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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-23-2011, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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New Tires

Okay so I know this has been posted a few times and it gets old re reading the same posts. But I wanted to get some ideas from all of you on a different tire size for the 18" wheels. As my wife's 09 is about 450 Miles from 40,000 Miles and I am not happy with how the Fortera's are acting now.. Looking around at new tires. Any input you all have would be great....I have come to use this forum for all types of information and really value your opinions.

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-23-2011, 12:03 PM
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Re: New Tires

Not too many choices available in 255-65/18. TOYO makes that size and has received a couple of good comments on the other Lambda lists. You could go to a 265-60/18 in many different brands as long as the tire diameter stays real close to 31" in diameter. That size fits as several Lambda owners have done that.

I'm a couple years away from new tires but will probably go with the 265-60/18 Michelin brand whrn the time comes.

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Re: New Tires

Personally I'm looking at replacing my GY's with Michelin's. I have always had good experiences with them. There isn't a direct OEM fitting tire from Michelin, but I think its a 265-65-18, and it fits on the stock rims with no issue.


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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-24-2011, 09:17 AM
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Re: New Tires

You could always check tirerack.com as well. They carry almost every brand of tire, and if all you are wanting is pricing and to find out what's out there, they are great. They have reviews for almost every tire, or you can even narrow the tire reviews by the vehicle if you want.

I have used them several times before, and have been very satisfied so far.

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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-24-2011, 12:34 PM
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The key to any tire size or brand you select is to match the OEM tire diameter of 31" to keep the computer happy and the spedometer accurate. If you check the GM specs for the Lambda's you will see that the 17", 18" and 20" rims all have tires within a fraction of an inch of the same diameter. They do this by changing the aspect ratio of the tire's side wall.

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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-30-2011, 08:52 AM
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I personally think goodyear and chevy were in kahoots on the tire size it is next to impossible to find an affordable good tire.replacement forterra $250.00 not worth it.i saw that bridgestone has a new line ecopia dueler in our size i am leaning towards those not many reviews as the ecopia line just came out last year.
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Re: New Tires

I'm not looking forward to when it's time to replace the 18" tires. I'm hoping there are more options, but it sure doesn't seem that way.

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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-30-2011, 06:52 PM
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Re: New Tires

If you haven't seen this site before, it will help you find other sizes which can be substituted for your original size. It shows all the measurement comparisons, and also the RPM's and effect on the speedometer readout.

Using the OEM tire size of 255/65/18 and putting in 275/60/18, the two sizes are almost a perfect match! Using 265/60/18, that size would also work, but it's not as close at the 275 size is.

Using tirerack.com as a source of information, they show

3 tires in the OEM size 255/65/18
41 tires in the 265/60/18
12 tires in the 275/60/18

Should be able to find something to satisfy just about anyone from those choices.



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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-15-2011, 09:08 PM
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just got a set of cooper cs4 tires in oem size so far very comfortable ride and quiet as well. best of all they are made in america.
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Re: New Tires

Coopers are great tires

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