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Old 04-16-2014, 12:26 PM   #1
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I bought some new wheels for my 2014 V6 and now Im shopping for some tires.

I have 20x8.5 +35 and 20x10 +40. Ill also be lowering it with the Eibach Pro kit. I was thinking 255/35 front and 275/35 rear, is this ideal or should I do a 40 or 45 series tire? Im looking at the Nitto 555's.
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555s run really narrow so take that into account. A 275 Nitto is way too narrow for a 10" wide rim. As far as sidewall, that's up to you. Manufacturer's generally say to stick to the stock overall diameter so just figure out what the stock is which I think is 27" and then match unless you want to go to a 28" or something out back.

Remember, sidewall size is not a fixed number, but a percentage of the overall width. So a 295/35 sidewall is going to be taller than a 235/40 sidewall just as an example.
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A 275/35/20 NT 555 will fit your 20x10 rear rims, no sweat. Nitto suggests a 20x9.5 rim for optimum performance, but states it can fit up to a 20x11 rim.

I always suggest checking the manufacturers specs before using a tire for any rim. Since some tires do run small or larger than others, while carrying the same labeled size. However, most tire manufacturers will provide the customer exact specs if needed. Below is the specs for the NT 555 tires, directly from Nitto's website.



Also, I'd stick with the 35 side walls listed in your original post. It's closer to factory the tire height and fills the wheel well up nicely at 27.6". Hope this info helps!

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Thanks for the responses guys.

Yes Shane that helped a lot. In my original post I did not state that my goal was to fill the wheel well. I have this stupid 4x4 thing going on.
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A 275/35/20 NT 555 will fit your 20x10 rear rims, no sweat. Nitto suggests a 20x9.5 rim for optimum performance, but states it can fit up to a 20x11 rim.

I always suggest checking the manufacturers specs before using a tire for any rim. Since some tires do run small or larger than others, while carrying the same labeled size. However, most tire manufacturers will provide the customer exact specs if needed. Below is the specs for the NT 555 tires, directly from Nitto's website.



Also, I'd stick with the 35 side walls listed in your original post. It's closer to factory the tire height and fills the wheel well up nicely at 27.6". Hope this info helps!

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I know what the Nitto spec is. And its wrong. A Nitto 275 is more like a 255. This is a well known fact in the community that Nittos run really narrow. Nittos are also way overpriced.
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I know what the Nitto spec is. And its wrong. A Nitto 275 is more like a 255. This is a well known fact in the community that Nittos run really narrow. Nittos are also way overpriced.
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Thanks for the responses guys.

Yes Shane that helped a lot. In my original post I did not state that my goal was to fill the wheel well. I have this stupid 4x4 thing going on.
I hear ya there with the 4x4 look. Although, I don't think these tires will fill the wheel well up as much as you'd like. You'll need lowering springs for that, but this is a good start!

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I know what the Nitto spec is. And its wrong. A Nitto 275 is more like a 255. This is a well known fact in the community that Nittos run really narrow. Nittos are also way overpriced.
We've used this exact tire on a 20x10 wheel multiple times with zero issues. In fact the tire fits rather nicely for a street car. I agree Nittos are known to run smaller, but only to an extent.

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I hear ya there with the 4x4 look. Although, I don't think these tires will fill the wheel well up as much as you'd like. You'll need lowering springs for that, but this is a good start!

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We've used this exact tire on a 20x10 wheel multiple times with zero issues. In fact the tire fits rather nicely for a street car. I agree Nittos are known to run smaller, but only to an extent.

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I have the Pro Kit. I went with the Nittos, they will be in some time tomorrow and installed on Saturday.

Thanks for the help.
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Well I hope they fit like AM says because my experience is completely otherwise. With a 255 almost flush with my old 8" front rim and a 315 stretched on a 10.5, they run narrow throughout all sizes.

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I have the Pro Kit. I went with the Nittos, they will be in some time tomorrow and installed on Saturday.

Thanks for the help.
Perfect! I didn't realize you already had the Eibach Pro kit. These wheels and tires should fill the wheel well nicely than. You'll have to let me know what you think once they're mounted up!

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