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Wagon specific tire sizes for 17,18, and 20 inch wheels

For those who don't care to keep the tire diameter even with OE, hit the BACK button.

For everybody else:

Our wagons (or should I say your wagons since I don't have one anymore ) came stock with 225/75r15's. When you buy bigger rims, sizing your tire can be a pain in the arse.

The most common wagon upgrade seems to be the Impala SS rims. The only problem is the stock SS tire, a 255/50r17 is a bit shorter than the OE wagon size. The go to size for years was the 255/55r17. But then everybody stopped making that size.

Well no more. Federal makes it and tires-easy.com stocks them. The price is good, too!
http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/rshop.p...&nichtweiter=1

For 18's, The new Camaro's OE 18" size is just about perfect for a wagon. In fact I'll be putting some on a forum member's wagon in a few days. The BF Goodrich Radial T/A Spec in 245/55R18 is available DIRT F'ing CHEAP right now... Cheaper than a 15 inch tire if you look hard enough!

For 20's, I haven't found a cheap size yet... But the DCX SRT cars and the new Camaro run a 245/45r20 that is just about right for a wagon.

If you've found other sizes that are close to stock and don't cost a fortune, POST UP!

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For those who don't care to keep the tire diameter even with OE, hit the BACK button.

For everybody else:

Our wagons (or should I say your wagons since I don't have one anymore ) came stock with 225/75r15's. When you buy bigger rims, sizing your tire can be a pain in the arse.

The most common wagon upgrade seems to be the Impala SS rims. The only problem is the stock SS tire, a 255/50r17 is a bit shorter than the OE wagon size. The go to size for years was the 255/55r17. But then everybody stopped making that size.

Well no more. Federal makes it and tires-easy.com stocks them. The price is good, too!
http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/rshop.p...&nichtweiter=1

For 18's, The new Camaro's OE 18" size is just about perfect for a wagon. In fact I'll be putting some on a forum member's wagon in a few days. The BF Goodrich Radial T/A Spec in 245/55R18 is available DIRT F'ing CHEAP right now... Cheaper than a 15 inch tire if you look hard enough!

For 20's, I haven't found a cheap size yet... But the DCX SRT cars and the new Camaro run a 245/45r20 that is just about right for a wagon.

If you've found other sizes that are close to stock and don't cost a fortune, POST UP!
On my 20's I use a 255/35 tire and its about 1/2" smaller than stock. A 40 would be better but not cheap. I hate the thin tire ride and should probably go to 18s.

my 255/35 I think are called diamondbacks. About every wheel store here carries them. Fine for Cali driving (no rain, bad road)

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The BF Goodrich Radial T/A Spec in 245/55R18 is available DIRT F'ing CHEAP right now... Cheaper than a 15 inch tire if you look hard enough!
Holy crap, that is cheap.
What does spec mean?
I am running Toyo 255/50/18s I picked up used for cheap - but they are pricey new.

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Holy crap, that is cheap.
What does spec mean?
I am running Toyo 255/50/18s I picked up used for cheap - but they are pricey new.
Spec means its built specificlly for the new Camaro. Nothing important.

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On my 20's I use a 255/35 tire and its about 1/2" smaller than stock. A 40 would be better but not cheap. I hate the thin tire ride and should probably go to 18s.

my 255/35 I think are called diamondbacks. About every wheel store here carries them. Fine for Cali driving (no rain, bad road)
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http://www.onlinetires.com/products/...hp+99v+bw.html

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for my 275/35/20 on my 20x10 I am running Fullway brand, was able to get them for just under $100 each. They seem good so far.
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for my 275/35/20 on my 20x10 I am running Fullway brand, was able to get them for just under $100 each. They seem good so far.
Well HECK man, where'd you get them?

You know i find stuff...
http://www.4quicktires.com/cwtiresfb...%20%20/%20%20/
$90 for a 275/35r20! That's insane!

Ain't never heard of a fullway tire. Sound like some cheap asian brand but iff they're working out for you. then GREAT! How do you like them?

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ha ha yeah thats them,

Here is where I ordered mine from.
http://www.discountedwheelwarehouse....P2003&pID=3815

The only reason I know of them is that there was two of them on my wagon when I bought it on the old wheels.

They seemed fine, and I came across them when trying to find tires and saw how cheap they were.

I just put a little over 200 miles on a road trip on them and they seem pretty good. I did not really care as long as they were round and held air LOL, as I just do light driving.
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Thumbs up

I'll call that a good report.
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255/55r17

I am looking for 2 more ss 94-96 impala wheels to complete my set. I have a 95 caprice classic wagon and wonder how much taller than 255/55r17 I could go without rubbing. I am guessing that the ride of the low profile tire is not as good? I am new to the wagon craze and need some help please.

I am kinda embarrassed to be having a mid-life crisis and hopping up a wagon......My wife and kids donít understand.....I feel much better having found this forum though....Any help with tire size would be appreciated.

Thanks,

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