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Old 05-17-2013, 01:42 AM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Bigger tires On OEM SE wheels

My SE has the stock 18" wheels and I want to get bigger tires but can't decide between 245-50-18 and 245-55-18. The latter is pretty common on small trucks and Mopars but I kinda like the beefy tire look.

My reasons for upsizing the tires are primarily to reduce harshness / impact on the suspension and fill some wheel gap without getting bigger wheels.

I'm also dropped on Eibach Pro-Kit springs

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stock: http://www.nissanclub.com/forums/att...s-img_7183.jpg

245-50-18: http://www.e90post.com/forums/attach...1&d=1298180164

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245-55-18: http://www.zeckhausen.com/images/car...t_Brakes-1.jpg
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:10 PM   #2
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Default Re: Bigger tires on OEM SE wheels

I would say 245/50, cuz you have the drop. personally i think the 245/55 would be a tad much....
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Default Re: Bigger tires On OEM SE wheels

I would just stay stock.
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Default Re: Bigger tires On OEM SE wheels

I think the best thing would be to look for 245/45/18 that are fuller. Depending on brand, the same size tires will not always be the same size. I have Kuhmo Ecsta 4x on my fronts and the 245/45 is a lot fuller than the Cooper Zeon Sports that I have on the back and the Enduro Sports that I used to have on the front.

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Here are Kuhmo Ecsta 4x on the fronts and Cooper Zeon Sport on the back. Both are 245/45/18 but the Kuhmos are definitely thicker than the Coopers.
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