whenever that occurs. Or, I could look at a different size. There are a lot more options with the 235/50/18 (27) versus the stock size (5).

How wide can we go on an 18x7 for the SC? What different size would be the closest circumference of the stock tire in order to keep the ODO as accurate as possible? I am cruising on the donut now (boy do I miss the full size spare of the Grand Cherokee) and would like to get a new one on ASAP.

With the inability to replace the tire with an identical one, I will most likely get 2 new ones to keep the same tires on each axle. Any pointers are appreciated, thanks.

(I have it at the stock ride height and have no intention of lowering)
 

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There are other similar sizes I have been looking at too like the 235/55/18. If anyone has experience with non-stock sizing on the stock wheels please chime in with how they fit.
 

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I was running 235/50/18 Falken Ziex 912s on the stock SC rims. They fit perfectly fine. The tire is great, cuts right through water, fairly quiet, and comfortable ride quality. You can see them in my thread about the ksport coilovers.
 

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Thanks. I am in Phoenix so there is really no reason for my to have the rain tires on there. Even when it rains, all of our roads are perfectly straight. Of course, the AZ drivers are a train wreck without road hazards, let alone with a little water.

I had some Nitto 420s' on a Jeep and those were some nice tires. Best looking tread out there too. They don't make them in our stock size, but if I change it up to the 235/55/18 they do. Either way, the options are much greater.

 

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I have been using 235/55 18 and love em. General exclam uhp and paid 128. a tire. Discount tire doesn't sell em so I found the tire at Discounttires.com (at 118. plus 10 shipping) which is not discount tire. I went to a discount tire store and told them what tire and size and the price on the internet. He looked it up, made a phone call and ordered the 4 tires. Had em in three days. great price and an EXCELLENT tire.

http://discounttires.com/list.php?s...ze_3=18&go=Get+Tires&db=tires&search=tiresize
 

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I'm running Falken ZE-912 on my 18'' Volks. The tires are great. They ride so well, better than the 215 70 16 tires. I highly recommend them.
 

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I have been using 235/55 18 and love em. General exclam uhp and paid 128. a tire. Discount tire doesn't sell em so I found the tire at Discounttires.com (at 118. plus 10 shipping) which is not discount tire. I went to a discount tire store and told them what tire and size and the price on the internet. He looked it up, made a phone call and ordered the 4 tires. Had em in three days. great price and an EXCELLENT tire.

http://discounttires.com/list.php?s...ze_3=18&go=Get+Tires&db=tires&search=tiresize
^^I agree.
I also have the General Exclaim UHP tires on my E' and they are excellent performing tires.8)
 

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Getting the Falken 912 tires tomorrow. Since I am only replaced 2, I went with the stock size. They are #1 in consumer reports for UHP all season tires. The only negative was low tread wear. The hydroedge tires have a 40k head start, let's see how long these last.
 

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I've put almost 10k on the 912's. The rears bearly look worn, and the fronts look about 20% worn. I drive my E like a sports car though, so I probably wear them faster. I still have no hesitation blasting through standing water. I expect to get about 25k out of the fronts and 50k out of the rears.
 

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I've put almost 10k on the 912's. The rears bearly look worn, and the fronts look about 20% worn. I drive my E like a sports car though, so I probably wear them faster. I still have no hesitation blasting through standing water. I expect to get about 25k out of the fronts and 50k out of the rears.
Any reason they can't be rotated?
 

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so that after you purchase 12 tires you'll only have travelled 200k miles, rather than the 210k you would have done w/ the front/rear rotate.
<grin>
 
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