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Unread 01-14-2014, 04:19 PM   #1
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Question Tire & Pothole problems...

Hi everybody. I bought a 2013 Fusion back in December 2012. I liked the look of the 19" Aluminum Rims, so I added them to the car.

Since I bought the car, I've had to buy 3 new tires (about $900), due to New York potholes.

I guess I was spoiled because my previous 2 cars were Jeeps. Would I be able to change my wheels/tires to make my car less susceptible to potholes?

I like driving my car and I hate the idea of having to worry so much about potholes & to have to roll the $300 dice every time I do hit one. 2 of the tires I had to change I didn't even hit the potholes that hard...

I don't care about the size of my rims.

Would getting smaller 18" wheels and thicker tires resolve this situation?

Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Jim

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Unread 01-14-2014, 04:31 PM   #2
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Changing to low profile sidewall tires is going to increase the chance of damage to the tires and rims.

Also most aftermarket rims are not as durable as OEM.
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Mr Car Guy misread your post I think.

Yes, "thicker" tires and smaller rims will likely reduce damage.

That said, the best alternative is to avoid them in the first place...I've never had a problem.
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