That $1699 set is only with 225 wide tires...Stockers are 245s so you are actually losing contact patch. And I'm sure that is with crappy tires.GTO2WISH4 said:Thats what I like about them. Plus also the fact that they come in 19" as the route I wan to take. this set is running around $1600 with tires. so Its a bargain.