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Default Optimal tire size!

Seeing so many mixed responses in reference to tire sizes on a 20" staggered set up. So someone simplify it for me. As the title says, optimal size! Ill be running a 1" drop.

F - 20x9....best tire size? 255/35/20?
R - 20x10.5....best tire size? 295/30/20?

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Thanks. That's a hell of a lot easier than all the mixed jumble i came across!
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You won't find many 295/30/20's, though. The only cheap-ish one, would be the Proxxes A/S tire. Unless you want to spend a ton of money on some Pilot Super Sports.

You could do a 295/35/20 with the Nitto Invo, though.
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Would it look goofy with the 295/35 sidewall on the rear?


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Any help here? As opposed to a 295/30?



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This is a 305/35-20. You decide if it looks goofy.

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^ Exactly.

You can even run a 315/35/20.

Nitto is what you'd have to run for those sizes...well, let me say, you could find other tires, but the Nittos (555, NT05, Invo) will be your best bang/buck.
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What drop and how much of a drop is that you're running? Any rubbing issues ever?


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20x9.5 with 275's front

20x11 with 315's rear
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What drop and how much of a drop is that you're running? Any rubbing issues ever?
I'm just now seeing this. The suspension is Eibach Sportlines, Tokico D-Specs, and a UPR adjustable panhard rod. The wheels/tires are big enough that the rear being even 1/8" off center is noticeable, so I spent a couple of days really getting it centered.

The fronts never rub. The rears don't usually rub, but they will if I have a lot of weight (200+lbs) in the rear seat or trunk. I've found that setting the front struts to a softer setting will minimize rubbing in the rear. It doesn't really seem to matter what setting the rears are on, but if the fronts are stiff, the energy from a bump will be sent to the rear.

Rubbing doesn't bother me. Cars don't look right unless the wheel openings are filled. I've never owned a car that didn't rub some. If you're nervous about it, then go with a smaller tire or less drop.
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We're running this combo on our 2010 GT/RR and there is NO rubbing.
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That information doesn't really help unless you add details about tire brand, wheel offset, and suspension details.
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Sounds like a Steeda wheel right? The Spyder? I know the offsets on those are 45+ in the front and I think...60+ in the rear?
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Also, I think NT05's are the tire of choice for those.
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