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post #1 of 25 Old 12-27-2015, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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Winter Tires for Platinum

I'll be taking delivery of a new 2015 Murano Platinum in Ontario Canada, with 20 inch wheels.
I believe they are 235/55R20 as per brochure.
I can't seem to find any brand name Snow/Winter Tires for this size.
Any recommendations?
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Get a used set of used take-off 18s from the lower models an you will have plenty of less expensive choices ...plus it will save your 20s from the harshness of winter

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Get a used set of used take-off 18s from the lower models an you will have plenty of less expensive choices ...plus it will save your 20s from the harshness of winter

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The Bridgestone Blizzak DMV2's come in the 235/55/20 size for our Murano's. Cheapest place around the GTA for these is SimplyTire. I've purchased quite a few sets of tires from them.
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Dealer says 20 Inchers ONLY!

The dealer has indicated that ONLY 20 inchers can be installed on this vehicle. Am I being mislead?
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I don't think so, unless the calipers are larger on the models with 20" wheels. That was not the case on the 1st and 2nd generation Muranos...but perhaps another member here has done it and can respond more accurately.

The things that matter, IIRC:

- Offset
- Clearance for calipers
- Inner and outer wheel well clearance
- Clearance for the strut/spring assembly

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The dealer has indicated that ONLY 20 inchers can be installed on this vehicle. Am I being mislead?
That is completely false. sounds like the dealer is trying to just make extra cash from you.

There are a few Platinum owners in my area who run the stock 18's for winter. I myself have the 20's for the summer and the stock 18's for the winter. The calipers are the same with S/SV/SL and the Platinum.

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Thank you for the replies.
I called around to different Nissan Service departments and they also confirmed that 20's are NOT required.
He was a young sales rep and probably didn't know better....but maybe should have.
Anyway, I'll shop around for some 18's with aluminum Alloy wheels. They'll be a heck of a lot cheaper than the 20's


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Brad, I would go with the 18's. 20" tires will give you a much firmer ride! Ouch!

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I tend to agree. With as much ice and pothole driving as winter brings, a softer ride for snow tires is kind of nice.

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I had Toyo 17's installed by the dealer.....they are phenomenal. I really dont know why anyone would pay more for anything over 17"s when you can resize to them, I think that people are afraid they are going to look small on the car, and they don't. They look huge compared to the 20"s that I use in the summer. You don't need 18's or higher unless they are cheaper than the 17's - your MO isn't going to look any better, or ride any better.
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I had Toyo 17's installed by the dealer.....they are phenomenal. I really dont know why anyone would pay more for anything over 17"s when you can resize to them, I think that people are afraid they are going to look small on the car, and they don't. They look huge compared to the 20"s that I use in the summer. You don't need 18's or higher unless they are cheaper than the 17's - your MO isn't going to look any better, or ride any better.
What size did you select in order to maintain accuracy of the speedometer?

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What size did you select in order to maintain accuracy of the speedometer?
I've been using 235/70/17 for winter setup. The stock on SL is 235/65/18.

I agree with therealthing, the 17's look good enough. Probably not as good as 20's though . I personally like the look of lower profile tires. Won't use them for winter setup though due to extra costs.
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I've been using 235/70/17 for winter setup. The stock on SL is 235/65/18.
Wow, that's a perfect match! I can't find any Toyo tires in the sizes you mentioned online at Tire Rack, but the Firestone Destination LE 2 (a very common tire on the Murano) specs look excellent - both have a 30" diameter, the 17s turn 694 revolutions per mile, the 18s 693 revs per mile.

Nicely done!

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Wow, that's a perfect match! I can't find any Toyo tires in the sizes you mentioned online at Tire Rack, but the Firestone Destination LE 2 (a very common tire on the Murano) specs look excellent - both have a 30" diameter, the 17s turn 694 revolutions per mile, the 18s 693 revs per mile.

Nicely done!
Yup the same here. My co-workers SL at another dealer - he has the same tires offered and installed by the dealer.
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