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Old 04-09-2012, 07:09 AM   #1
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Does anyone know if it is possible to mount 275 35 20 tires on 20x8.5 wheel up front? I will be lowering the car 1 inch up front and was concerned with rubbing. Anyone here have similar setup? Currently I have 255 35 20 Invos mounted up front but just look to narrow and appears that the tires are stretched. Thanks pics below
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275 seems pretty wide for an 8.5. Those nitto 255 seem a little small on there, but tires are kinda like shoes: a Nike size 10 might be the same size as an Adidas size 12. Size will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.
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Re: Tire question

I'm not sure if this helps, but here are what 275/40/18 look like on an 18x9 wheel:



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Also, the Nitto website says you need at least a 9.0" wheel for the 275/35/20 INVOs, and a 9.5" wheels is recommended. A tire shop MIGHT be able to squeeze it on there, but it might not be safe and you would definitely have a chunk of tread that would not be in contact with the ground.
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I'm not sure if this helps, but here are what 275/40/18 look like on an 18x9 wheel:



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Also, the Nitto website says you need at least a 9.0" wheel for the 275/35/20 INVOs, and a 9.5" wheels is recommended. A tire shop MIGHT be able to squeeze it on there, but it might not be safe and you would definitely have a chunk of tread that would not be in contact with the ground.
Yeah I hear ya, the only thing that I can think of is that the INVOs running narrow may help out that 275 on the wheel. I wish they made a 265 but its only available on the nitto 555 which is not as good a tire as the INVO. The 255 looks stretched out and I an worried any curb will damage that wheel big time

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275 seems pretty wide for an 8.5. Those nitto 255 seem a little small on there, but tires are kinda like shoes: a Nike size 10 might be the same size as an Adidas size 12. Size will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.
Good point and that is exactly my thinking. A 275 invo may be really close in size to a 255 in another brand. Not sure just guessing
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Yeah that 255 does look stretched. The KDWs don't look stretch at all in a 255. You should be just fine. There is a guy on S197 running 275s all the way around with no issues at all.
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8.5 a 265 would look better on it but a 275 will of course work. If the brand is known to run more narrow a 275 would of course work better in this case.
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Yeah that 255 does look stretched. The KDWs don't look stretch at all in a 255. You should be just fine. There is a guy on S197 running 275s all the way around with no issues at all.
I think I saw that on the S197 forum. Was he running that size in 8.5 wide rims? I guess I could go with the 265 nitto 555 it just bugs me to run different tires.

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8.5 a 265 would look better on it but a 275 will of course work. If the brand is known to run more narrow a 275 would of course work better in this case.
The 265 only comes in the nitto 555. Not sure if I want to run different tires. I do believe the Invo is a quieter tire and longer lasting thread
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I think I saw that on the S197 forum. Was he running that size in 8.5 wide rims? I guess I could go with the 265 nittio 555 it just bugs me to run different tires.
I think he was running them on the brembo wheels and it was a AutoX car. What size do you have in the rear?
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I think he was running them on the brembo wheels and it was a AutoX car. What size do you have in the rear?
Rear is 20x10 with 295 35 tires. The brembo wheels are 19x9 correct?

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I think he was running them on the brembo wheels and it was a AutoX car. What size do you have in the rear?
You are right, your 255s look perfect!
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yea if you have to choose between 255 and 275 then I would also go with a 275 as well
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yea if you have to choose between 255 and 275 then I would also go with a 275 as well
The 275 may be the better choice. That 255 looks to small for my taste. Discount tire told me they will swap them with no problem. That is really nice of them.,Hopefully I can still drop my car and not have rubbing issues
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The 275 may be the better choice. That 255 looks to small for my taste. Discount tire told me they will swap them with no problem. That is really nice of them.,Hopefully I can still drop my car and not have rubbing issues
With 275s you might. There is a steering rack stop from Roush for lowered cars with 20" wheels.

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With 275s you might. There is a steering rack stop from Roush for lowered cars with 20" wheels.

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Thanks, I am going to install the tires first then see if I need this part. How about tge fender? Think it will clear the fender?
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Thanks, I am going to install the tires first then see if I need this part. How about tge fender? Think it will clear the fender?
No clue ... but I would think so unless it's really tall. What's the overall diameter and how much are you going to lower it?
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No clue ... but I would think so unless it's really tall. What's the overall diameter and how much are you going to lower it?
I want to say its about 1/2 taller than the 255. The drop will be 1 inch up front
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I am running 19x9's on all four corners and have 275 kdw's on all four with zero issues... But I am not lowered
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I want to say its about 1/2 taller than the 255. The drop will be 1 inch up front
You should be good man. I'm running a 29" tall tire in the rear with a 1.5" drop, which made it level with the front that got a 1" drop and there is still room.

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You should be good man. I'm running a 29" tall tire in the rear with a 1.5" drop, which made it level with the front that got a 1" drop and there is still room.
Good deal, by the way your wheel tire combo looks good

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I am running 19x9's on all four corners and have 275 kdw's on all four with zero issues... But I am not lowered
Thanks bud for the input
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Good deal, by the way your wheel tire combo looks good
Thanks! I can't believe AM discontinued these wheels ...
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Thanks! I can't believe AM discontinued these wheels ...
They did? Wonder why
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They did? Wonder why
Would have to assume lack of demand. Can still get them in chrome and black but no more hypercoated.
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Would have to assume lack of demand. Can still get them in chrome and black but no more hypercoated.
Alright, well at least you were able to buy a set. Soon those wheels will be worth more because of the rarity
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Is it going to be a 275/35 up front?
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Is it going to be a 275/35 up front?
Yeah, 275 35 20 up front
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275s installed up front, hopefully I made the right choice
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Looks good,you will be fine.
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Looks good,you will be fine.
Thanks bud, it feels different for sure. Traction up front changed big time. I get more of a soft cushion float feeling. Not sure if that is good or bad
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