| | Curb Rash Prevention?
I know, I know, the best way to avoid it is to not hit the curb at all. I live in the city and park on the street daily, though, and sometimes it's just unavoidable. I've got some small knicks on a few of the rims that I want to take care of at some point. With past cars that I've owned, this wasn't an issue because the tires had enough extra bulge past the side of the rim that the tire would always hit the curb first. With the stock Yokohamas 205s on my 3, there is no bulge, so the rim hits first. These tires are narrower than they should be for this rim IMO.
Does anyone have any recommendations on ways to deal with this? I'm thinking of picking up a set of summer tires to replace the Yokohamas, which aren't that great of a tire. Something that runs a bit wider in order to protect the rim, but still 205 width. Any recommendations?