If you're changing just one tire, it might be best to use the same stock tire, due to the indirect TPMS. Check this thread out for more info.HIt a construction hole in the road that was fenced off due to the barricade having been knocked flat onto the sidewalk and the anchoring sandbags being blown apart and obscuring the hole. It was city speeds, and still got a bulge in the sidewall. I'd probably write this off to this being no ordinary pothole given that I've driven over a few in Chicago already (fact of life here in the season).
1. Has anyone else had any durability issues with the tires? I understand it's a low profile tire, so not as forgiving as the ones spec'd on the LX/EX.
2. Procontacts or equivalent should give better driving performance in winter vs. Energy Savers, but curious how much MPG one would gain back if you put equivalent Energy Savers on the Touring's 17" wheels.