Your Post was really great. All the info I was looking for. I am thinking of getting an 05 GT Limitied.
I want to figure out the best tire/rim size for me.
I am nervious going with a <45 tire since they don't take pot holes and road debrie well. Also, it will roughen up the ride.
What I want to do is get a handeling increase by increasing the tire patch, not by having a narrower tire height.
I think this would mean using a 17" x 8 rim with a 245/40 tire.
My question is does the 245/40 tire have a similar side wall height as the stock 215/45?
Also, what do you think of the daily drivability of the 245/40/17?