Replacement Tires to Enhance Ride Comfort?

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I have done some research online (Tirerack.com, etc) but wondering if anyone has butt-in-seat experience with alternate tires vs OEM that provide a smoother ride and/or less road noise. I don't need go-kart like handling, just looking for an enhancement to up the comfort level a notch.
 

Harvick

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When I had my Focus, I switched from Pirelli to Continental ExtremeContact and they were much quieter, I plan on doing the same with the Ecosport when the tires wear down.
 
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That's funny - I will be going from a Focus to the Ecosport when the lease is up. Really want the Ecosport but am looking to polish a few of the rough edges.
 
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The other option is to go down to a 16" wheel and get taller tires for more comfort.
 
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I did something called upsizing (I think) on a previous car that seemed to work well. An option here?
 
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The SES and Titanium come standard with 17". All other other trims come with 16". I can tell you from test driving the 16" its seems a bit smoother but its not that noticeable. I ended up getting the SES with 17" and the ride is quality great.
 

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I'm running 17" too, no problems with comfort. Do you feel it's just too harsh or too noisy?
 
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Not necessarily, just always interested in ways to minimize NVH in smaller vehicles.
 

Koko07

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Not sure why Ford would put low profile tires on an SUV. My size is 205/50R17. I do not want to go to a smaller tire, 16. I want to keep my wheels that I have, 17. I want an TALLER tire on this 17 wheel. Is there anyway to go to 205/65R17 or 215/70R17 etc? All the tables are concerned with MATCHING the size tire to keep the speedo correct. I do not care about that. I want more tire and air between me and the road.
 


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