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Just curious if anyone has gone big?

225/65r17’s and 225/60r17’s are a very common and cheap tire around here,
Just curious if anyone has thrown on big boy tires (especially on the rear)
And had it work without severe rubs?

I’m hoping to have something better for winter, range loss isn’t of any concern.

Thanx
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In winter you want narrower tires to push through the snow/slush.
 

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Like wizard says, the usual move is to go narrower for better bite. Why bigger particularly in the rear? It's a front wheel drive car. The usual practice is to go an inch smaller in the wheel and narrower aspect ratio if you're going for different wheels.
 

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I run 225-60-16s on mine on Cadillac wheels. No rub, barely larger diameter than stock.
Smoother ride and quieter than rubber band on a bigger diameter wheel.
 

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Like wizard says, the usual move is to go narrower for better bite. Why bigger particularly in the rear? It's a front wheel drive car. The usual practice is to go an inch smaller in the wheel and narrower aspect ratio if you're going for different wheels.
Because those need replacement and because 225/60r17 are so common as to many times be free in like new condition.
So, Why pay $100-$150 a tire for the correct size when other sizes in LRR are $25?

I ended up putting a pair of OEMs i got free in place of my 2x original worn tires (put a little over 60k on the OEMs)
but expect to need another 2x by winter or about 15-20k later.

I ended up buying a pair of $25 clearance Michelin Energy 225/50r17 today in expectation of winter replacement,
but have a feeling they will hit my range (heavy bastards)
And be no better than stock in snow. (So still will be looking for cheap snows)

Anyway...
Why do the Michelin’s rate better than the OEM Goodyear when they have a lower weight rating while weighing 5lbs more per tire?

Are there different energies on the market that are better?

They list as LRR but I question that, ah well at 1/5 the cost of OEM I suppose I can tolerate the range hit from 2x mediocre LRR tires, probably be stuck with them 30-60k miles, me thinks they will stay up front so they wear out as rapidly as possible

Ah well
 
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