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The price for the stock 295/45/18 size tires have gone sky high. What other size tires come close to the stock tire. Price and dealer info would be helpful, too.\

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I run the G2s on one of my cars and they are a good upgrade (but most tires are) from the stock Goodyears.
Anything that uses petroleum is high priced these days.
 

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The price for the stock 295/45/18 size tires have gone sky high. What other size tires come close to the stock tire. Price and dealer info would be helpful, too.\

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Jim
The cheapest tire that you are probably going to find that fits our 18" wheels and is close to stock would probably have to be a 275/55R18. It's just slightly taller (1.44") and so your speedometer will read about 3.3mph slower (confirmed on calculator). I know these tires fit because my L has Michelins in this size (previous owner installed them). Personally, I don't like these narrow tires and the traction in the rear sucks, but it is considerably cheaper when I looked them up. As soon as the tread is low enough, I'm upgrading the rear to 305/45R18 and the front will be returned to stock size.
 

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The cheapest tire that you are probably going to find that fits our 18" wheels and is close to stock would probably have to be a 275/55R18. It's just slightly taller (1.44") and so your speedometer will read about 3.3mph slower (confirmed on calculator). I know these tires fit because my L has Michelins in this size (previous owner installed them). Personally, I don't like these narrow tires and the traction in the rear sucks, but it is considerably cheaper when I looked them up. As soon as the tread is low enough, I'm upgrading the rear to 305/45R18 and the front will be returned to stock size.

1.5" is a lot taller. That's a 30" tire
And 3.3 mph is only at 1 speed. The tire is a percentage larger and the speedo will always be a percentage off.

Also a 55 series is a lot of fucking sidewall. That's going to have a serious negative effect on handling.

So it's 4.9% taller. This means a 4.9% speedo error. So at 30 it's 1.5 mph, 60 is 3 and 75 3.8.
It's not much.

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1.5" is a lot taller. That's a 30" tire
And 3.3 mph is only at 1 speed. The tire is a percentage larger and the speedo will always be a percentage off.

Also a 55 series is a lot of fucking sidewall. That's going to have a serious negative effect on handling.

So it's 4.9% taller. This means a 4.9% speedo error. So at 30 it's 1.5 mph, 60 is 3 and 75 3.8.
It's not much.

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Yeah I mean everyone knows these tires are not ideal. However, OP was specifically asking for a cheaper tire and so these 275's will work if trying to save money. They've been on my L for the entirety of the 4.5 years that I've owned it just because they had a bunch of tread left. I don't recommend them, but they do work and I've even towed a 95 Camaro on a uhaul trailer from Florida to Nevada without issues. I'm pretty sure the previous owner put them on as they were also trying to save money. As I said, whenever I replace these tires 305's are going in the rear and 295's in the front!
 
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