REAR TIRE

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    • when I replaced my rear tire I thought about going with a 275 35r 20 instead of the stock 255 35 20, but when I saw that the same exact nitto tire cost almost $90 more in the larger size I decided to say with the stock size - that just seemed like a bit much for such a small increase in width - especially when I considered how long it wasn't going to last

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    • edwardaneal wrote:

      when I replaced my rear tire I thought about going with a 275 35r 20 instead of the stock 255 35 20, but when I saw that the same exact nitto tire cost almost $90 more in the larger size I decided to say with the stock size - that just seemed like a bit much for such a small increase in width - especially when I considered how long it wasn't going to last
      I try to find tires that have the same tread width as the stock 255 Kenda. There are not many out there, do not believe what is in the specs for the tires, that is why I ended up getting the BFG Comp 2's. The tread width was 1 inch narrrower that the spec's quoted.
    • Part of proper tire fitment is sizing the tire to the width of the wheel. Most manufacturers would say the upper limit for a 9” wheel would be a 275. This is also dependent somewhat on the sidewall height. If you want the best performance from your tire you do not want to oversized your tire. A good rule of thumb is to take the width of the wheel, add 1” then convert to mm for the width of tire. SL wheel is 9” plus 1” equals 10” convert to mm equals 244mm which would be a 255 tire.
    • mniron wrote:

      Part of proper tire fitment is sizing the tire to the width of the wheel. Most manufacturers would say the upper limit for a 9” wheel would be a 275. This is also dependent somewhat on the sidewall height. If you want the best performance from your tire you do not want to oversized your tire. A good rule of thumb is to take the width of the wheel, add 1” then convert to mm for the width of tire. SL wheel is 9” plus 1” equals 10” convert to mm equals 244mm which would be a 255 tire.
      Thanks - thats a good thing to know. Personally I am happy to stick with the stock tire sizes - I am not convinced the very slight gain in width would improve traction enough to justify the jump in price

      I do understand that some people love the look of larger wheels and tires, but that is not something that has ever been my thing
    • edwardaneal wrote:

      mniron wrote:

      Part of proper tire fitment is sizing the tire to the width of the wheel. Most manufacturers would say the upper limit for a 9” wheel would be a 275. This is also dependent somewhat on the sidewall height. If you want the best performance from your tire you do not want to oversized your tire. A good rule of thumb is to take the width of the wheel, add 1” then convert to mm for the width of tire. SL wheel is 9” plus 1” equals 10” convert to mm equals 244mm which would be a 255 tire.
      Thanks - thats a good thing to know. Personally I am happy to stick with the stock tire sizes - I am not convinced the very slight gain in width would improve traction enough to justify the jump in price
      I do understand that some people love the look of larger wheels and tires, but that is not something that has ever been my thing
      I agree, I want the performance and the traction. All that I can get with the stock sizes of tires and rims.
    • Most of the better tire websites list the wheel width(s) that work with each size of their tires. They will often list recommended minimum and maximum wheel widths along with the width they recommend for best fitment and performance. Nitto, for example, lists their 315/35R17 tires as fitting rim widths of 10.5 - 12.5" with a recommended 11" rim width for best fit.
      If you can't find the info on a specific tire manufacturer' website, Budnik offers a generalized guide here - Helpful Tire Info - BUDNIK. I included a portion of the chart to show how recommended wheel widths also change as the tire profile ratio decreases (recommended wheel width goes up for lower profile tires).

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    • BKL wrote:

      Most of the better tire websites list the wheel width(s) that work with each size of their tires. They will often list recommended minimum and maximum wheel widths along with the width they recommend for best fitment and performance. Nitto, for example, lists their 315/35R17 tires as fitting rim widths of 10.5 - 12.5" with a recommended 11" rim width for best fit.
      If you can't find the info on a specific tire manufacturer' website, Budnik offers a generalized guide here - Helpful Tire Info - BUDNIK. I included a portion of the chart to show how recommended wheel widths also change as the tire profile ratio decreases ( recommended wheel width goes up for lower profile tires).

      A lot of them list the overall width of the tire, but not the tread width what touches the ground and even that was wrong for the BFG Comp 2.
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      I've heard it mentioned here before about getting Polaris to update the ECM for the current tire size. I'm sure there will be someone along shortly that will have solid information.
      Tim "Ghost" Ganey
      Winfield, Alabama
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      Ghost wrote:

      I've heard it mentioned here before about getting Polaris to update the ECM for the current tire size. I'm sure there will be someone along shortly that will have solid information.
      ditto but I think it might be limited to the SL tire size as a maximum
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      The only parameters that the dealer has available to change is from the base to the s/l, l/e or slr. Without checking the sizes, off hand I'd say if you wanted to use a 275 width tire, you should have gone with a 275/30/20 and not the 35 series
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