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Hi everyone, I'm new to the board... I did search through a number of other threads mentioning wheel size, but couldn't find the answer to my questions... So I decided to post a new thread, hoping someone can help me with it!

I am buying a new set of wheels for my RR Sport (2006... not S/C).

I was wondering 1) What's the maximum wheel diameter I can go without modifications (I've seen pictures of people's RRS's with 24" rims, but I was told by a wheel dealer the maximum is 22"...???)

2) What's the maximum wheel width? (would a 24x10" rim fit? Same guy who told me 22" is the max diameter told me 9.5" is the max width the RRS will take)

3) What's the ideal tire size, either for 22" or 24" wheels? I've heard of people using for example, 275/35-24, 285/35-24, and even 305/??-24, but what is a good looking, comfortable tire I can go with that won't rub at all?

Thanks!!!
 

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Well here my imput based on some experience. I currently have 23"x11" on my car with 305/30/23 tires. No issues at all.

What most people don't understand when purchasing wheels is that its not so much the width as it is the offset of the wheel. The wider wheel you get the higher offset you probably want. The widest tire I've seen on the Rover is 315/25/23 and that is what I put on my car first. I just didn't feel comfortable with such a small sidewall...

If you figure out what wheels you want post the sizes on the board and we can let you know if they will fit or not...
 

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Hi,

I appreciate the reply!

I haven't completely decided yet, but I was thinking about a 24x10" wheel with a +35mm offset.... Would that fit?

If so, what size tire should it be mated to for no rubbing at all?
 

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rufjat said:
Hi,

I appreciate the reply!

I haven't completely decided yet, but I was thinking about a 24x10" wheel with a +35mm offset.... Would that fit?

If so, what size tire should it be mated to for no rubbing at all?
Yes a +35 will fit nicely and push your wheels out a little bit further than the stockers. As far as tire size I don't know the 24" sizes too well but you'd probably want to stay at or under a 30" OD.
 

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Awesome, thanks for the info!

Before buying the set, I just want to make sure I get a good set of tires - you get a different story from all different dealers =S

I was thinking about the Nitto NT420S, but it comes in 285/30-24, 285/35-24, AND 295/35-24! I'm just not sure which tire would suit best! I don't want to have any problems with the tires rubbing / interfering with the air suspension when you lower the truck to profile height either...
 

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Awesome, thanks for the info!

Before buying the set, I just want to make sure I get a good set of tires - you get a different story from all different dealers =S

I was thinking about the Nitto NT420S, but it comes in 285/30-24, 285/35-24, AND 295/35-24! I'm just not sure which tire would suit best! I don't want to have any problems with the tires rubbing / interfering with the air suspension when you lower the truck to profile height either...
Just today while walking into the gym I saw a full size rover with wheels so naturally i walked up to it to check the size. They were 24s with 295/35/24 tires. I am not sure that you can fit a 295/35 on the sport model however the full size fit them with plenty of room to spare.

As far as 24"x10" with 35mm offset they will fit just perfectly in your wheel wells. My guess is your going to be looking at something like a 285/30/24. I can tell you a 285 is the right width for a 10" wheel however I'm not sure how tall you can squeeze with a 24" wheel. I have 305/30/23 and was too chicken to try a 305/35/23. The taller you can get the sidewall the better ride quality your going to have and less chance of bending/cracking a wheel that big.
 

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As far as 24"x10" with 35mm offset they will fit just perfectly in your wheel wells. My guess is your going to be looking at something like a 285/30/24. I can tell you a 285 is the right width for a 10" wheel however I'm not sure how tall you can squeeze with a 24" wheel. I have 305/30/23 and was too chicken to try a 305/35/23. The taller you can get the sidewall the better ride quality your going to have and less chance of bending/cracking a wheel that big.

Do you have a sport???

a 285/30-24 diameter would be similar to a 305/30-23 (30.73 inches vs. 30.20 inches)

do you think you have another 1+ inch of free space under the wheel well that would allow for a 285/30?
 

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rufjat said:
TriGem2k said:
As far as 24"x10" with 35mm offset they will fit just perfectly in your wheel wells. My guess is your going to be looking at something like a 285/30/24. I can tell you a 285 is the right width for a 10" wheel however I'm not sure how tall you can squeeze with a 24" wheel. I have 305/30/23 and was too chicken to try a 305/35/23. The taller you can get the sidewall the better ride quality your going to have and less chance of bending/cracking a wheel that big.

Do you have a sport???

a 285/30-24 diameter would be similar to a 305/30-23 (30.73 inches vs. 30.20 inches)

do you think you have another 1+ inch of free space under the wheel well that would allow for a 285/30?
Yes mine is a 2010 Sport. I have about half inch in Access mode in the front and about 1.5" in the rear. I would like to go to a 305 35 23 but doubt that it will fit withought rubbing and refuse to fork out $1k for tires I'm not sure will fit
 

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awesome, thanks for the info... I might just go with a 275/30 tire then to guarantee fitment....... Ride quality is gonna suck though!
 

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doubt the quality will suck taht bad. some say it is different some say it isn't.

how long do tehse tires generally last ?for a 22' or 24"
 

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Would you guys know of any online retailers with good prices on rubber?

In Canada, 1010tires wants almost $500 a piece for the Invo's... I've found em on ebay for around $325 each which is significantly better, but I'm still hoping to find cheaper :D
 

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I actually just found the 275/30-24 Invo's for $266 each from onlinetires . com, but I also saw the General Exclaim UHP @ $201... The General appears to have spectacular ratings and reviews on tirerack. Has anyone had any (good or bad) experience with the General tire, and how would it compare with the Invo?

Thank you!!! (Its one of the last questions, I swear! - for now) `)
 

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I might be a bit late but I just did a day of tire fitting for my 2008 RRSS. Largest overall diameter I could fit on mine is 31.5". They are Cooper Zeon LTZ 285/60R18 using an 18" rim with a +20 offset (and a bit of shaving of the caliper bracket to get the rim to fit). I tried to fit a set of Cooper STT 275/65R18's which run 32.23" but they were just a bit too big. The rear mount was excessively tight with those.

So if you land around that 31.5" overall diameter or below range you should be fine.
 

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I just purchased some Dub Push 24" rims I also order tires size 285/30/24 however they are trying to make me get 275/25/24 cause they think the 285 might not clear, my question is does anyone know if 285/30/24 will clear ? I don't mind if it rubs at full lock I prefer the 285 cause there is more side wall and our roads are horrible
 

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Well I guess I will see when the tires come, I hop pre they don't rub. I will pay pics in 4 weeks that's how long they said it's going to take to make them n send them.
 
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