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Which tire puts the most tread to the ground?

I've been doing a ton of research on Tirerack and it seems to me that the BFGoodrich Sport Comp 2's are the "widest" tires out there. What I mean is that they seem to have the widest tread width out of any tire in every size that I look up. Tirerack shows their tread widths to be only about 0.2 inches less than the section width for each size. Are there any other tires that are going to look as big as the Sport Comp 2's or are they my best bet?


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BFG's tend to run wide.

Bear in mind that all of the measurements on tirerack are taken with the tire mounted on a wheel of "measuring rim width." If you're looking at a 275 tire that they measured on a 10" rim, don't expect to put it on a 9" rim and get the same dimensions.


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BFG's tend to run wide.

Bear in mind that all of the measurements on tirerack are taken with the tire mounted on a wheel of "measuring rim width." If you're looking at a 275 tire that they measured on a 10" rim, don't expect to put it on a 9" rim and get the same dimensions.
Right. So a 275 tire on a 8.5" wheel is not going to be as wide as a 275 on a 10" wheel, correct? I'm probably gong to upgrade to 255/45/18's on my stock 8.5" Bullitt wheels, so their measurements should be pretty accurate.

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BFG's tend to run wide.

Bear in mind that all of the measurements on tirerack are taken with the tire mounted on a wheel of "measuring rim width." If you're looking at a 275 tire that they measured on a 10" rim, don't expect to put it on a 9" rim and get the same dimensions.
This ^. In my experience, Michelins also run a bit wider (at least the Pilot Sport/SuperSport variety); Nitto, Toyo, and Falken seem to run slightly more narrow (obviously excluding drag radials). The somewhat noticeable differences in width between different tire brands in the same size on the same size rim side by side can be pretty interesting.

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