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Old 11-11-2017, 07:55 AM   #1
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Sizing question

Bought a set of SS wheels for the winter and threw blizzaks on them. 245/50r20 in the front and 275/40r20 in the back. It appears the front are rubbing the strut, and now my stability control light comes on every now and then due to the difference In sidewall. I thought difference would be small enough to get by but I guess not.

The 245/45R20 I can't get for anything less than like 300 a tire, but, I can pick up another set of tires that are 245/40r20 for pretty cheap. No doubt this would probably fix my strut issue (i hope), and maybe since it's only a difference of 5 in sidewall compared to the rears, stabilitrak won't go batshit.

What's everyone's thoughts on this? Should I go for the other tires, or try and do something to make the ones I have already work?
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Old 11-11-2017, 09:43 AM   #2
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you got some big stones my friend to drive that beast in the winter!
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Old 11-11-2017, 09:44 AM   #3
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Haha, it won't be for primary use, more so just to take it out on the weekends to keep the battery going and the fluids moving
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Old 11-11-2017, 09:57 AM   #4
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in that case, i'd buy the 245/40/20 tires to be on the safe side
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Old 11-11-2017, 10:19 AM   #5
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Cool. I mean, if it does act up, I can just disable stabilitrak when I'm driving. It's not like I'm gonna throw this thing into a snow storm anyway, the snow tires are really just for worst case scenarios, and so that I don't ruin my summer tires (or my 10 spokes)
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Old 11-11-2017, 10:22 AM   #6
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dont blame ya, we had a surprise snowfall here in upstate ny and my car was outside, almost had a heart attack because i have slicks on it.
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Old 11-11-2017, 12:45 PM   #7
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dont blame ya, we had a surprise snowfall here in upstate ny and my car was outside, almost had a heart attack because i have slicks on it.
I'll have nt05 all around for the spring lol

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Old 11-11-2017, 01:42 PM   #8
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I'll have nt05 all around for the spring lol

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might i suggest going with the mickey thompson et street ss over the nto5, i had the nto5 before i went to a m/t slick and dear god anything over stock hp levels the nt05 would just let loose through 1st and 2nd gear and im in an auto!
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Old 11-11-2017, 03:28 PM   #9
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might i suggest going with the mickey thompson et street ss over the nto5, i had the nto5 before i went to a m/t slick and dear god anything over stock hp levels the nt05 would just let loose through 1st and 2nd gear and im in an auto!
You're the first person I've heard say that about these tires lol. I'll look into them, but was planning on going to 315 and don't think the Mt's come in anything more than 305

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Old 11-17-2017, 07:06 AM   #10
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Hey Spadz, I daily drive my ZL-1 (Yes even in the snow) and I use SS wheels with General G-max AS03's. I went with the original SS sizing up front 245/45R20 and have no issues with rubbing. That extra sidewall height you have is causing the problem
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Old 11-17-2017, 09:07 AM   #11
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I ended up nabbing a used set of sottozeros in 245/40/20 off craigslist, 8/32nds left for 150 bucks lol, and it works perfectly, no stabilitrak issues or rubbing
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Old 12-22-2017, 04:09 PM   #12
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I just put my 245/50/20 blizzaks on all four corners too. The front is rubbing against the strut. Any way I can fix that? I don't want to buy a new set since this is brand new.

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Old 01-02-2018, 01:47 PM   #13
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I just put my 245/50/20 blizzaks on all four corners too. The front is rubbing against the strut. Any way I can fix that? I don't want to buy a new set since this is brand new.
Spacers might help but I don't know
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:23 AM   #14
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I have been using Blizzaks on my cars since 1993, all have been either rear wheel drive muscle or sports cars. I buy a cheap set of narrower smaller rims to mount them on. That is really the secret to driving these cars in snow. Tall, narrow tires are much better in snow than wide tires with no sidewall. My present winter ride is a Lexus 430 SC, which normally uses 18" or 19" rims that are pretty wide. For my Blizzaks I use 16" Toyota wheels.
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