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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-04-2017, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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Thin 18" wheels/tires

Roads suck where I am from.

Does anyone have experience with such thin tires? I'm coming from a small SUV and am used to plowing over everything.

I obviously don't do that with this car but pot-holes do scare me a lot more now.
Are the tires relatively tough? If I have issues with them will thicker walled tires fit?

Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-06-2017, 10:52 AM
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I usually try to avoid as many potholes as I can, but from exclusively driving low to the ground cars for years (sedans, hatchbacks, coupe) the factory tires and wheels should handle them fine. But that doesn't mean you can run over the next hole at 80 mph and try to launch yourself off the speed bumps.

If it's a concern, you could try looking at high profile tires?
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-15-2017, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
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haha, yeah I definitely avoid the holes when I can and I take it slow (even in my SUV). Like I said I'm just used to something with a 6 inch sidewall and I always have a worry of getting a bump in the sidewall due to a breakage.

I think they'll do fine it's really just for my peace of mind and how much I tense up after hitting a bump. I think I'll try to fit tires with a little bigger of a sidewall when these wear out, I'll just have to see what fits I guess.
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haha, yeah I definitely avoid the holes when I can and I take it slow (even in my SUV). Like I said I'm just used to something with a 6 inch sidewall and I always have a worry of getting a bump in the sidewall due to a breakage.

I think they'll do fine it's really just for my peace of mind and how much I tense up after hitting a bump. I think I'll try to fit tires with a little bigger of a sidewall when these wear out, I'll just have to see what fits I guess.
You can always just try to avoid the pot holes if possible because in most cases I noticed they are avoidable, although it take a bit of skill. Not everyone is good at swerving around them and devoting attention to everything else on the road.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-18-2018, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah after driving it for a while I have gotten more used to them. Already put a small scuff on the rim due to the small sidewall but such is life.

I avoid things in the road when I see them, hasn't really been an issue. Though I don't cringe while I drive anymore, so...improvement?
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