Ordered General G-MAX AS-03 XL 205/45ZR-17

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Wheel and Tire Upgrades' started by stuntdoogie, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    Bang for the buck!
    They got pretty decent reviews and are the lightest tire of them all on tirerack...18lbs!
    Hope im not disappointed as I read from some reviewers the walls are puncture prone but willing to take the chance since I bought the road hazard program.
     
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  3. Fistofthebrownstar

    Fistofthebrownstar New Member

    stock size is 205/40-17

    your 45 series sidewalls are 0.4" taller and your speedo will be 3.3% off.
     
  4. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    I know. But i need more meat on tires since i live in nyc....streets are f'd up

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  5. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    They sure are. I bent 2 rims with 215/35R18's on my SES in NYC. That was on I95 just before the GW bridge. That's when I dropped back to the 45's on 17" rims.
     
  6. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    I was playing slalom all day today from Manhattan to queens to the Bronx then it got better in Yonkers where I hit some of the backwoods in scarsdale and my ST felt at home.
     
  7. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    I went and had a bit of fun today on the back roads in CT. The more I drive it, the more I like it!
     
  8. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    Same here! But not very enjoyable on my way to work and back everyday. Cant wait till they fix these roads after construction if ever.

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  9. Firesail

    Firesail Active Member

    The CT back roads are the place this car really shines!
     
  10. audiphile

    audiphile Member

    Hey Stunt, I got the exact same tires, size and all. I like the taller sidewalls, smoother ride! I let the PSI down to 34/33 and it seems optimal. I drive in NYC every day, and yeah, car's FIRM

    Edit! Mine are 205 45-16, not 17. You will probably be rubbing at that size.
     
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  11. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    Thanks bro for the reassurance...My black lugs/locks arrive tomorrow and will install the tires on wed. One thing I noticed these tires are very soft especially the sidewalls, kinda skeptical on the durability driving in our nyc terrain. Bought the road hazard program today to be on the safe side.
     
  12. audiphile

    audiphile Member

    Road hazard in NYC is a no-brainer, good idea! And believe it or not, but from my experience, the softer sidewalls are much more durable.. remember, what cannot flex must break.. Put 36PSI in those puppies and you won't have any issues!
     
  13. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    Cant wait to try them...did you notice a slight reduction in acceleration? or anything different with these tires since 1010tire calculator didn't recommend these...
     
  14. audiphile

    audiphile Member

    I'm using lighter Contour SVT wheels and the difference is very noticeable. Acceleration, if anything, might be a bit better off the line, since there is less rotational mass, but nothing drastic.. Best thing I like is the VAST improvement in ride quality.
     
  15. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    Thats great to hear thanks!
     
  16. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    I installed these tires today and wow what a world of difference they made in comfort...might have to stick with 45 series till i get dampening coilovers,
     
  17. audiphile

    audiphile Member

    any rubbing?
     
  18. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    Nope!

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  19. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    And was driving around with my old tires in the trunk...no rubbing.

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  20. spangenb

    spangenb Active Member

    215/45-17 is a real common size. I am hoping those will fit and not rub.


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  21. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    Those are over an inch larger in diameter than the stock tires.
     

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