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Should I jump on a deal for Pirelli 215/55-17 tires? for a 2017 Volt.

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So there's a deal going on and I've actually been looking to pickup a set of the Pirelli Cinturatos.... I drive a lot, my 2017 already has about 16K on the clock.

So I know the stock size is 215/50-17, would there be any other adverse effects going with the 215/55-17 Pirelli tires, outside of the 3% difference in speedometer readings I'd get?

Was tempted to buy them now and just store them in the garage for the next 6 months or year till I actually need new tires.

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Well, if the store has a good return policy, you could always buy them now, store safely, and mull over whether you want to keep them or not, then foot the bill to have them mounted later. You lose out on the mounting costs, but you gain time to make your decision.

BTW, what's the deal? I too am curious about getting these.
Discounttiredirect -- order online, free shipping, $50 web discount, and $60 mail in rebate when you buy 4, puts the out the door cost right around $98/tire, not bad for a pirelli, supposedly these are the fuel efficient model too. (need to confirm)

pretty good deal considering I was going to buy a set of the 215-50/17's for $138 recently.

The cost to mount/balance will be the same no matter what, I always order my tires online and just take them to discount tire in the back of my car.

They have the deal going on for the 215-55/17's but not the proper sized 215-50/17s, go figure.
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