trevmar wrote:How many miles/how long have you used the 245/45R17 Falken Azenis 615k+ Ultra High Performance Tires? The standard size is 245/50R17 so I guess there's a minor change in overall diameter (and speedo/odometer accuracy - ??)
IMO, lack of AWD is a deficiency on the Bolt, so a better performance tire is on my wish list
The OE Tire size is 215/50R17. The 245/45R17 is over and inch wider and identical diameter. I preferred the 235/40R17 for acceleration and handling but the tire was too short for the already low RPM limited top speed. With the shorter 235/40s my top speed was around 89mph. I am working with a tuner on a tune for our Bolts that should open up tire sizes.
The performance of the tires is outstanding. No wheel slip in dry straight line acceleration and much improved handling. Most noticeable is under hard braking in the dry; they must cut stopping distance by at least 1/3 vs the hard oe tires.
Range is reduced by about 15% with the HP 200 UTQG Tires. This is not a big deal with home Level 2 Charging but noteworthy. I was not planning on running the tires on the street regularly due to range and wear; however they improve the performance of the car so much I find I leave them on unless I am going on a long trip.