Fixing problems one
Join Date: Jun 2016
County: Bosnia & Herzegovina
Is there any downside to wide tires and are these brands any good?
Currently I'm running Continental ContiSport Contact tires on my 147, 245/45/17 in the front, and 245/50/17 in the back. The tire is pretty wide and I'm wondering if there are any big downsides to running a wider than usual tire. Obviously, other than the poorer turning radius.
Also, are "Sportiva" or "GoodYear" tires any good?
245/45/17 sportivas are 80€ a piece and the GoodYear Eagle F1s Assymetric 2 are 85€, despite being "only" 225/45.
I'd rather get the wider ones because I prefer the looks. If I can, I'd put even wider tires, if there aren't any major downsides other than being more expensive, possibly getting worse mileage.
Sorry for the dumb post.
Edit: A lot of "Tracmaxx" tires keep popping up, and are only 50€ per piece. I'm guessing these are probably very bad. I don't usually drive very fast, but I'd like my car to be stable and not dance around, like it did in a heavy rain two months ago. Almost lost control twice. Friend said it's because the tires are wide, but it could also be because they should be changed soon.