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I have a black 2006 mazda 6. I have had this car for a little over a year now and I am always having to buy tires.. when I bought the car it had 215/35/18 on it i think.. (somewhere close) I have 225/45/18 on the car now. I am also paying $180 a tire... This is killing me! The tread is wearing out really fast or I end up with flats. I do have to drive a bit to go to work and it is up the mtn. so its a bit curvy..

Is there another size that would work for my drive and still look good ?

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Check out Tirerack.com and Discounttire.com, two of the best tire sites that can help in getting you the best tires for a decent price. Stick with the 215/45-18s or 225/45-18s, which are the recommended sizes for the 6.

You other option would be to downgrade to 17" wheels with 215/50-17s, but you'll spend $$$ on the wheels, and although the 17" prices would be lower in general, it won't make any difference in terms of treadwear.
 

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Here's 51 tires that will fit, priced from $88 to $260 @...

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSearchRe...mp;x=75&y=9

The $88 Yokahamas are a steal for that price.

Yokohama AVS ES100 (Ultra High Performance Summer)
"Reviewer's Average Rating" is based on reviews
submitted by customers via our Online Tire Survey.
"N/A" denotes a tire that has not yet received
enough reviews to generate an average rating.7.6Reviewer's
Avg. Rating: Size: 225/45ZR18
Sidewall Style: Blackwall
Serv. Desc: 91WLoad Index 91 = 1356lbs (615kg) per tire
Speed Rating "W" = 168mph (270kph)
UTQG: Treadwear: 280
Traction: AA
Temperature: A
280 AA APrice: $165.00 (each)
$88.00 (each) Closeout
Estimated Availability: In Stock
Qty:
12345678Optional Road Hazard Program: Add $10.56 per tire
 

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QUOTE (patterson06 @ Jan 13 2010, 10:06 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=1629612
Thanks for the websites. Going to check them out[/b]
Careful with the ES100 this tire is discontinued in most sizes. If you do get a flat with this one you may not be able to find another one to replace it (may want to buy 5 tires if you go this route. I'd recommend the Yokohama YK520 instead. You'll spend a little more but the tread wear rating is much better (520 vs the ES100's 280). This tire will last a lot longer than the ES100 and if you do get a flat you'll be able to get a replacement pretty easy. This tire is also not discontinued. Let us know if we can help.

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/s...s=225]225/45R18 - Shipping is FREE - Check out the reviews
 
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