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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:11 am    Post subject:  245/45/20 Reply with quote

Has anyone ran 245/45/20s on their car? Or know if they will fit on a stock height 04 SS?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:42 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

those are 1.5" taller than stock, you'll more than likely hit the strut plate in the rear. May have front end contact as well.

for 20" tires in 245 width you'' want 40 or 35 series tires (35 is the more common size)

235/55/17 - 27.2" tall

245/45/20 - 28.7" tall

245/35/20 - 26.8" tall

245/40/20 - 27.7" tall

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:14 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Agreed. Way too tall.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:07 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

My tire guy suggested 35 as my tops
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:50 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

You will definitely hit the strut plate in the rear. I was rubbing a little bit with 235/50R18's until the tires wore down a tiny bit.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:51 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Frank wrote:
You will definitely hit the strut plate in the rear. I was rubbing a little bit with 235/50R18's until the tires wore down a tiny bit.


Running that size as well,although they had slight wear when I got 'em. They did not rub,but they were oooh so close. They did rub my splash guards on occasion,however.

I recall most here frowning on 20's...and not that I doubt any of them,but I'm hoping some will chime in as to why,and refresh my memory...which happens to be great,by the way,it's just short. Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:31 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

patyson wrote:
I recall most here frowning on 20's...and not that I doubt any of them,but I'm hoping some will chime in as to why,and refresh my memory...which happens to be great,by the way,it's just short. Rolling Eyes


The main consensus was they look too big on these cars. Plus, a lot of our regular members were big on performance mods and 20's are so heavy.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:09 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Pitch Black SS wrote:

The main consensus was they look too big on these cars. Plus, a lot of our regular members were big on performance mods and 20's are so heavy.


Not to mention all the extra stress heavy ass wheels put on an already weak transmission.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:24 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Not to mention all the extra stress heavy ass wheels put on an already weak transmission.


yeah, that too

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:48 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

i run 245/35/20 on my summer wheels

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:06 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Youre gonna go through wheel bearings like no tomorrow.

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