Photo request: 275 vs 285 vs 315

Discussion in 'Suspension and Brakes' started by RICE ETR, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. RICE ETR

    RICE ETR Member

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    I hate the look of 255's on my back end and want something more aggressive. Sizes I'm looking at are: 275/40/17 sumitomo, nittos) 285/40/17 (nittos) or possible a 315/35/17 (sumitomo, nitto). Trying to study up on these two manufactures, most people say they run very narrow which has me concerned with running a 275 or 285 and considering moving all the way up to a 315.

    will a 315 tire hurt my performance at all? My car currently does not need anywhere near that tire size, I just want a fat ass more than anything. Once my top end is built sure I could benefit from a 315, even then I think it would still be overkill.

    opinions? Or can people post pics of their 275/285/315 sumitomo & nittos

    thanks!


    edit- I see Mickey Thompson makes a street radial in a 295/45/17 which is extremely appealing to me, larger tire but I've got the room and will allow me to keep my 255/50/17 for the fronts.
     
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    275's on a 9" wheel vs 315 on a 10.5" wheel
    I don't remember the brand on the 275 but the 315 is nitto 555

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    I have 295 nittos on a 10" rim and im still not flush. Nittos do run narrow, but if its looks ur looking for, you can always use a spacer.
     
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    On my New Edge, I run 285/40 Nittos on 10.5" wheels and I sit flush.

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    Sumitumos are crap tires. Yes, both Sumitumo and Nitto run narrow.

    Sumitumo HTR Z II 275/40/17 (with 1.25" spacer)

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    Kumho Ecsta XS 295/35/17

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    Do ur 295 stay flush without a spacer? Would I need a 1/2" (15mm) or 3/8" (10mm) ?
     
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    They should be flush with a 3/8" spacer. I have a 3/4" spacer on the rear but the fenders have been pulled 1/2".
     
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    Sumi's are a cheap tire and I for one will never buy them again, they don't stick to the road at all and run very narrow

    315 sumi next to a 275 BFG

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    See sig.


    555s
     
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    I'm close to pulling the trigger on 295/45/17 Mickey Thompson street radials, just trying to repair my exhaust first, otherwise I need to order a new exhaust which I'm trying to avoid!
     
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    Really had my eye on the MT street radial, 295/45/17 but it is too much tire and around $650usd shipped to Canada. Settled for a pair of NT555 285/40/17 for $396 shipped.

    edit- discount tire called me, they cannot sell nitto tires into canada as per their dealer agreement. Went to Kal-Tire (one of Canada's largest tire dealers) 2 NT-555R's after mount/balance is $668... back to the drawing board!
     
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    holy shit that's spendy. you need someone in the states to buy stuff and ship it to you.
     
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    Yea shipping sucks ass in Canada. Ur best bet is finding them at a local shop. I recently got 255/40/18 for $280 installed by calling around and its an uncommon size.
     
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    Yeah, only kal sells nittos in Canada.

    Ship them to the border!


    As for tires, my rears are 275.
     
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    It was pretty good when I was living in Winnipeg, which is a 50 minute drive north of the USA border. I would get all my truck and jeep parts shipped there for free and drive down and bring them back.

    I just ordered a set of 285/40/17 Kumho's for $495 Canadian, to my door from 1010tires. $60 more than what I was going to pay for the Nitto's, I can live with that. I'll post pictures when they're on.
     
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    315 Sumi's ...I like the "crap" tires! LOL...they last a long time for me 35,000 miles...they stick ok the first couple years then do get hard & spin easy...lol, makes it more fun! They are very cheap to buy & therefore to replace if I get too enthusiastic using my new line lock!

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    285's showed up at work today!

    285/40/17 vs 255/50/17

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