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Hello,

Surprisingly the original Michelins have lasted to 57k miles, but they are now at the wear indicators.

I want a tire with as soft a ride as possible, but sticking with the 17 inch rims. I think the stock 225/50s are a little too firm.

I am looking at the Goodyear Comfortreds.

Think there would be much difference in ride comfort between these 2 sizes? There is a big difference in price. $126 versus $155


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The stock size on the 2006 Sonata with the 17" wheels is 225/50/17. I am thinking seriously about switching to the 215/55/17 when I change my original tires. I believe that Hyundai made the change to the 215/55/17 themselves due to complaints about the harsh ride of the original 50 series tires so it seems like it might be worth it.
 

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QUOTE (tiberious @ May 6 2010, 09:38 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=320158
Hello,

Surprisingly the original Michelins have lasted to 57k miles, but they are now at the wear indicators.

I want a tire with as soft a ride as possible, but sticking with the 17 inch rims. I think the stock 225/50s are a little too firm.

I am looking at the Goodyear Comfortreds.

Think there would be much difference in ride comfort between these 2 sizes? There is a big difference in price. $126 versus $155


Thanks for your comments
Personally, I can't tell the difference, but that's just me. I was going to switch to 225/50R17 when I was getting my new tires, but they were going to take another week or two to get and I couldn't wait... plus it was cheaper to get the 215/55. Tirerack has the 215/55R17 going for $111 + a $40 rebate...
 

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try the continental extreme contact DWS. if you live in area where you expereince snow, than this maybe the right tire for you. TireRack had them rated 8.7 out of 10. I have these on for over two weeks now, very happy. Since it has softer sidewall even thought it is low profile, it rides like a passenger car but still retains the sporty car characters. Another plus is the long tread life rated 540AA

225/50/17 cost like $2 more than the 215/55/17 in TireRack. But the 225 series is in national backorder status........
 

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QUOTE (perma88 @ May 6 2010, 05:41 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=320360
try the continental extreme contact DWS. if you live in area where you expereince snow, than this maybe the right tire for you. TireRack had them rated 8.7 out of 10. I have these on for over two weeks now, very happy. Since it has softer sidewall even thought it is low profile, it rides like a passenger car but still retains the sporty car characters. Another plus is the long tread life rated 540AA

225/50/17 cost like $2 more than the 215/55/17 in TireRack. But the 225 series is in national backorder status........
I want to second the Conti DWS tires. I have a set on my 335d and they are long wearing and are absolutely fantastic in the rain or snow. A better choice is nowhere to be had.
 

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I got some General Altimax HP is 225/55r/17 and love them so far. They are quite and have a much smoother ride that the OEM tires. I would recommend them. I got them for 569 mounted and balanced.
 

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I have the Continental Extreme Continental DWS for about 5000 miles and they stick like glue and still look new. They have a much softer ride than the Goodyear Response Edge I had on and are a lot quieter. You cannot go wrong with these tires. They are so much better than the more expensive Goodyear tires.
 

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two friends of mine have the continental extreme contact dws and they are great tires and added comfort to a lowered, lowpro tire on a race tuned subi. I will be getting the same tires in a few months when i need new ones.
 

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I would stay with/goto 225/55/17's vs the 215/55/17s.....they look better(the 215's are to small) and I dont see how the shorter sidewall 215's would ride better. I just switched to 225's from the 215's(original tires were done....42000 mi) I think it rides better.
 

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the 215/55/17 are nowhere near adequate for the power of the 3.3 and will worsen the already not so great handling of ur sonata. My dealer mounted 215/55/17 bcus the 225s that my car had when on the floor did not have tpms sensors. I regret not making them use the 225s. Avoid 215 at all cost unless you enjoy spinning ur tires at every light and in 2nd gear on wet pavement.
 
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