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New tires and sizes ...

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Guys and Gals,
Wanted some input here as I am due for a new set of tires ..

Currently have the factory Cont 255/50/19's and was wondering about the Michelin Synchrone 255/55/19's as I can get a pull off set for pretty cheap ....

Any thoughts on if this is

1. A good tire to begin with
2. will going from a 50 to a 55 have any effect on the ride quality / performance/ etc ...

Thanks in advance.

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If it was tire for tire (same brand), going from a 50 to a 55 will give you more cushion to absorb road bumps, but be less performance minded (more tire roll). Depending on your driving habits and awareness you may or may not notice a difference. Assuming your contis are worn you'll probably hear less road noise when you put the new rubber on.
Depends how cheap...they're not exactly lighting the tire world on fire in the Tire Rack customer review section.

But, if the cops pull you over for going 57 in a 55, you can blame the tires. :D
Cheap as in $ 500 with less than 500 miles on them, rims included so I could actually sell the rims that are on the car now (they are the newer sport rims)..

Just did not know how big a diff 50 -> 55 would make or would I even be able to tell..
Do a lot of city and highway driving but nothing crazy in terms of performance...

Michelin Synchrone 255/55/19's, those are full size RR tires. The rims will be narrower than your current rim, it'll make your ride look hideous.

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