Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Edmonton Alberta Canada
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Smaller rims but same OD tyres
I know my views on tyres are very much at cross purposes to most everyone else, but I really think it is a good idea to remain with the factory sized tyres unless one has a real good reason for something different.
I purchased the 18" rims so I could install the 60 taller profile stock sized tyres, (255/60/R18), not so I could get a better selection of 32" tall tyres.
I think unsprung weight matters; that narrower is better, (and it is for snow and ice), and that maximum clearance within the wheel wells is important, (it does in mud and with the frozen material build ups we get here), and that more vertical rubber between the rim and the tread is important. I routinely drive paved potholed roads here that look like a moon scape.
Yes, desert driving is different, so wider and taller can be better and there is never any frozen crud buildup in the wheel wells but ....
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Last edited by bbyer; 05-06-2011 at 09:08 AM.