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    40 series VS. 35 series

    i have on my escalade right now 305/40/23 by TOYO and with the truck being as low as it is, rubs right now on turning the wheel on the running board. I am thinking of getting the Pirelli 35 series tires, for the fact that it will give me a little more room in the wheel well area. I have trimmed all the excessive crap out of the way, and if i start trimming any more then it will be noticeable

    My question is, is there any HUGE differnence in ride quality with the 35 series tire verses the 40?? The overall diameter is only 1 inch difference, that seems kinda small but that .5 inch on each side of the tire will make the tires not rub.

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    Re: 40 series VS. 35 series

    how far do you have it lowered??

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    Re: 40 series VS. 35 series

    ok...i just asked a buddy who does this kind of stuff, and he said you can do it, but he wouldn't. he said you'd risk bend the wheel from the weight. and you'd risk doing what my friend did and roll the wheel right off the tire. i'm not positive about ride quality but i'd guess it would get worse.

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    Re: 40 series VS. 35 series

    I used to have a 1999 Denali with 305 40 22 Toyo's and had a very soft ride due to the softer sidewalls of the Toyo's. Now, I own a 03 Ext with 305 35 23's and ride isn't too much different. The only thing about the Pirelli Scorpions is they are a very loud tire but the stickiness is worth the trade-off.
    As for the rolling off the rim issue, I don't think Pirelli would make a tire size that would cause any safety concerns, b/c they have a reputation to uphold, not to mention all the lawsuits that would follow.

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    Re: 40 series VS. 35 series

    As for the rolling off the rim issue, I don't think Pirelli would make a tire size that would cause any safety concerns, b/c they have a reputation to uphold, not to mention all the lawsuits that would follow.

    i wouldn't bet on that. all they'd have to do is prove it didn't happen during normal use. i'd say 35 would be ok, i'm just a little gun shy, so i would never go that low.

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