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post #91 of 115 (permalink) Old 05-29-2009, 08:15 PM
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Just replaced all tires and reset front end to 0 Camber. Truck handles great, alignment and new tires virtually eliminated the steering wheel shake experienced going over uneven road joints and bridge flex points, with the top up or down. Went to General Grabber UHP's. 255/50/19's front and 295/45/20" rear. Tire noise is gone, runs quiet and smooth like never before. Had to recalibrate the speedo, 3 to 4 mph understated at 70 mph, due to the larger diameter tires, lots cheeper than a speeding ticket
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I just installed a pair of the 315/35-20 Bridgestone Dueller HP on the back of the "R". No, they are NOT the run-flats. I really like the look of the 11.5" footprint. I can still break them loose when the tranny shifts to second, but just barely. They have a great feel and are not noisy. I know that they were designed for a 10.5" minimum rim and have accepted the fact that I'll have to run them a little higher in pressure to stiffen up the sidewalls a bit. Small price to pay for something that looks this good. At 28.6" tall, they fill up the wheel well just fine.

The fronts are next. Bridgestone has a matching 255/45-19 for the front and I think I gotta have them too.....
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I just installed a pair of the 315/35-20 Bridgestone Dueller HP on the back of the "R". No, they are NOT the run-flats. I really like the look of the 11.5" footprint. I can still break them loose when the tranny shifts to second, but just barely. They have a great feel and are not noisy. I know that they were designed for a 10.5" minimum rim and have accepted the fact that I'll have to run them a little higher in pressure to stiffen up the sidewalls a bit. Small price to pay for something that looks this good. At 28.6" tall, they fill up the wheel well just fine.

The fronts are next. Bridgestone has a matching 255/45-19 for the front and I think I gotta have them too.....
Is your speedo off by much? How many miles did you have on the original tires? They looked like they had plenty of life left. Are the factory replacements hard to find again? I have 24K on my truck and my tires are still looking pretty good. Getting the front end aligned on Monday. Beginning to see a little feathering on the inside front tires. This will be it's first alignment.

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Seems like I remember reading somewhere that it is dangerous if all four tires don't have matching tread patterns on radial tires -- especially high performance vehicles. I know that in Germany, it's the law!
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Has anyone installed 305-50R-20 tires on the back? Will they fit?
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Seems like I remember reading somewhere that it is dangerous if all four tires don't have matching tread patterns on radial tires -- especially high performance vehicles. I know that in Germany, it's the law!
I've mixed radials on racing cars with no dangerous effects at all.
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I've mixed radials on racing cars with no dangerous effects at all.
Yep. I've had no problems mixing tread patterns, you don't want to mix radials and bias ply tires.
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What brand of chrome wheels, stock/after market? I'm looking for a set too.

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Yep. I've had no problems mixing tread patterns, you don't want to mix radials and bias ply tires.
Hell no!

Did it once, on a '53 Cadillac hearse no less. Had a radial on the LF, due to a flat, and when I hit the brakes hard it spun like a top. Not much you can do when that heavy of a back-end moves ahead of your butt.

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I just installed a pair of the 315/35-20 Bridgestone Dueller HP on the back of the "R". No, they are NOT the run-flats. I really like the look of the 11.5" footprint. I can still break them loose when the tranny shifts to second, but just barely. They have a great feel and are not noisy. I know that they were designed for a 10.5" minimum rim and have accepted the fact that I'll have to run them a little higher in pressure to stiffen up the sidewalls a bit. Small price to pay for something that looks this good. At 28.6" tall, they fill up the wheel well just fine.

The fronts are next. Bridgestone has a matching 255/45-19 for the front and I think I gotta have them too.....
With Mike's new tires he will be traveling 58.8 mph when the speedo reads 60 mph. OEM tires are 29.3" tall.

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Has anyone installed 305-50R-20 tires on the back? Will they fit?
Tires are 2.7" taller than OEM. Indicated speed at 60mph will be 65.6 mph. Tires might be a problem roadwise with potholes and speed bumps.

Tire Size Comparison

Specification Sidewall Radius Diameter Circumference Revs/Mile Difference
295/40-20 4.6in 14.6in 29.3in 92.0in 689 0.0%
305/50-20 6.0in 16.0in 32.0in 100.6in 630 9.3%

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I had a Goodyear blow out Sunday at 75mph and 3800 miles on my SSR. Chevy as usual says no help. I am considering run flats. Good or bad idea?

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Another tire question---Does anyone know if 275-55-20's will fit on the SSR. Have found a new set of tires and wheels off a new Tahoe LTZ that a friend is getting rid of. Bridgestone HP standard equipment on the Tahoe LTZ I guess. Thinking about putting them on all four corners. Bad idea??
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I just ordered a set of Nitto Invos, sizes 255/40ZR19 and 315/35ZR20 from the Discount Tire in Kissimmee FL and they were excellent to deal with.

I ordered them over the phone, for pick up when I arrive on the 26th and received a call in less than a week that they were already there waiting for me.

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I had a Goodyear blow out Sunday at 75mph and 3800 miles on my SSR. Chevy as usual says no help. I am considering run flats. Good or bad idea?

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Another tire question---Does anyone know if 275-55-20's will fit on the SSR. Have found a new set of tires and wheels off a new Tahoe LTZ that a friend is getting rid of. Bridgestone HP standard equipment on the Tahoe LTZ I guess. Thinking about putting them on all four corners. Bad idea??
This is what I run: a 55 would be a little taller.

Eagle RS-A in a 275-50-20 is a common tire and worked for me at about $150 each OTD at Americas Tire. They are OEM on some Suburbans. You give up a little in width but same height.

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go with Original Tread design...little quieter & matches original tread design. Although I like the looks of the new design...any opinions?


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