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2007 GL450 22x8.5 rims - what tires?

Hello all,

Recently I got myself a 2007 GL450. One of the previous owners have installed 22x8.5 rims with Nitto NT420s tires in 285/40 R22. When I got the car it had 40.5psi at the back and 39.5psi on the front. The ride was very bumpy. I have deflated tires to 32psi and ride is a little better. 2tires are bad and needs to be replaced soon. 2 tires are ok. I am trying to decide my course of action.

Option #1 - get myself 2 new Nitto tires of the same size and call it a day

Option #2 - replace all 4 tires with new Nittos

Option #3 - purchase stock 19" wheels and go for a different size

Option #4 - switch to 265/40 R22 tires and go with Pirelli Scorpion Zero or Hankook Ventus or Toyo Proxes

Option #5 - switch to 275/45 R22 Hankook Ventus

I was leaning towards the Option #4, but after little more research I think Option #5 is the most attractive at this time.

What do you guys think?

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The continentals in that size have a nice ride



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Do you mean Contientals in 265/40/22?
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Yes the extreme contact DWS 06 is a great value.


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Have some info that might be valuable for someone.

I have installed 275-45-22 tires on my truck and those tires are too big for the front. They rub against the wheel well liner. One day after I got the new tires I discovered that I have a long crack along one of the wheel seams. Took off the wheels with tires.

Got myself a set of wheels and tires off 2012 X166. They fit nicely. Ride quality is much better. Tires are Nitto Motiva 275/55/r19

Bottom line for me: original wheels and tires works best.

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