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I know most people lift 4x4's but it's very popular in the Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ area to put large, low profile tires on trucks and SUV's. The local dealers have them on 2wd models but not any on 4x4's yet. Just curious if anyone has had any experience and if there are any problems or advantages other than the obvious very cool look they provide. Also, anyone got a cost estimate for these type of wheels & tires??? Thanks a bunch..
 

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BigSkyLLC said:
I know most people lift 4x4's but it's very popular in the Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ area to put large, low profile tires on trucks and SUV's. The local dealers have them on 2wd models but not any on 4x4's yet. Just curious if anyone has had any experience and if there are any problems or advantages other than the obvious very cool look they provide. Also, anyone got a cost estimate for these type of wheels & tires??? Thanks a bunch..
i put 20s on mine 275/60/20 reason being if i need to travel offroad these tires will provide some protection for the rims and they also ride decent. i paid 1600 for wheels and tires, mounted and balanced. i have a 4x4 cc
 

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Excellent point ont the extra protection. Do you have any pic's?
not yet with wheels but i am working on that its been snowing here and i am lazy, sorry :crying:
 

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When deciding on the tire size, you should take into consideration the cost of having the speed sensor reset.

to get the same or nearly so speedo, use this formula:

Height =

Width/25mm : This converts everything to inches easier to understand :)
previous/aspect ratio: this is the second # = sidewall height
Sidewall+sidewall+rim = tire height

If you change the height by 1 inch this averages 2.5 mph which also adds lots of miles to your odometer and depreciates your vehicle faster.

Hope this info helps with your decision. I used to work in the tire industry.
 

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Doghouse said:
When deciding on the tire size, you should take into consideration the cost of having the speed sensor reset.

to get the same or nearly so speedo, use this formula:

Height =

Width/25mm : This converts everything to inches easier to understand :)
previous/aspect ratio: this is the second # = sidewall height
Sidewall+sidewall+rim = tire height

If you change the height by 1 inch this averages 2.5 mph which also adds lots of miles to your odometer and depreciates your vehicle faster.

Hope this info helps with your decision. I used to work in the tire industry.
Very good info. Any idea how much it cost to have speedo reset? I'm assuming the dealer or a speacialty shop can do that.
Thanks.
 

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It usually requires the ECM be reprogrammed. Sometimes there is a plug into the control and it can be recalibrate from there. Another thing to consider is the the ABLS, ABS, VDC and ABSS all use this sensor as well as Axel sensors to control the breaking of the vehicle.

I do not know if there is currently any aftermarket dealers with the equipment for such a new vehicle. It may be dealer only at this point. If you can find a dealer that understands what you need to have done.

For every tire there are plenty of alternate sizes, you just want to make sure your height is as close to exactly the same as possible.
 

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The best solution is to use one of the online wheel and tires calculators and buy a tire size that matches as close as possible to the 'original size' overall and then you don't have to reset anything.

Here is a link to one of the 'simpler ones' that will help explain it to you.

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

Chris
 

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if you get 22's the size thats equal to stock is the 205/45's. i didn't notice a different in ride quality and have taken it to the dump and alittle off road and they were fine but if your doing real off roading then i don't think the 20's would be a good idea either. oh, and make sure your rims are able to take the stock tire sensors.
 

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if you get 22's the size thats equal to stock is the 205/45's. i didn't notice a different in ride quality and have taken it to the dump and alittle off road and they were fine but if your doing real off roading then i don't think the 20's would be a good idea either. oh, and make sure your rims are able to take the stock tire sensors.
Do you mean 305's? And, what are the "stock tire sensors"?
 

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Stock tire sensors are for the air pressure monitoring system in our trucks. Apperantly someone posted that they are on the inside of the rim and connected somehow to the valve (I haven't brought up that part of the manual yet). But, if a tire guy just 'yanks' it out there goes $80 each!

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Stock tire sensors are for the air pressure monitoring system in our trucks. Apperantly someone posted that they are on the inside of the rim and connected somehow to the valve (I haven't brought up that part of the manual yet). But, if a tire guy just 'yanks' it out there goes $80 each!

chris
Interesting, I'll have to check into that.
 

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yeah i ment 305's sorry still used to numbers in the 200's from my max. The tires have a sensor in them to tell of low air pressure about the size of a cell phone battery and its attached to the air stem.
Were you able to reuse the sensors with your new wheels & tires?
 

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Yes, I wonder also!

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Were you able to reuse the sensors with your new wheels & tires?
Yes, I am wondering also! I am probably going to pick up some 18" wheels to replace the stock wheels but re-use the factory tires on my Titan, but I want to retain the air-pressure sensors.
 
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