[Re-title] The neurotic decision making of a 1st time UHP Summer Tire Buyer

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    got 17x8 rfp1's wrapped in 245/45 PS4S's. Cautiously optimistic. Just ordered, and I'm already like, "what are gas prices?" :)
     
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    Thanks, all, for the comments and info. It was helpful to be able to draw on a pool of such awesome people!

    Any suggestions on what one does when they have 4 OE Wheels now "laying around?"

    I live in PA.... So if I save my acorns through the summer, I am thinking of wrapping the OE wheels (they still have on near-dead stock conti's; one has a buldge after ~20k mi) with budget A/S for that 'gotcha' transition in the fall and next spring. I already have 16" wheels wrapped in Michelin X-Ice, but the "turkey day to tax day" for winter tires hasn't held in recent years. Last year a bad snowstorm hit in mid November, but there were not sustained low temps to warrant the winters.

    Opinions on sacrificing winter tire tread + spirited driving for ~2mths each year? How do others handle this conundrum?
     
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    Move to Texas and run UHP Summers all year round
     
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    Then I would have had to ask about 19s, 20s...... Everything.... bigger ^_^
     
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    Being neurotic has its benefits
     
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    #21 IronFusion, Apr 22, 2019
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    So close to being done with break-in. The vehicle hasn't been detuned this much this long since being stock. She yearns, she aches. I sooth her, saying sweet nothings while leaning in and out a bit at a time. Ever closer. ~500mi. Beat drop. Tune 3. No VSA. Hoooooooon.


    But. Then. Just. Over. Half-way
     
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    I just took these off. Love em. I have another season left with a rotation, so I'm dissapointed that I'll only get two seasons on a warranted tire. I do commend the even wear and consistent performance. No grip fall-off after x miles.

    They were on for around 7 months and nearly 7,000mi. I may have rotated them in there around July buy the fronts are much closer to bar than the rears.

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