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My 18 Sport has 17K miles on the Goodyear Eagle F1 asymmetrical‘s, they are almost at the wear bars, getting noisy and rough riding. Still grip good. I drive harder than a average person but my DD is 90% straight semi rough 2 lane road.
I want tires that last longer than that and ride better, can DD in up to 1 or 2 inches of snow. I have a F150 if it snows more.
So far I am looking at PILOT SPORT A/S 3+ 245/40/19. Any comments?
"Long" term impression compared to goodyears? A/S 3's ride harder, especially when cold. Not that great in snow either. Handle WAY better. Much noisier over crappy pavement and oddly not as good in rain as PS4S (not even close really, but PS4S defy logic immensely in rain).

Not that impressed with them overall, but using them only 4 months out of year (much longer last year, as I put them on instead of summer tires for warantee work, which took months), will have them a long time I guess.

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Well I changed direction. The reviews on the AS3+ were so similar to my experience with the Goodyear I bailed and went with General Gmax 245/40. Only had them a few days but they ride way better and are quiet, they do give up some responsiveness. Almost half the price and expecting to last twice as long makes them 4 times cheaper. With the OEM tires it would cost me $1200 a year for just one of my vehicles tires.

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Anyone fit any wider tires on the stock 19 wheels?
255/45R19 looks like it would work with the 8 inch wide rims, but clearance at the front is tight. Those were stock on the SHO with 19 inch wheels.
apparently a 245 can fit on our 8" rims but it's not ideal. Better off going to a 8.5" rim.

https://www.tyresizecalculator.com/c...rim-size-chart

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apparently a 245 can fit on our 8" rims but it's not ideal. Better off going to a 8.5" rim.

https://www.tyresizecalculator.com/c...rim-size-chart
I've put 275 on my SHO's stock 19x9 wheels. The tire OEM specs allowed for that rim width.

What size wheels does the MKZ Black Label use? Rockauto shows them as 19x8, but the OE tire size is 245/40R19 or 245/45R19 I forget which, but they are 245s.

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There's nothing wrong with putting 245s on a 8" wheel. If I was buying be wheels I would go wider, but most people are using the stock wheels and putting better tires on.

TBH, our cars should have had 265s on 19*9 wheels.

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I've put 275 on my SHO's stock 19x9 wheels. The tire OEM specs allowed for that rim width.

What size wheels does the MKZ Black Label use? Rockauto shows them as 19x8, but the OE tire size is 245/40R19 or 245/45R19 I forget which, but they are 245s.

Hi metroplex. The current MKZ 3.0T models are equipped with 19x8 wheels and 245/40-19 tires.
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Hi metroplex. The current MKZ 3.0T models are equipped with 19x8 wheels and 245/40-19 tires.

Thanks! Those are the same OE size on my girlfriend's Malibu LTZ w/ LTG 2.0T. They seem to ride slightly better, but she lost 5 tires last winter due to potholes. She had 245/45R19 snow tires that I placed next to my Fusion tires and they seem like they'd fit well. Seeing how our 235/40R19s are riding on the sidewalls when we corner, I'd almost have to recommend slightly more sidewall and wider tread.

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It is better to go to the spec page of the exact tire you are looking for since they all vary by manufacturer. Here's an example with rim width range.
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/Spec....m=445YR8PS4SXL
MEAS. RIM WIDTH would be the ideal match.

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It is better to go to the spec page of the exact tire you are looking for since they all vary by manufacturer. Here's an example with rim width range.
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/Spec....m=445YR8PS4SXL
MEAS. RIM WIDTH would be the ideal match.



I agree that having the tire measured wheel width matching the wheel width would be ideal, but the ideal match would be 225/40R19. 225s are way undersized for our cars power. 225s should provide better feeling and tun in response but would sacrifice maximum grip. The ideal solution would be to find a 9.5" wheel with the correct offset and mount 265s or 275/30R19, but that would cost a lot of money and I don't think any of the mainstream wheel manufactures make them with the correct offset. So putting 245s on the factory wheels fits most peoples budget and performance needs.

For my autocross tires I'm stuffing 255/40R18s on 8" wide wheels due to class rules and just switching from 235s to 255s kicked off 2 seconds on a 60 second course. When these tires get to the end of life, I'm going to move to even wider 265s.

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I agree that having the tire measured wheel width matching the wheel width would be ideal, but the ideal match would be 225/40R19. 225s are way undersized for our cars power. 225s should provide better feeling and tun in response but would sacrifice maximum grip. The ideal solution would be to find a 9.5" wheel with the correct offset and mount 265s or 275/30R19, but that would cost a lot of money and I don't think any of the mainstream wheel manufactures make them with the correct offset. So putting 245s on the factory wheels fits most peoples budget and performance needs.

For my autocross tires I'm stuffing 255/40R18s on 8" wide wheels due to class rules and just switching from 235s to 255s kicked off 2 seconds on a 60 second course. When these tires get to the end of life, I'm going to move to even wider 265s.

Are you running the stock wheels for autocrossing? How wide and tall can we go with the stock wheels? The front strut clearance doesn't look like there's much room??

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