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  2. What's the Condition of Your Spare Tire?

    Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Does your vehicle have a Spare Tire? In the event that your vehicle does have a spare assembly, whether it be full size or a compact, do you know the condition? Like other tires, a spare tire can be impacted from exposure to UV, from heat, and other conditions. To avoid having spare tire...
  3. Hello! Lowering Springs and Tire Question

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    Hello all! I have a 2014 SX and I plan on lowering it... more than 1" but hoping I'll still get a good ride. So far I'm seeing a few that went with ARK but wanted to see if anyone else has any recommendations before pulling the trigger. Also, would any supporting parts be necessary as well? As...
  4. New tire size question can you help me out?

    Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Hello, right now I have a staggered setup. On front I have 245/35/20 rear is 275/30/20. Tires are shot need new ones. if I change from 275/30/20 to 265/35/20 that will fit right? That will be no problem I’m just shortening width and going up in sidewall just alittle? I’m pretty sure it will work...
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  6. Tire Sidewall | Do you know what all the letters and numbers mean?

    Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Where do I find the size of my tire? How do I know what the speed rating is? These are just a couple of common questions we field from our customers and rightfully so. A tire's sidewall contains a plethora of markings with letters, numbers, and even codes. It's these alphanumeric markings...
  7. Tire Pressure Sensor Question

    Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    I was just given a set of mounted snow tires for my 2012 EX. There are no sensors in the wheels. If I put these on will it set off the low pressure warning? If so, can that warning be disabled?
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  11. Tire Mfg Date to Install - What's Your "Too Old"?

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    A multi-store Tire Ctr here told me yesterday their bldg's storage may have 4-5 year old New tires TO SELL (still can't believe it) . Guessed that the Yokohama Advan Sport A/S I'm interested in on arrival may be a 2016-17 Tire (told him no way) . What's the max made-date Age would you feel is...
  12. Tire width, snow

    Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Hi all, I'm looking at picking up a used wheel and tire combo locally. I found someone selling a 235, 70, 16 set in decent condition. I'm curious to know if this is too wide for good snow traction or not? The set came off of a 2012 Santa Fe I believe. I like the combo because the tread is...
  13. [ALL] : Tire Lettering

    Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Has anyone out there added letters to/colored the letters on their tires? Is there a way to make this mod look good, or is it just too tacky for our specific class of vehicle? Here is an example of what I'm talking about:
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  17. General G-MAX AS-05, great UHP AS tire for sporty driving

    Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Recently I decided to lower my hybrid after driving a Stinger GT and my buddy's car with coilovers. I wasn't looking for a much of a drop but wanted to get rid of some of the lean while cornering. While the lowering springs helped, another issue that was minor became larger. The Kumho TA31...
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  19. How big a a tire on '13 Optima SX?

    Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Hey Guys, Need advice. It's coming near time to replace the existing tires on my custom setup (MRR 20x9.5" HR3). Currently running Michelin P245/35/ZR20 EXTREME CONTACT M+S Running this tire because I was going to run these full season in the Midwest but changed to just Summer duty and...
  20. 2014 Optima - Why no spare tire in trunk?

    3RD Generation Optima (2011-2015)
    OK - so this is completely my fault. I purchased a 2014 Optima EX a year ago. First time buying a newer vehicle. It didn't even register with me that the car wouldn't have a spare tire in the trunk. I noticed about a month ago, it has the tire repair kit. No spare tire and no jack. Any...