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Old 06-26-2013, 12:11 PM
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I'm looking to replace 17" run flats. Anyone have experience with Nitto Motivo"s?

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Old 06-26-2013, 01:39 PM
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Loved my Nitto' I had on my 335....Great dry traction...so so in the wet...I think I got very good wear out of them for the price I paid through Tire Rack.


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Old 07-06-2013, 08:55 AM
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Thanks for your input. Is it wise to do 245s on all corners VS. 225 fronts 255 rears ? Rotate for tire life
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:30 PM
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:38 AM
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Bob,
One thing to consider is how close you are to sale/trade-in time. Many dealers will ding you for having "off-brand" Asian tires, and say they'll have to replace them to sell the car. There is some truth to this... buyers will pay up for cars that look like they've been well maintained with no signs of corner-cutting by the PO (i.e.: inexpensive tires).

Unless you are getting horrible tire life, I would stick with "name" brands.

To your question, IMHO, staggered fitment on the same width rims front to back makes little sense; it promotes understeer. If the rims are different width, then staggered (225/255) makes more sense.
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