Well OT I have a 2002 Mit Lancer and I'm looking into getting replacement tires for my car. I've been driving on 18' rims 215/35/18 for the past few years, however it has become quite costly and finally a few days ago I hit a bump in the road and bent one of my rims. I decided it is time to replace all of my rims. My problem is I only get about 8'000-12'000 miles for the 18' rims (at 130-150 dollars a tire it was cost me about 600-700 dollars a year to upkeep these tires, yes I drive about 20'000 a year). I was wondering if I went down to a 205/45/17 would it up the total mileage of my tires, so I could be a little more cost effective. I think I was a little to excited when I purchased these rims and tires a few years back that I didn't think about the added cost of having such large rims for such a small wheel well. Any help would be appreciated, suggestions on tires would be a plus too.