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    Re: 2006 sts tires

    hey i have 22s on my 05 sts with mrc and i dont find it to bad of course on the tar and chip type of roads that suck balls arnt the greatest but 20s are probably the same way. i find if you buy 20s you have to lower it i think the wheel gap looks rediculas. Now i have 245/35zr22 and i can do lock to lock for turning no rubs and i can load the car up to go to the cottage and not worry. people state you can run 255/35 but im not positive on that. dont listen to what people say about horible alignment once lowered if you find yourself a good mechanic to do the alignment you will never notice tire wear problems! friends of mine drive slamed cars and have no issues with a proper setup. im into baggin vehicles so i always get a little bit of camber wear

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    Re: 2006 sts tires

    The 17" wheels are different widths but the 18" wheels are identical. Either way, I recommend 235/50R for a more compliant ride or 255/45R for performance. The real difference in tire tread width is less than 1".

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    Quote Originally Posted by EChas3 View Post
    The 17" wheels are different widths but the 18" wheels are identical. Either way, I recommend 235/50R for a more compliant ride or 255/45R for performance. The real difference in tire tread width is less than 1".
    235/50r will give a smoother ride? I got 17's

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    A 50 will give you a smoother ride than a 45 due to there being more sidewall to absorb the bumps.
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    Re: 2006 sts tires

    Tire choice is very personal. It's the single easiest way to change a car's ride/handling dynamics. Tire Rack's site does a nice job of guiding a buyer to a suitable tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EChas3 View Post
    The 17" wheels are different widths but the 18" wheels are identical. Either way, I recommend 235/50R for a more compliant ride or 255/45R for performance. The real difference in tire tread width is less than 1".
    I clearly am a noob with cars. Just for clarification, even though my rears are 255/45-17 I can put 235/50's on them? I'm in for the smoothest ride.

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    Re: 2006 sts tires

    You will want to keep close to the same circumfrance (or diameter) as possible. Tire sizes are quoted as: <width in millimeters>/<sidewall height as a percentage of treadwidth>R(adial design)<wheel diameter in inches>. A 235/50R17 has treadwidth of 235mm and sidewall height of 117.5mm. Your back wheels are 1/2 inch wider than your front wheels, which most people consider close enough.

    As noted earlier, all else equal, more sidewal provides a softer ride. Tire rack also rates the other factors, tire stiffness, soft or hard compounds, etc. In general a harder tire wears longer but may not provide as much traction, especially in adverse conditions.

    Here's a tool to play with different tire sizes:

    http://www.1010tires.com/TireSizeCalculator.asp

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    Quote Originally Posted by EChas3 View Post
    You will want to keep close to the same circumfrance (or diameter) as possible. Tire sizes are quoted as: <width in millimeters>/<sidewall height as a percentage of treadwidth>R(adial design)<wheel diameter in inches>. A 235/50R17 has treadwidth of 235mm and sidewall height of 117.5mm. Your back wheels are 1/2 inch wider than your front wheels, which most people consider close enough.

    As noted earlier, all else equal, more sidewal provides a softer ride. Tire rack also rates the other factors, tire stiffness, soft or hard compounds, etc. In general a harder tire wears longer but may not provide as much traction, especially in adverse conditions.

    Here's a tool to play with different tire sizes:

    http://www.1010tires.com/TireSizeCalculator.asp
    Thanks for the help man. I'm going with pirelli scorpion Verde a/s. 235/55r17

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