Most if not all of this thread is OLD NEWS here. I hit a curb (that's on me) at low speed (maybe 10 mph as I was making a right turn. The tire was gouged in the sidewall (no flat). I didn't feel I wanted to take it on a trip that I had planed so called around to several tire shops and no one had a 245/19 or whatever is on the front wheels of a G80 Sport. So I said piss on it, went to Costco and bought 4 Michelin tires. Sold the remaining 3 original equipment Continentals at a steep discount and never looked back.