: new tires

08-27-08, 03:00 PM
I have 2005 Cadillac STS v6 with factory 17" wheels. Need new tires, any suggestions? decent price and good quality?

08-27-08, 07:00 PM
Check www.tirerack.com as a starter. Check with your local Cadillac dealer for new 'takeoffs', they usually sell them pretty cheap and mount & balance them for a fair price.

08-27-08, 10:42 PM
I am really happy with my Goodyear ResponsEdge tires. Better traction than the stock Michelins. Since I have the same size on all 4 and they are not unidirectional, can do full rotation to get the most out of the tires as far as wear goes. I live in Florida, they do well in water too. Good wet traction. Since they are not unidirectional and do not have a "V" tread design, car pulls a little when hit large puddles, but retains good traction.

08-28-08, 08:17 PM
I got the Kumho Ecsta 's. so far so good on over 10k. and not a bad price either. way better , IMO, than the Michelins

08-28-08, 10:35 PM
so i can get the same size for back and fronts? cuz right now...they front are 235/50/17 and the back are 255/45/17. I can change all four of them to the same size? does this mean i can rotate my tires when they need to?

08-28-08, 11:23 PM
You actually have wider wheels in the back then... SHOULD NOT put same size tires on all wheels. Cadillac makes two different sets of 17 inch rims. All four on my car are the same size, so I can rotate tires. Some people on here have put the same size tires on different sized wheels, but I wouldn't recommend it.

08-29-08, 11:50 AM
Somewhere posted on here is a thread about Nexen 3000/5000/7000 series tires. From what I can see, good tires for a decent price. I can get 4 @ about $90 each for my staggered sizes. Everyone who has bought them on here has loved them so far.

08-29-08, 12:18 PM
Check rim width, if the front rims are the same width as the rears then you can put the same size tire on all four. I would suggest the wider size. And if you get 'non-directional' tread pattern then you can rotate all four tires in any combination.

08-29-08, 02:07 PM
yeah ur right rb92gt. when it says 235/50/17, 50 is the fatness of the tire and 235 is the width right?

08-29-08, 04:32 PM
Yup, and to be a little more specific:

235/50 17 means:
235 mm tire width
50 = tire profile = 50% of the tire width (so a 255/45 tire actually has a very similar profile because profile = 45% of 255mm vs 50% of 235mm... make sense?)
17 = rim diameter

Etched into the back your wheels is the actual wheel width, so you can know for sure if you have different width wheels in back.

08-31-08, 08:04 AM
I split the difference and put P245/45ZR-17 Nexen 7000 tires on all four wheels. The front wheels are smaller by 1/2 inch than the rear on my car. I found a chart on a tire store website which said that is the max size for the front wheels for those with staggered sizes.

09-01-08, 09:27 AM
I have the 18" wheels, but went with the Pilot Sport AS's. A bit pricey, but my STS is now tamed in the rain, and I haven't accidently burnt rubber at a stop light yet since they've been on for about 5K miles.

Terrific tires.

2005 1SG 46K

10-01-08, 10:05 AM
Bought Falken 235/50/17 tires. Falken rated 1st by consumer reports (Nov 07). I find it about 50% quieter that standard Michelins. Has great performance around corners. Great on wet traction. 40K mileage tire. No pro rated.
Will check on the price, I think about 500-550.

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UTQG (UHP): 360 AA A
UTQG (60/65): 480 A A

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