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Tyres UK

I know tyres have been done to death on other areas of the forum. What I haven't been able to find out is-

Has anybody in the UK gone up a size on the OEM 20inch rims (275/55/20)?

If so, have you had an issues and is there any fettling to do?

Any tyre supplier in the UK is categorically against deviating from 265/50/20 stock tyre but nobody can tell me why this is a problem?

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Re: Tyres UK

Hi,

You wouldn't go from a 265/50/20 to a 275/55/20, if you are after more width you would need to go 275/45/20 or 275/50/20.

Whether this is a problem or not depends on your rim width.
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Re: Tyres UK

thanks for the response- it will be on the OEM rims so i guess 275/50/20.

I run 255/55/20 winter tyres, had no issues - they are quite a bit smaller though.

anybody else running 275/50/20?! any issues to speak of?
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Re: Tyres UK

I'm not sure why you would run 255's over the OE recomended sizes, 265/50 is a more widely available standard size than the 255, so the 265 is often cheaper.

There is all of 8-10mm difference between the 265 and 275 yet a huge price difference for jumping up those few mm's.
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I ran 285/50R20's on stock wheels with no issues.
Many other members have done the same. No rubbing at all.
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I'm not sure why you would run 255's over the OE recomended sizes, 265/50 is a more widely available standard size than the 255, so the 265 is often cheaper.

There is all of 8-10mm difference between the 265 and 275 yet a huge price difference for jumping up those few mm's.
255S because at the time oe sizes were limited to a winter tyre that cost £250 each. To go up a size was even more money! The 255 were a 'bargain' at £215 ea!

The problem with UK is whilst winters do come in oe sizes, like the Nokia wr suv which I would go for if next time, there are literally no all terrain options at all.
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I ran 285/50R20's on stock wheels with no issues.
Many other members have done the same. No rubbing at all.
Were there any problems with warranty or transmission? No tyre fitter recommends a different size. Fiat also said no. Don't do it. Whilst I run winters for a couple of months a year. I want all terrains on all year really, and bigger ones at that!

What is the issue with different sizes as long as they are all the same? Obviously spare will need changing... ?!
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255S because at the time oe sizes were limited to a winter tyre that cost £250 each. To go up a size was even more money! The 255 were a 'bargain' at £215 ea!

The problem with UK is whilst winters do come in oe sizes, like the Nokia wr suv which I would go for if next time, there are literally no all terrain options at all.
Of course, I am talking out of my rear end...! I run 255/50/20s, not 55s. But the reasons are still the same.

Been doing more research, nothing in 275/50/20 in an all terrain that I can find.
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255S because at the time oe sizes were limited to a winter tyre that cost £250 each. To go up a size was even more money! The 255 were a 'bargain' at £215 ea!

The problem with UK is whilst winters do come in oe sizes, like the Nokia wr suv which I would go for if next time, there are literally no all terrain options at all.
I've just put the Nokian zLINE SUV tyres on my front, the standard tyres it came with were Continentals but they only lasted about 22,000 miles on the front - tread was OK but the Contis wore away around the edges (not tracking, tyre profile is too "square"). The Nokians are much better, quieter and better braking performance. Can't vouch on how they will wear though as yet .And a lot cheaper than the Contis (I paid about £160 a tyre fitted).
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Re: Tyres UK

I already posted this earlier this week but maybe I could get a reply here just invade it was missed. I too have had problems sorting tyres in the UK. Just to add my Jerp has the in cab adjustable suspension so I'm unable to do any form of lift.

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Hi people, I'm so sorry if this has been done to death but there is so much conflicting info on here I thought I would still ask.
I have a 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude fitted with stock 20" wheels along with 1.25" wheel spacers.
I'm after replacing the stock tyres with Cooper STT PRO's. The size I'm looking at is 275/65R20.
My question is before I buy them will they fit my truck OK?
I really appreciate your input, hopefully from some one who has actually got these fitted.
I'm based in the UK & info here is pretty shit when it comes to modding your Jeep.
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