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      04-17-2009, 02:01 PM   #1
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Tire Question for 20s

I have a question on tires. Currently i am running 20" x 9.5 fronts with 245/30 ZR 20 and 20 x10.5 285/25ZR20 Rears. im looking for a tire with more sidewall. Also take into consideration i have H&R springs, so i have to be careful of rubbing.

what tire size would you reccomend for this set up. The 285/25 is to little rubber for me. i was thinking a 285/30? i am afraid this may rub? any input is appreciated! thanks!

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What offset are the rears?
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If you go with Toyo or Nitto you should be ok with 255/30/20 front and 285/30/20 rear. Toyo and Nitto have an overall smaller diameter than most other tires. You may experience slight rubbing on full turn on 255/30/20 depending on your offset. Aren't your 245/30/20 on a 20x9.5 too stretched?
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245/30 on a 9.5 is a mild stretch at most.
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roger its a 15 in the front and 27 in the rear
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roger its a 15 in the front and 27 in the rear
Paul, I hope my answer to your questions have been helpful, feel free to ask anything anytime
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I would recommend a 255/30-20 and a 285/30-20 as well...
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285/30 is a pretty tall tire especially if you're lowered... But hey, if you can stand the thought of rolling fenders, it's doable.
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285/30 is a pretty tall tire especially if you're lowered... But hey, if you can stand the thought of rolling fenders, it's doable.
Not true at all. A 285/30-20 is closer to the stock 265/40-18 than a 285/25-20, 295/30-20, 295/25-20, etc. See link and plug in the numbers:
http://www.geocities.com/gmfwd/pages/tirecalc.html
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I was told a 305/25 is possible on pirellis
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New York roads are the worst I've seen in a very long time..I'm nevous for when I put my wheels on..I'll be running 295/25/30 and 255/30/20

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If you use a TOYO/NITTO you should run a 255/30/20 and 305/25/20

If you use a Michelin PS2, you should run a 255/30/20 and 295/25/20.

If you had a 20x9 front, 245/30/20 with 295/25/20 would be the perfect match and TUV approved for the E9X M3.
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