245/35/20 DON'T DO IT!

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Thanks for the review. But, i think the majority of people(at least that's what I assume) get the thicker tire to save their wheels a bit from pot holes. So obviously, this is the trade off. I doubt people get the tires for performance reasons if they did, you're review will really help them decide.
+1....been running 245/35R20 Eagle Sport A/S on OEM wheels for rougher roads and colder weather. Didn’t expect them to perform the same as a great sticky Summer tire. I am 3k miles in with no issues at all, they grip well in cold, rain & ice.

@OP - thanks for sharing, definitely like reading about experiences of others with the car.



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Thanks for the review. But, i think the majority of people(at least that's what I assume) get the thicker tire to save their wheels a bit from pot holes. So obviously, this is the trade off. I doubt people get the tires for performance reasons if they did, you're review will really help them decide.
I may be one of the few that got a replacement tire simply for performance reasons. I got ps4s in 255/30/20. They are a little bit thicker than the stock 245/30/20. I do benefit from a little more cushion though.
 

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I may be one of the few that got a replacement tire simply for performance reasons. I got ps4s in 255/30/20. They are a little bit thicker than the stock 245/30/20. I do benefit from a little more cushion though.
Do you find they are able to put the power down in 2nd gear better than the stock tires?
 

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Do you find they are able to put the power down in 2nd gear better than the stock tires?
I think it does a little. I haven't been driving it hard as much as of late since the temperatures have been pretty low. If i drive it in the 40s I don't goof in it too much. I think it grips a little better overall. the tires are a tiny bit wider but quite a bit thicker.
 

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This post is to discuss the differences in using taller sidewall on the FK8. (My POV)

I purchased the Falken FK510 tires a few weeks ago in a 245/35/20.

I immediately noticed the steering response was much slower but wanted to put a few miles to break in the tire. That still hasn't changed, while it is more comfortable the car lost its edge and feels off.
Most importantly the acceleration has been muted, it's not nearly as visceral when WOT in second gear.

The car just doesn't pull as hard as before. (bone stock)
After a year you know your car, and it's not placebo it's real.
Personally, the tradeoff for comfort wasn't worth it.
I'm pretty sure it's the added sidewall and small but significant increase in diameter.
The calculation in tire size online doesn't tell the whole story, there is a reason Honda used the 30 profile.
I will be looking to go back to the stock size tire within a few months.

P.S.

The tire itself is not bad, not quite as much grip as stock, but no slouch.
That tire size difference has nothing to do with acceleration. It’s beyond illogical.
 

                           

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