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285/50/20 or 275/55/20 - both fit, any reason to pick one?

Ones a little wider, the other taller, but the calculations say they both work so are there any advantages in driving (or appearance)?

I'm not sure why 285/55 won't fit either...
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Re: 285/50/20 or 275/55/20 - both fit, any reason to pick one?

In snow country (which coincidentally Utah is), the narrower the tire, the easier it is to get through snow. I do believe the same is true in MUD. You gotta get down through all the soft stuff to hit the traction below.

If all you want is a Bard Cruiser, then wide is best.

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Re: 285/50/20 or 275/55/20 - both fit, any reason to pick one?

The wider tire will look more aggressive and perform better on road. Neither will be great offroad.

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Re: 285/50/20 or 275/55/20 - both fit, any reason to pick one?

I am running 285/50/20 Continentals that came on it. I like how wide they are. There is plenty of room for bigger...

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Re: 285/50/20 or 275/55/20 - both fit, any reason to pick one?

I liked the 285/50/20, Later on when the the 6" lift was complete I put 325/60/20 Nitto's OMG!!!
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Re: 285/50/20 or 275/55/20 - both fit, any reason to pick one?

You will have a lot more tire choices with the 275/55. That is a factory size for Chevy, Dodge and maybe others.

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I am running 285/50/20 Continentals that came on it. I like how wide they are. There is plenty of room for bigger...
Bigger wheel, or wider tire?

It says 285/45/22 fits but I'm not sure if thats a good idea.

Or wider tire, 295/50/20, hmm......that actually fits BETTER according to the calculators. I guess that means it won't rub?
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Re: 285/50/20 or 275/55/20 - both fit, any reason to pick one?

Go with the largest side wall that you can. You still want to be able to play and you dont want to curb your new wheels.
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Re: 285/50/20 or 275/55/20 - both fit, any reason to pick one?

I have the 275/55/20 Michelins LTX I got those because running 80mph for a round trip commute of 100 miles a day.Great tire wear.Had a similar set on my Tundra,Explorer,Ranger all of which at 70k miles still looked new.
It also has a decent sidewall height.

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