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Re: HIGHER TIRES/LOWER SPRINGS....tastes great...less filling!!!
Originally Posted by notsag
I feel the side wall height of the OEM tires is too small and at the same time the gap between the top of the tire and the fenders is too big.
I´m thinking of going with a set of Michellins 275/55/20´s that have a side wall that is 1.5 " higher than the oem 255/45´s (but have the same width).
Any comments or suggestions. What do you think?
I think it would look great, I don't know about lowering though, there is not much rear travel as it is. It will look lowered with taller tires anyway.
Make sure the tire's OD is the same front and rear. If you don't you will jack the allwheel drive. You will loose a little low end (you would be changing overall gearing) but gain a little high end. Also you would need to go to the dealer to get your speedo recalabrated, until the aftermarket comes up with a reprogrammer.
I want to do the same thing except go with 22's. But I cannot find anything I like better than the stock 20's yet.
You can see Idealrides GC SRT8 at this site, he went with 1.5" taller Toyo's
Good luck and keep us updated with pics.
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Last edited by K Hamlet; 07-13-2006 at 12:35 PM.