If you want to keep the 17” wheels and get more sidewall I’d suggest 215/50-17. That is a 25.5” tall tire (the stock 215/45-17 is a 24.6” tall tire). This will give you almost 1/2” of extra sidewall.Hello,
I need to get a new set of tires, but am wondering what size I can go up to from stock size on stock 17 inch rims,
Current size is 215/45/R17 but i want a larger sidewall for a littel more cushier ride.
can i go 225/45/R17 or 235/45/R17?
I actually have the P7 AS Plus on the Sedan and they are great on the Forte, much quieter than the original Nexens and comfort level is good, too. I also have a 2nd generation Koup, which has PZero AS. Those are bit stiffer and a bit overkill for the Forte, but amazingly good rubber.Thank you for the replies. It looks like i'll just stick with the factory size. I have 16's for winters on steel rims.
I was initially looking at Pirelli P7 all season PLUS 2 tires, I'll check to see availability on the bridgestones. do some more reading.