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Anyone running 215/55-17 or 225/50-17 on stock 17" rims?

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Old 01-08-2014, 10:07 PM
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Yup you are right. Mine are the exact size as stock but I failed to realize that my tires are 225/50's and not 45's. My mistake. I think I have to many tires in the garage. Anyone have a 12 step program for that?
 
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Old 01-09-2014, 05:03 AM
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I think I have to many tires in the garage. Anyone have a 12 step program for that?
Ha ha! I think a lot of us suffer the same disease. I roll mine down stairs into the basement. I'm prolly going to add to the problem by getting some summer tires and relegating the run flats to the dungeon.
 
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Originally Posted by chini View Post
225/45/17 is actually a bit smaller than stock - about an inch in diameter. I would have gone 225/50/17, which would given you the same diameter as the stock 205/55/17.
Agreed. I noticed that as well. I've been looking at the General G-MAX AS-03. It has a very unique tread pattern and has gotten good reviews online. It comes in 225/50-17 and they only cost $99 per tire at Tire Rack. Anyone have these who can report about wear, noise, handling, etc?
 
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:58 AM
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Looking to replace the tires on the Family Truckster – a.k.a.: 2012 Countryman S with OEM wheels/Sport Suspension on an All4 Manual.
Wife works in the medical field and some hospitals aren’t in the best areas and she occasionally works nights so she wants to keep run flats. Can’t say I disagree.
She’s a fairly spirited driver so I’m looking at something a bit more performance oriented than the OEM tire. The OEM tires were OK at MOTD last year, but am looking to improve.
Looking at tire sizes, 225/45-17 look to be a bit too short compared to OEM and 225/50-17 seem to be about spot on.
Looking at the Michelin Primacy MXM4 ZP (runflat) in 225/50-17.
 

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Anyone with experience running 225/50-17 on a Countryman S with OEM wheels/Sport Suspension on an All4 Manual...
 
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I just put on new goodyear eagle f1 asymmetric all seasons today in 225/50 R17. So far so good. Stock continental run flats were vibrating badly and making way too much road noise. New tires make an amazing difference in road noise
 
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Old 03-26-2014, 10:32 AM
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On Friday, I got a set of Michelin Pilot Sport A/S in 225/50-17 on my All4 S (stock wheels and non-sport suspension).

I really like them so far. They're wider than the 205/55-R17 Primacy Alpin PA3 snow tires I'm putting away for the summer. So far, the Pilot Sports are a little easier on the potholes better for cornering. You can really feel the extra traction and they look great.

Before that I had the Conti run flats, which I hated. Horrible bump steer, rattled my teeth on all but the smoothest roads, pitiful handling past 12,000 miles, ridiculously bad traction at 15,000.
 
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Anyone have a shot from the front/rear of the 225/50s? I don't want the sidewalls to bulge out like a truck. Thanks!
 
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Originally Posted by AAONMS View Post
Looking to replace the tires on the Family Truckster – a.k.a.: 2012 Countryman S with OEM wheels/Sport Suspension on an All4 Manual.
Wife works in the medical field and some hospitals aren’t in the best areas and she occasionally works nights so she wants to keep run flats. Can’t say I disagree.
She’s a fairly spirited driver so I’m looking at something a bit more performance oriented than the OEM tire. The OEM tires were OK at MOTD last year, but am looking to improve.
Looking at tire sizes, 225/45-17 look to be a bit too short compared to OEM and 225/50-17 seem to be about spot on.
Looking at the Michelin Primacy MXM4 ZP (runflat) in 225/50-17.
I just got a set of the 3rd gen Bridgestone Driveguard run flats. They are very close to non run flats from a smooth ride perspective. Plus, they only cost about $193 each and come with a 50000 mile warranty. I got 225/50/17s since they don't come in the stock 205/55 size.
 
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Just installed 215/55-17's (Conti PureContacts') on my wifes Countryman S. They fit great. No clearance issues what so ever.

I should have got rid of those POS run-flats right away. It really transforms the ride & handling of the car. Plus the speedo now reads just 1 MPH fast instead of the +4 to +6 is was reading before.

HIGHLY recommend ditching the run-flats.


 
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Old 07-11-2014, 10:06 PM
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Yes I am looking at going with 225/50 17 but would really like to see a picture from the back so I could see how the tires fit the wheels because I really do not want them to look stretched/bulged. Any pics would be great help.
 
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I got some 225/50 17 today and here is a picture so you can see how they look on the factory wheels.

Anyone running 215/55-17 or 225/50-17 on stock 17" rims?-image-3977389765.jpg
 
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I'm lowered on hr springs and I think I loose a little width room in the wells due to this. I'm considering going with 215/50 17 Kumho Ecsta 4X (KU22) so I don't rub on the wells.

Opinions on the size and tire? I have had good experience with Kumho and they are always priced great. Size is more concern.
 

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The photo in my profile is the countryman on 235/45 17. Fits with no issue. I'm lowered on kw v3. Should not be a problem. My factory wheels with 225/50 17 fits with no issue as well.
 
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I cannot figure out what tires to put on next... I don't have the Sport suspension and just the 17 inch all weather runflats... I don't really think the ride or noise is that bad. My last car had 19 inch hi performance runflats and when you went over a bump it would rattle out your fillings... After that car, this car is like sitting on a cloud. I'm normally a pretty tame driver and I only get on in when I'm on the curvy mountain roads here in Colorado. I'm about to install my JCW exhaust and part of me thinks that after that, I might want better handling, but I would also like better gasd mileage and longer tire life. I was going to come on here to ask everyone if they had any opinions about the Pirelli's that came on the car only switcing from the "V" rating to an "H" rating for better mileage and tread life... Now I'm wondering if I should be looking at completely different tires!
 
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Old 10-02-2014, 04:16 PM
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stay with run flats

I need to stay with run flats because the adaptor MB kit and compressor is ridiculous and I do not want a spare taking up the dogs's room in the back…The optional sizes give me many more choices of runflats other than the Conti or Pirelli's…I had Michelin RF on my X1 and they were pretty decent…I have a 2011 All4 CMS…anyone running run flats in the other sizes…215 or 225…17's?
 
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Originally Posted by oldvintageiron View Post
I just installed 215/55/17 Kumho 4x KU22 on Wini the other day. I gotta say I like the look with the slightly bigger and taller tire. The Speedometer is closer to being more accurate(about 1mph off still) will see how well they work in the snow as soon as it does. The 4X seems like a good tire so far. Handles like the Summer RFT I took off.
I'm going with these same tires in 215/50/17. Sidewall will be less and hopefully handle a little better.
 
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Old 10-08-2014, 06:14 PM
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Runflats

Has anyone tried the Driveguard RF's?I am staying with RF and do not mind them at all…they are getting great reviews and Tire Rack has a special with rebate going…They don't make a 205 but thewy have a 215 and a 225…I have the Conti's now and they are OK not don't like them…saxmanpete
 
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Ill most likely get Conti Pure contacts but has anyone had any experience with the Pirelli P7 A/S Plus? Ive had decent luck with my current run flats at 50,000 miles. Looking to switch to non run flats.
 
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So I recently purchased the Pirelli P7 A/S Plus 215 55 17. Nice upgrade to regular tires. Non run flats feel so much better. Thanks to everyone posting on the thread.
 
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:58 AM
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215/55/17

good to know but I need runflats so will try the Driveguards in that size...
 
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Several tire places said do not go higher as it may interfere with the ABS…Since I want runflats I went with the Bridgestone Driveguards in a 215/50/17 since they don't make the 205…They ride like a regular tire and STS matched Tire rack sale price plus 5% discount being over 55 years old and a $70 rebate card from Bridgestone…Tire Rack did a great video review of these tires too…very happy…saxmanpete
 
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I had a 225/50 r17 Yokohama YK 250 installed this morning. The noise difference from the stock pirellis is so far, its so quite and its a little wider than stock. Here is pic between my teacher's car and mine(white). I know you really couldnt tell from the pic but I think it looks meaner.
 
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thanks

Thank goodness for this message and for this thread. I had a mini panic attack today cuz I want to replace my tires and was told that they not available. Even looking at tire rack and there were only 2 options. I called a tire place about changing to a different size and they kind of freaked me out cuz they said there could be rubbing.

But after what I've read here I think I will be looking for tires in the 225/50 17 size.

Initially I was just going to replace the front 2 but now that I'm going with this new size I should replace all 4 right?
 
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Originally Posted by SunnySideUp View Post
Thank goodness for this message and for this thread. I had a mini panic attack today cuz I want to replace my tires and was told that they not available. Even looking at tire rack and there were only 2 options. I called a tire place about changing to a different size and they kind of freaked me out cuz they said there could be rubbing.

But after what I've read here I think I will be looking for tires in the 225/50 17 size.

Initially I was just going to replace the front 2 but now that I'm going with this new size I should replace all 4 right?
Yep all 4 tires must be same size diameter, or electronics traction control and ABS type stuff may not work right, is what a tech told me.
 

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