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Confused! What tires can I substitute for my 235/55/R20 tires? I have a 2009 Murano LE. Hoping to find something reasonable in cost. May only keep this car for another year, as I am beginning to have transmission problems. How important is the "aspect ratio" for my car? I have 180K miles.
 

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Aspect ratio is always important. If you throw it off, your speedometer and odometers will both be inaccurate. And nothing affects the handling of your vehicle more quickly than tires.

Is there a problem with keeping that size? There are plenty of options at Tire Rack, but I do see that they start about $185 each. What would you change to?
 

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Some forum members mentioned changing to: 255/50/20. However is that OK for the 2009 Murano? Does it matter that my edition is the LE? Want to be safe but since my transmission is beginning to fail, I may only keep the car for another year, and thus do not want to spend much. Was even considering used tires but the 235/55/20 is impossible to find used in Seattle.
 

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How low is it now? If you plan to only use it for a year more, just keep driving it with the same tires. Why bother, unless its totally bald and you live in snow country. There are shops that sells used tires locally found.
 

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How low is it now? If you plan to only use it for a year more, just keep driving it with the same tires. Why bother, unless its totally bald and you live in snow country. There are shops that sells used tires locally found.
He hasn't stated if he has FWD or AWD. Used tires are alright on a FWD, but a very bad idea on AWD, unless you can find a matched set of 4 used tires worn evenly.

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Confused! What tires can I substitute for my 235/55/R20 tires? I have a 2009 Murano LE. Hoping to find something reasonable in cost. May only keep this car for another year, as I am beginning to have transmission problems. How important is the "aspect ratio" for my car? I have 180K miles.
I have 2017 Murano - 235/55/20 - came New with Bridgestone Duellers. Now have 40,000 miles so also considering new tires.
Research Tire Rack, free delivery!
I liked the Goodyear Assurance - Warranty 85, 000 miles. Also Uniroyal Tiger Paw withWarranty 75,000 miles - good luck
Also many install but get alignment !
 

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He hasn't stated if he has FWD or AWD. Used tires are alright on a FWD, but a very bad idea on AWD, unless you can find a matched set of 4 used tires worn evenly.

Have a good day.
I have AWD. They say my tire tread is a "2" of whats left. I am in rain country in Seattle. Thus far, driving until bald. But worry about stopping in the rain. On another note, my quote for a NEW transmission is approx $4000. Should I spend that on a 2009 Murano LE with 180,000 miles?
 

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In rain country like Seattle, tread depth is at least as important as it is for snow. Hit a puddle at road speed and you can hydroplane into a wall. If you're at 2MM you're borderline legal and set up to lose control via hydroplaning. If you're selling in a year, go to Discount Tire online and buy the least expensive tire you can find in your size.
 
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