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post #31 of 61 Old 10-17-2009, 09:18 AM
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Not only would they be too wide but they would also rub the fender liner too. Try to stay within 5%.
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Why is it too wide? It is only 245.

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Eric,

Why is it too wide? It is only 245.

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Because it was listed as a .45 aspect tire. Lower the aspect, the wider a rim you need, and the wider the tread portion of the tire will be. Just knowing the first number (tire width) doesn't really tell you how wide the tire will be without the aspect ratio to match.




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Thanks Eric.

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How can we tell when we compare the spec.? They don't normally shown in comparison chat.
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The best way to understand is to read up on tire sizes at Tirerack (or any other reputable source) - once you know how to read, say 235/65/18, it becomes obvious which sizes will fit and which ones will not. As a general rule of thumb, for the Murano's stock 18" wheels, the following sizes are ok:

235/65/18 (stock)
255/60/18
265/60/18

Other sizes might fit as well, but these are closest to the stock diameter and there are plenty of options in these sizes.

But don't just go by what people on the internet tell you, learn how to read tire sizes on your own too. You'll hear people list sizes not listed above, but they probably never calculated the overall diameter/circumference to figure out how much they are off by. You want to be within 5% of stock, preferably even lower than that.




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Eric,

I have learned those 3 numbers and can use the tire calculator to choose non stock size. Sorry I mixed up the aspect ratio and offset in my previous thinking.

Say, the subject that we are talking 245/45ZR18 looks good in sizewise. It actually is smaller than the stock diameter and only one size up in width. How wider the rim that we need?

Thanks. I am learning here.
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Eric,

I have learned those 3 numbers and can use the tire calculator to choose non stock size. It is the aspect ratio that I can't see from the spec sheet.

Say, the subject that we are talking 245/45ZR18 looks good in sizewise. It actually is smaller than the stock diameter and only one size up in width.

Thanks. I am learning here.
The "45" is the aspect ratio.




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Eric,

You are fast. you reply while I am editing my posting. I mixed up aspect ratio and offseet as I said in my previous post.

Please read my edited post above.

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Most tire manufacturer websites will list suggested rim widths. As for offset, talk to the dealer you purchase the rim from to get the appropriate spacers if the aftermarket rim has the incorrect offset.

245/45/18 is way way off compared to stock size - its 11% too small. Would not work well on the MO.




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I recently purchased a set of the stock 20's from the '09 LE for my '07 SL. They are 20x7.5. Apparantly the stock tires for those wheels are 235/55/20, and the selection for that tire size is awful. Has anybody put a different size tire on that wheel, and if so, do you have any pics you can post? I am thinking 245/50/20 as it is close in overall dimensions to my 18" stock set up, but if someone has slightly wider or lower profile (or both), I'd be curious to see it. I am trying to avoid a large gap between the tire and the fenders.

Also, for those using 285/50/20's (or close to that), what are the specs of your wheels (width and offset)?

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Actually the selection for that size wheel is not as bad as you think. I also have an LE with those same wheels. Currently I am trying to decide between 255/50/20 and 265/50/20. Both fall into the acceptable category (fit & speedometer reading) with one having the speedometer read slightly over the actual speed (255/50/20) and one slightly under (265/50/20). I leaning toward the 255/50/20, but really have till the spring/early summer to make a decision. Brand-wise, I'm looking at the Yokohama Parada Spec X or Toyo Proxes STII, but still have my eyes open for other brands with good reviews in the correct sizes. Hope this helps. Take care!

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Hey all, ready thru the thread but I am a tire noob...and all the tire shops around here only like to put on OEM numbered tires..

I just got a set of 20" OEM 2009 LE wheels- What is a good tire and size as the OEM size i cant find a tire less than 200$ a pop- yet some similar sizes are alot cheaper- I just do not want any rubbing when I turn- a bit higher and deff wider is good imo- thanks in advance for the help!

EDIT: I needed to read more than page 1 and 2...the post above me answers my question-- sorry!

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Kumho Ecsta STX in 275/55/18.

I'm looking for a wider tire than OEM GY's. According to the various calculators, this seems to be the closest variation from stock offered with the widest tread. Anyone with advice/experience? Kumho specs show these will fit rim widths including 7.5" (isn't that OEM size?).

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Kumho Ecsta STX in 275/55/18.

I'm looking for a wider tire than OEM GY's. According to the various calculators, this seems to be the closest variation from stock offered with the widest tread. Anyone with advice/experience? Kumho specs show these will fit rim widths including 7.5" (isn't that OEM size?).

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Has anyone installed 275/55R18s yet? Im dying to see how they look. I want a wide tire with a slightly smaller aspect ratio so that i can lower it with H&R springs and not rub. Anyone have any advice of pics of this?

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I've seen a pic of 275's on the OE 7.5"-wide rim and honestly it looked silly. The tires were ballooning out from the rims like a dune buggy. If you're really trying to go that wide, I suggest you buy wider and taller rims to start, maybe 20" x 8.5". That will also reduce the tire sidewall height. Do some searching though, I'm not sure that size will even fit without rubbing. If you're not planning to swap rims, the widest I'd go is 255.

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I've seen a pic of 275's on the OE 7.5"-wide rim and honestly it looked silly. The tires were ballooning out from the rims like a dune buggy. If you're really trying to go that wide, I suggest you buy wider and taller rims to start, maybe 20" x 8.5". That will also reduce the tire sidewall height. Do some searching though, I'm not sure that size will even fit without rubbing. If you're not planning to swap rims, the widest I'd go is 255.

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Thanks. Yeah, my mo is an AWD and while im into lowered, street trucks, i plan to just do a simple lowering on the mo and was thinking of goind with the meaty lower profile look, i guess the "dune buggy" look lol. I get what you mean though, i do kinda want that look of wide tires on a lowered SUV.

I should mention my rims aren't stock, they're OEM Maxima 18x7.5s but they still measure the same as OEM wheels. I do plan on getting some 20s at some point but can't decide on the direction to take and since i need tires soon i might as well get something i want.

Anyway. Im gonna keep trying to search but let me know if you come across a 275/55 or a 275/50 or something you think i'd like. Thanks!

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