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Right now I am using 275/55/17 tire size and also I use EVO II rims (pic) which is 17x8.5J. My question is, what`s the maximum width of tire can I use? what about 285, 295... any tire expert? Need your opinion.
 

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285-45-17 ... but the set up you have now is good, this tire size will start to give you a harsher ride. I have a 20" rim and ride on 295's I could not imagine riding on 295's with a 17" rim.
 

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You can go up to a 295 without a problem. The width of a tire is not neccesarily what makes the ride harsher, it is the sidewall height most of the time. So if you got 295-55-17's the sidewall would be slightly taller and thus the ride should be smoother and more comfortable as well as handling being improved due to increased width.
 

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GOAT - 5/3/2005 8:36 PM

285-45-17 ... but the set up you have now is good, this tire size will start to give you a harsher ride. I have a 20" rim and ride on 295's I could not imagine riding on 295's with a 17" rim.
I`m kinda like the look of the ML55 esp. when you look from the back. TOUGH ONE. I know it is 285. Do you think my 8.5J rim can handle/fit securely for using the 285 or 295 width? The only available size is 285/60/17 for Proxes.
 

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285 will fit on a 8" rim just fine ... so your 8.5" wheels will be more than sufficient.
 

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Not sure how handling would improve with extra wide tires. I would imagine that the steering would get soft and heavy.

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MLOffRoad - 5/3/2005 6:00 PM

You can go up to a 295 without a problem. The width of a tire is not neccesarily what makes the ride harsher, it is the sidewall height most of the time. So if you got 295-55-17's the sidewall would be slightly taller and thus the ride should be smoother and more comfortable as well as handling being improved due to increased width.
 

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MLOffRoad - 5/3/2005 10:04 PM

285 will fit on a 8" rim just fine ... so your 8.5" wheels will be more than sufficient.
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Not neccesarily ... the rule of thumb is the wider you go the more stable you are as long as the sidewall is stiff enough for good handling.... thus handling will be improved. The handling will get soft and heavy with bigger heavier tires with softer sidewalls, such as big off road tires like I have. It makes for a smoother and more comfy cooshy ride though. LOL

DelJ - 5/3/2005 10:22 PM

Not sure how handling would improve with extra wide tires. I would imagine that the steering would get soft and heavy.

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MLOffRoad - 5/3/2005 6:00 PM

You can go up to a 295 without a problem. The width of a tire is not neccesarily what makes the ride harsher, it is the sidewall height most of the time. So if you got 295-55-17's the sidewall would be slightly taller and thus the ride should be smoother and more comfortable as well as handling being improved due to increased width.
 

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dewdaltz - 5/3/2005 10:23 PM

MLOffRoad - 5/3/2005 10:04 PM

285 will fit on a 8" rim just fine ... so your 8.5" wheels will be more than sufficient.
Maraming Salamat... thank you..
Your very welcome fellow pinoy ... [:)]
 

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ML Matt - 5/3/2005 10:30 PM

I'm wondering if 19"x8.5" rims can fit the tire size of 255/50/19 ??? I want to use a thinner tires in saving some gas.
I dont think the ammount of gas you save on moving to a smaller tire would really be noticeable. I suggest you get a tire that fits the rim width properly such as a 285 width. If you get a narrower tire you may regret the way it looks and it also doesnt protect the wheel lips very well against curb rash. [;)]
 

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MLOffRoad... remember that when you go wider you also got to adjust the height of the tire as well... and in dewdaltz case you just can't go wider without having the proper height as he found out that manufacturer won't make such a size OR there is only one manufacturer that will make that size. Just goin wider or skinnier tire and not having them in ratio will throw out your speedo... not by a lot but it will. Hope this helps.
 

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dewdaltz - 5/3/2005 6:37 PM

Do you think my 8.5J rim can handle/fit securely for using the 285 or 295 width? The only available size is 285/60/17 for Proxes.
Go to www.tirerack.com and check the spec sheets for tires you are considering-they list appropriate rim widths. 9.5" is optimum for 285/17s, but, for instance on the Yokohama AVS/ST chart 7.5 - 9.5" is listed for 285/60s (285/55 or 6y0 should work). Some tires like Michelin Cross Terrains and Pirreli Scorpion Zeros only go up to 275s in 17".
 
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