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Old 05-11-2012, 09:05 PM   #1  
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Tires not wheels

So Im not starting a wheel size debat but what I want to know the best tire sze.

I am going to buy Michelin Pillot super sports tires just want to get the best tire size. Bellow is what I am thinking ( I have already ordered the wheels)

front 255/35ZR20
Back 285/35ZR20

What do you think ?? 2011 GT 5.0L

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Old 05-11-2012, 09:12 PM   #2  
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I always like a tire width/wheel combo that completely fills out the wheel well without sticking out beyond the body panel.
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:39 PM   #3  
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Not too sure what can fit behind the s1897 chassis, but on my new edge i have 265's up front, and 285's out back, and the 285's are not bad, but seem to be a little narrow for my 18X10 rim. So depending on the rims it might be alright. What rim size do you have out back ?
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Best for what? Best appearance, or best handling? If you're after best handling, you shouldn't go with such a large difference in the sizes front to rear.


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As mentioned earlier the wheel width plays a big part in things
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Best for what? Best appearance, or best handling? If you're after best handling, you shouldn't go with such a large difference in the sizes front to rear.


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Apperance of course. but there isnt that much difference in sizes

front 255/35ZR20 = 10.04 wide and 27.03 tall
back 285/35ZR20 = 11.22 wide and 27.85 tall
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:38 AM   #7  
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Well then those are good choices. Diameter and width are a nice fit for the wheel openings, and they are readily available sizes.


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how about 255/40/20 front and 285/35/20 out back
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:19 AM   #10  
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Just out of curiosity what is the best handleing tire size (in 20's) ??
I was also thinking of going with wider front tire 265/35zr20(10.43 wide 27.30 tall)
back 285/35zr20 (11.22 wide 27.85 tall)
stock all around is 245/45 19 = 9.65 wide 27.68 tall
this is the toughest dession so far
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