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post #31 of 34 (permalink) Old 08-17-2015, 04:41 AM
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Hello,

Probably breaking some rules here but I need some advice before purchasing an SSR which I can purchase today.

On the fence to purchase an SSR. I have two vettes and an 2008 Impala SS. so I am familiar with expensive, odd size tires.

I like to drive my stuff and do not want to buy this SSR and find out I cannot get new tires as I want to run this on the interstate, not trailer it, to any shows.

Tire rack says OEM size tires are not available. Is this true?

If yes, I am changing rims (and buying tires and TPMs) and storing factory stuff for the "collector" after me.

Can I get a decent chrome rim and a set of run flats and where do I look and what is my recommended budget? Need quick good answer as car is for sale now and it is an estate sale.

Any good advice is appreciated this am (Mon Aug 17).

Apologies if I broke protocol but I could not figure out how to start a new thread so I replied to this one.

Many thanks in advance. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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post #32 of 34 (permalink) Old 08-17-2015, 05:31 AM
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Buy it if the price is right for you. Tires are available. I am running Continental Cross Contacts. I got them from a Firestone store.
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Many tires available for the oddball SSR sizes, to fit stock wheels.

Several of us run Nitto Invos, 255-40/19 front, and 315-35/20 rears. Very slightly undersized, but no problem at all. Some run Toyos that are slightly higher profile in the front.

The OEM Goodyears were not great tires - several Fanatics have had accidents in wet weather with them, mostly accelerating on an on ramp. OK in dry conditions, but I found the Invos much better in all conditions.

I've had 5 SSRs, still keep a supercharged 6 speed as a driver. I have not had any interest in a Vette since getting the SSR. Wife much prefers the ride height, ease of getting in and out, and the constant positive response to the truck.

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