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Wheel and Tire Upgrade: Enkei PF01 + Michelin Pilot Super Sport

After 40K miles, the OEM Goodyears finally gave way (I know, you're saying "what took me so long"). Replaced with Enkei PF01s and Michelin Pilot Super Sport 245/45R18s.

Stayed with 18" for performance reasons. Interesting that Pontiac called the 19"s the "Sport Package" when they don't put any more rubber on the road and increase unsprung weight/rotational inertia. Hmmm . . . . Form over function? That was one of Pontiac's weaknesses over the years.

Side by side of New vs. OEM. Interestingly, both wheels are Enkei-manufactured with "MAT" rims in 18x8 sizing, but the PF01 is about 10#'s lighter than the OEM:


OEM weight with completely worn Goodyears (52.2#s):


PF01 weight with brand new Michelins (43.4#s):


Glory shots of the G8 in its natural environment (at the pump):





Car is SMOOOOOOTH!!!! Sticks like glue. Wheelspin cut way down too.
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