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Hey guys I'm just about tired of the abysmal way my 2013 CT rides. I feel every undulating parts of the road. Still have no clue how I did not spot that during the test drive. Before I go sell it, as a last resort, any new set of tires you can advise me to buy that would make at least a 50% difference? I don't care for performance. Comfort is top priority.

And yes it would need to be a significant difference or else it's not worth it.

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Also would it be possible to change the springs to a softer set without voiding the warranty? How much money would that cost as well plz?
 

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I think its the factory tires. They are cheaper made. I would get a new set of Michelin and you can try upping the sidewall to something bigger they factory ones looks very low profile.
 

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I must admit that I have the same issue. For winter i am using 205.55.r16 tires and the difference is that potholes are more nice to pass :) . Anyhow for summer i have 21.45.r17 and i really don t like them besides the look.
And after almost two years of using i am dissapointed about interior plastic rattling noise...
You can improve the situation by using 16 inch tires but you will not solve 100% of the problem. It need s more...


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I must admit that I have the same issue. For winter i am using 205.55.r16 tires and the difference is that potholes are more nice to pass <img src="http://www.ct200hforum.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.png" border="0" alt="" title=":)" class="inlineimg" /> . Anyhow for summer i have 21.45.r17 and i really don t like them besides the look.
And after almost two years of using i am dissapointed about interior plastic rattling noise...
You can improve the situation by using 16 inch tires but you will not solve 100% of the problem. It need s more...


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To use 16" tires, wouldn't I have to change the rims as well in order for it to fit?

Im currently looking at the Michelin primacy MXM4. Anyone know if that's the best for emphasizing ride comfort and low noise? I don't really care much about anything else at this point.

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You did not mention your tire size. The ideea is to have more tire 'height' 55 ore more. But pay attention to the speedometer changes.

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You did not mention your tire size. The ideea is to have more tire 'height' 55 ore more. But pay attention to the speedometer changes.

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My current tires are 215/45/17. So would a 215/50 or 55/17 fit my car and not cause any anomalies when driving or making turns?

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My winter tires are 55s and there is definitely a bit more cushion especially hitting little bumps and potholes
 

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Use this tire calculator. It'll show you how much the speedometer will change as you manipulate sizes.
https://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

I'll also suggest that the OEM tires blow. The Michelin Premier A/S are more comfortable and perform better in general.
That being said, it's ultimately a car with a short wheelbase, so it'll never be buttery smooth.
Also, you don't happen to have an F-Sport, do you? The blue springs are a little stiffer than the normal black ones.
 

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Use this tire calculator. It'll show you how much the speedometer will change as you manipulate sizes.
https://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

I'll also suggest that the OEM tires blow. The Michelin Premier A/S are more comfortable and perform better in general.
That being said, it's ultimately a car with a short wheelbase, so it'll never be buttery smooth.
Also, you don't happen to have an F-Sport, do you? The blue springs are a little stiffer than the normal black ones.
No F-Sport here. I will get the A/S tires in 55s. Thx
 

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This seems very much like a personal preference thing. I have an Australian F-Sport with 215/45/17 tyres & I blow them up to well above factory recommendations, to 40psi. A bit harsh on some Australian roads, but that's the ride I like. Back to factory 32psi feels too soft to me. I'm using Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres.
 

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Mines on 36psi which is quite a decent comfortable pressure. The UK roads here don’t help though.


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Just sell it. Trade it in. You'll be happier in something else if you think the stock suspension is rough and you contradict yourself when you say you worry about the warranty. Changing the tires is just grasping at straws, a last ditch effort. Save your money for the next car.

Reality check, This is a glorified Prius. Not a ls460. This is the bottom of the line Lexus.

Calling it as I see it.
 

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Just sell it. Trade it in. You'll be happier in something else if you think the stock suspension is rough and you contradict yourself when you say you worry about the warranty. Changing the tires is just grasping at straws, a last ditch effort. Save your money for the next car.

Reality check, This is a glorified Prius. Not a ls460. This is the bottom of the line Lexus.

Calling it as I see it.
I have a f sport which I thought the ride was just right for most of my driving. It can be a rough ride on some washboard roads but overall very compliant. If you don't like how the stock suspension ride I also would agree that you should trade it in for something you like better. Just chalk it up as an expensive lesson.
 

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Just sell it. Trade it in. You'll be happier in something else if you think the stock suspension is rough and you contradict yourself when you say you worry about the warranty. Changing the tires is just grasping at straws, a last ditch effort. Save your money for the next car.

Reality check, This is a glorified Prius. Not a ls460. This is the bottom of the line Lexus.


Calling it as I see it.
I would generally agree with the above. The CT is designed to be tight handling and has a more aggressive ride. You could spend money on modifying it, but would probably be better served by selling it to someone who appreciates it for what it is.
 

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Hankook Ventus V12 evo2 made an increase in comfort! Good tires for every day driving but not so great tires for track or aggressive canyon driving. BTW...why is there a membership fee on this forum?!
 

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BTW...why is there a membership fee on this forum?!
Membership in the forum is totally free. There are premium tiers, but tbh, I don't even know what they offer.
 
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