255/3520 Front with 285/30 or 295/35 20s?

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  1. o2sys

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    I want to try the NITTO INVO tires with 255/35/20s up front but don't if I should go with 285/30s or 29/35s as Invos are only offered in those sizes within 285-295 range for my 20x10 rears.

    295/35 is 4% bigger compared to the fronts so don't know how that will look.

    Can anybody post pics of their Invo tires with either size?
     
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    My wife's Alcoa wheels came with Invos on them in those exact sizes, 255/35/20 and 285/30.20.
    The tires suck.
    Won't plant the power down, and this was before she got the TVS, back when it was only about 550/550 rwhp/rwtq.
    Also, those sizes have very little sidewall.

    I wouldn't recommend them, that's for sure.

    This is them on the Alcoas, I have other pics if you really want them:

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    Do you have a full profile view and close ups?

    What are the wheel widths on the alcoas?
     
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    pass1over I like it LOW

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    on my second set of 20" Invo's on my car.

    255/35/20 and 295/35/20 on 20x9 and 20x10.5 Forgestar CF5's

    I haven't had any issues with them at all, dry or wet. I think you're going to have a hard time finding any street tire to plant the power down at those levels. Just my opinion.

    I can get more pics if you want them, car's parked right outside, it's my DD.

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    Is the first pic 255 or 295?
     
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    pass1over I like it LOW

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    that's the 295
     
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    pass1over I like it LOW

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    I think you can see the front a little better in this shot, with the dust on the tires showing the sidewall

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    Soley based this 285/30 on Gabe's car looks too skinny and the 295/35 looks like what I'm looking for.

    Pass1over do have a full profile shot?
     
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    pass1over I like it LOW

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    How's that? Best I can find on my phone. If you can't see enough of the tires I can go get another shot/angle.
     
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    pass1over I like it LOW

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    ok, got some better ones for ya when I went out for lunch. Forgive the dirtiness, it sucks living in the sticks on a dirt road, lol

    Although, I suppose the dirt helps show the tire dimensions better, usually it's all black in there and hard to tell what's tire and what's gap/wheel well.

    The second pic also makes me realize how small and dumb the rear brakes look. I had better get on that.

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    taller sidewall rear tire is the way to go IMHO
     
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    Yup...think my mind is made up to go with 295/35s...thanks!

    2013 GT500 rear brakes will solve your small brake issue haha
     
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    Sorry, I just got back online, been working all day.
    The Alcoas are 20x9 and 20x10.
    I have other pics, if you're still interested.
     
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    I'm running 255/35/20 and 305/30/20. Rear is only .2 taller than the front, and they ride good, and no odd handling. 555g2's though.
     
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    Forgot to upload. Not the best pic at all, but close, and you can see the sidewall.

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    My rear wheels are only 10" wide. Don't think 305s wilo fit properly.
     
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    That's a 20x10. Fits perfect
     
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    I wouldn't say perfect, but it fits.
    There's some pretty good sized bulging going on there, somewhat ok for rear tires, certainly not ok for fronts where the handling will be shot to hell.

    305's really want 10.5-11" wide wheels.
    Yes they fit on 10's, but far from ideal, especially with really low profile tires where there's very little sidewall to help minimize the bulging.

    A higher profile tire, like a 50-series, will accommodate more imperfect fitments since the bulging won't be so severe
     
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    255 front 295 rear Invo’s on DF5 wheels 20x9 front and 20x10 on the rear. Sportline springs...


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    Gabe, please enlighten me aa to where all of this un-ideal bulging is that you speak of.

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