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  1. First time owning a smart car, help.

    New Members Area
    Hey everyone! Please give me tips on how to keep this little guy well maintained. I live in Orlando, Fl and would love to know where I can take my smartie for repairs, maintenance, service, check ups, etc. I just want to be prepared in case things happen. How often do I need to change the...
  2. Smart Car Bigger Wheels

    smart General Discussion
    Hey all! I know similar questions have been asked before, but I would love if someone could put my mind at ease lol. I just bought some used tires and rims for my 2009 Pure. The rims I got are OZ Racing X2 Wheels which are 6.5 at the back and 5.5 at the front (instead of 5.5 at back and 4.5 at...
  3. 453 Original tires & rims for sale

    smart Parts Marketplace
    For sale; four (4) OEM 15" rims and tires from my 2018 (453) Smart Cabrio. Tires have less than 6K miles on them, and the rims are in excellent condition. Car is garage-kept and is owned by an automotive industry professional. (Nothing wrong with this set, however I upgraded to the 16" rims and...
  4. Brabus Wheels for Sale!!

    smart Parts Marketplace
    Bought a set of after market wheels for my 2013 Smarty Brabus Ed. and am selling the original 5 spoke wheels with mounted TOYO tires. Nice shape, tires 30% left on tread. Asking $350 plus shipping from SW Michigan. Call [email protected] 269-501-6792
  5. Winter Tires

    Connecticut Chapter
    For anyone looking for winter tires, I posted in the parts for sale section. You can avoid shipping and/or sales tax buying these nearly-new tires. Tim
  6. Continental ContiWinter Contact Tires

    smart Parts Marketplace
    I have a set of 4 nearly brand new Continental ContiWinter Contact tires 2x 155/60-15 2x 175/55-15 It probably makes the most sense for a local buyer in the greater NYC/NJ/Western CT area, but maybe there's a shipping option that's not too expensive. I'm asking $320 for the set and I'll throw...
  7. RPM's vs tire size...

    smart Operation and Maintenance
    All, Starting a thread about RPM's vs tire size and inflation, also effect on MPG's... Tires 185/55R15 "H" rated General HP on all four, inflated to 44 psi (max is 51), RPM's are 2900 at 60 MPH, and 40 MPG mixed city / highway... Anyone else?
  8. 185/55 all around....

    smart Wheels & Tires
    New shoes are installed, General Altimax HP in 185/55R15 on four front rims... Tires are 51 psi max (350 kpa), I have 44 (300) in them. Ride is a little rough, but I have plenty of "get up and go" from a full stop, and 65-70 MPH no problem, engine is nice and quiet.... So far, very happy...
  9. 2015 Passion tire setup on 09

    smart Wheels & Tires
    Plan to ditch the worn out, teeth-rattling, narrow-walled Continentals on my Passion next week. Getting dizzy with size and wheel recommendations as I proceed. Like the looks of the 2015 tire-size setup. Contiprocontact 195/50/R15 on the rear and 165/60/R15 on the front (According to Tire Rack...
  10. For Sale: x2 BLACK FRONT WHEELS OEM 2010 Fortwo Passion Cabrio

    smart Parts Marketplace
    Rockin' all 4's so now I have two spare front wheels. Great condition, took off the car at about 30k. One owner (the dealership) before me so everything about this car is in tip-top shape. These are the ORIGINAL OEM narrow front wheels in black. Located in Southbury, CT. Willing to meet or...
  11. Tires

    smart General Discussion
    I drive a 2008 smart for two Passion. Why are the smaller tires on the front? I'm going to replace the rear tires in a few days. I'll then replace the front tires in a month. I was thinking why not put the same size tires that are on the rear on the front. Now, I know thinking can get us...
  12. Lifted smart problems

    smart General Discussion
    I recently had a thread about lifting my smart. Everyone was so helpful :) I now have the 2" daystar lift and rear steels with 295/60/r15's at all 4 corners. The steering feels "touchy". It feels as if I could easily "oversteer" the car. Would rear wheel spacers help bring back the geometry...
  13. Lift kit/tire confusion

    smart Modifications
    I'm so confused over my prospective lift and tire change. I've called daystar, smart madness and tire rack and haven't found an answer. I've searched this forum and have more of a clue. I figure a direct question would be the way to go. I'm wanting more ground clearance for the flooded...
  14. Tire/Rim replacement help

    smart Wheels & Tires
    First, let me apologize. I concede there's ample information on the forum about tires and rims. My issue is filtering, and I need some help. So, apologies and appreciation in advance. To set the stage, this is a '09 stock red/black cabrio with an aftermarket stereo and smart madness cruise...
  15. Life time of Kumho Solus KH16 tires

    New Members Area
    My dealer tells me that I need now new tires after 50k miles, but Kumho's website mentions a warranty of 60k (although they don't list the Smart size of 175 / 55 anymore). The Smart manual says that the tires are good as long as the arrows below the tire threads are fully intact. How much can...
  16. Michelin Pilot 195/55R15s all around, AWESOME!

    smart Wheels & Tires
    1st, Thank you all who post info here, helped me a GREAT deal with my recent tire decision.... I added stock 15x5.5" rims to the front and Michelin Pilot 195/55R15 (85V)all around, and I COULD NOT be MORE HAPPY!!!! :D Here is some tech info I gathered while researching this particular tire...
  17. Tire wear... is this normal..

    Modifications and Repairs
    I have a 2005 Smart Cabrio,(450 turbo) S. Mann modified.. how much still unknown. strikeline wheels, 175/55 15 brigstones front and rear 195/50 15 in the rear, problem is i drive rather hard on it.. and the front tires are wearing on the INSIDE ... is this because of my driving? or...
  18. Spin the Tires?

    smart General Discussion
    Hey guys! Here's an interesting question I have been thinking about. How hard would it be to spin the tires on a smart if you either pull fuse 11 or do the two button push mod? It seems like it would be easier because it's a rear wheel drive car and that's where the minority of the braking...
  19. 450 w/ 16x6.5&16x7.5 wheels- what tires/spacers to buy?

    smart Wheels & Tires
    Hello everybody, We just bought our 2006 450 cdi and it came with steel wheels with hubcaps and snow tires (145/65r15 and 175/55r15). SO- we ordered some wheels for a 451 since we read that these could be installed on a 450 using spacers. They are the same as the ones in this thread...
  20. low-end wheels

    smart Wheels & Tires
    I am looking to replace my 2008 ForTwo wheels & tires with (guessing here) all-around 195/50 winter tires. I have 94k on these tires (still have tread, no uneven wear, never been balanced/aligned) but would like a bit better handling in MD snow/ice. Not looking for 'fancy/chrome/wow-factor' -...
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