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I'm looking into new rims, I found a set of 18x7 rims I like and I was wondering which tires I should get, I know I want performance tires (summer rather than all season, we don't get snow so no need for anything but summer tires) but I'm not sure which tires to get. There's 2 sets of runflats and 2 sets of regular summer performance tires im looking at, but what I'd like to know is which ones would be the quietest and which ones would grip best? Here's the links to the tires I'm looking at-

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...2016&autoModel=iA&autoModClar=&wtpackage=true

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...2016&autoModel=iA&autoModClar=&wtpackage=true

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...2016&autoModel=iA&autoModClar=&wtpackage=true

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...2016&autoModel=iA&autoModClar=&wtpackage=true
 

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I'm looking into new rims, I found a set of 18x7 rims I like and I was wondering which tires I should get, I know I want performance tires (summer rather than all season, we don't get snow so no need for anything but summer tires) but I'm not sure which tires to get. There's 2 sets of runflats and 2 sets of regular summer performance tires im looking at, but what I'd like to know is which ones would be the quietest and which ones would grip best? Here's the links to the tires I'm looking at-

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...2016&autoModel=iA&autoModClar=&wtpackage=true

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...2016&autoModel=iA&autoModClar=&wtpackage=true

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...2016&autoModel=iA&autoModClar=&wtpackage=true

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...2016&autoModel=iA&autoModClar=&wtpackage=true
The tire size on these cars are retarded and they cost a arm and leg to replace. After doing some research these's optional tires below are a little bit wider, cheaper,reuse the same rim, and minimal effect on speedometer. If you're traveling 80MPH, with the size tire below you're actually going 80.45MPH.

Scion iA (Stock)
Standard rim: 16x5.5, 40 offset
Standard tire: 185/60-16
Bolt pattern: 4x100

Price range from 40-60$ a pop.
New Size: (New Size) 205/55/16
Option: GT Radial Champiro Vp1
Veento G-3
Antares Ingens A1


Indepth Link:

http://www.wheel-size.com/calc/?whe...=205-55-16X5.5ET40&fcl=38mm&wcl=30mm&scl=50mm

PS: I prefer my tires chooses over your options.
 

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The S drives I have had a lot of time with, I do like them but they aren't extreme performance. The Potenzas are nice as well, haven't personally used them but have heard a lot of people that liked them. The S drives I drove on a lower pressure than I would regularly though
 

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The tire size on these cars are retarded and they cost a arm and leg to replace. After doing some research these's optional tires below are a little bit wider, cheaper,reuse the same rim, and minimal effect on speedometer. If you're traveling 80MPH, with the size tire below you're actually going 80.45MPH.

Scion iA (Stock)
Standard rim: 16x5.5, 40 offset
Standard tire: 185/60-16
Bolt pattern: 4x100

Price range from 40-60$ a pop.
New Size: (New Size) 205/55/16
Option: GT Radial Champiro Vp1
Veento G-3
Antares Ingens A1


Indepth Link:

http://www.wheel-size.com/calc/?whe...=205-55-16X5.5ET40&fcl=38mm&wcl=30mm&scl=50mm

PS: I prefer my tires chooses over your options.
I'm looking at different rims though, I don't like the stock ones... I didn't think they were too badly priced either, I've never put tires on anything but one of my fords and my camaro, with the truck I bought the cheapest ones with a 3 star or better rating and they were $410 each, and for my camaro I got mid-range summer performance tires which were $290 each up front and $370 each in the back. I guess with the newer cars they're cheaper though, I never really looked into other sizes because I didn't think tires would get much cheaper.
 

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The S drives I have had a lot of time with, I do like them but they aren't extreme performance. The Potenzas are nice as well, haven't personally used them but have heard a lot of people that liked them. The S drives I drove on a lower pressure than I would regularly though
I might go with them then, I'm not looking for extreme performance, just something that grips a bit better than stock because these tires kinda suck around corners and especially in the rain.
 

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Sorry to dig up an old thread but just wanted to add my tire experience with the 2. It has the same alloys you guys get with different colors and it had the 185/65s as standard too. I picked up a large puncture within a month of getting the car and though it was fixed, within a few weeks I had a swelling in the sidewall so obviously the tyre needed to be replaced.

Unfortunately I found that the size was not available anywhere in the country as it appeared the 2 was the very first car here to be equipped with the size! So after a bit of head scratching I decided that the best bet was to upgrade the tyre size and change all 4. Found out that I could go to 205/55s so went ahead and did that by getting a full set set of Toyo DRBs and they have really made a difference compared to the old dunlops. The car is quieter and rides quite a bit smoother (I run lower pressures than the rather high values recommended on the door sticker, which seem to be tailored to work with the low rolling resistance dunlops) AND it grips much better as well. As a bonus, the wider tyres look significantly better to my eyes than the skinny 185s.
 

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Sorry to dig up an old thread but just wanted to add my tire experience with the 2. It has the same alloys you guys get with different colors and it had the 185/65s as standard too. I picked up a large puncture within a month of getting the car and though it was fixed, within a few weeks I had a swelling in the sidewall so obviously the tyre needed to be replaced.

Unfortunately I found that the size was not available anywhere in the country as it appeared the 2 was the very first car here to be equipped with the size! So after a bit of head scratching I decided that the best bet was to upgrade the tyre size and change all 4. Found out that I could go to 205/55s so went ahead and did that by getting a full set set of Toyo DRBs and they have really made a difference compared to the old dunlops. The car is quieter and rides quite a bit smoother (I run lower pressures than the rather high values recommended on the door sticker, which seem to be tailored to work with the low rolling resistance dunlops) AND it grips much better as well. As a bonus, the wider tyres look significantly better to my eyes than the skinny 185s.

Do you have a picture? How do they fit on the rim? Its it to narrow?
 

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Good Tire choice

;)Hey I have a great tip. I have 38k and I put 195/50 16 Dunlop direzza's on. The lower profile changed my overall gearing and now I zip along a lot better. Seems like the stock gearing is for the MPG wars and is to high. Walmart had these Dunlop's for $89 each but they have raised the price to $105. When I get custom rims for my Scion I am going to get 16 rims to take advantage or this gearing advantage. My speedometer is off by 4 instead of 2 mph which it was stock. Car will lose about 2mpg but top speed is gearing limited so you can lose or gain there. Scion zips along nicely now. Overall diameter of tire has a direct affect on gearing. Makes this thing go like a little Miata.
 
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