: Opinion on tire brands (22")



RedExt05
04-08-08, 08:08 PM
Have an "05 EXT with 22" rims sitting in the garage waiting to be put on since winter is finally over! Have looked around and looking to get size 305/40/22 or 305/45/22, not sure yet (I guess it may depend on the tire brand and availability?). What experiences have folks had with a particular brand (good vs bad). The tires would not be used for winter as I'll put the factory 17"s back on and no off road use. I know Pirelli's are on the high price end but I really just want decent tires with good tread life. Opinions?
Thanks.

hcvone
04-09-08, 08:10 AM
You will probably want to get the 305/40/22, they are the same overall diameter as the stock tires 31.60", the 305/42/22 are 32.80", this would cause your speedo to be off 3.66%, or when going 60 on the speedo you will really be doing 57.8 mph. If you want go wear get a higher tread wear rating of above 400, your choice are:
Continental CrossContact UHP
Avon Tech ST
Kumho Ecsta STX
Pirelli Scorpion Zero Asimmetrico
Sumitomo HTR Sport H/P
The Goodyear Fortera offers a 500 tread wear rating, that is the highest in that size that Tire Rack lists, I have the Pirelli's in 24's and my friend has the Continental's in the 22's, both are very good. :)

The Scientist
04-09-08, 11:35 AM
I haven't thought about this very long so correct me if I am wrong but if the diameter of the tire is larger then the tire covers more ground per revolution thus the mph on the speedo would be less than the actual speed. Yes - No???
So: going from 31.60" (factory spec) to 32.80", would cause your speedo to be off 3.79%, but when going 60 on the speedo you would actually be going 62.274 mph. In this situation it is negliable either way but I want to make sure I get the theory right in my head.

hcvone
04-09-08, 11:57 AM
I haven't thought about this very long so correct me if I am wrong but if the diameter of the tire is larger then the tire covers more ground per revolution thus the mph on the speedo would be less than the actual speed. Yes - No???
So: going from 31.60" (factory spec) to 32.80", would cause your speedo to be off 3.79%, but when going 60 on the speedo you would actually be going 62.274 mph. In this situation it is negliable either way but I want to make sure I get the theory right in my head.

Yes it's 3.80% off on the speedo and the 3.66% is the diamenter difference, my bad. The tires are larger so the speedo would turn slower making 60 mph with the 31.60 tires be really 57.8 mph

Tire 1 - 305/45R22 >Search Tires
Section Width: 10.43 in 265 mm
Section Width: 12.00 in 305 mm

Rim Diameter: 17 in 431.8 mm
Rim Diameter: 22 in 558.8 mm

Rim Width Range: 7 - 9 in
Rim Width Range: 9.5 - 11 in

Overall Diameter: 31.60 in 802.64 mm
Overall Diameter: 32.80 in 833.12 mm

Sidewall Height: 7.30 in 185.42 mm
Sidewall Height: 5.40 in 137.16 mm

Radius: 15.80 in 401.32 mm
Radius: 16.40 in 416.56 mm

Circumference: 99.27 in 2521.4 mm
Circumference: 103.0 in 2616.2 mm

Revs per Mile: 658.2
Revs per Mile: 634.1

Actual Speed: 60 mph 100 km/h
Speedometer1: 57.8 mph 96.3 km/h

Speedometer Difference: - Speedometer Difference: 3.800% too slow
Diameter Difference: - Diameter Difference: 3.66%

hcvone
04-09-08, 12:03 PM
I haven't thought about this very long so correct me if I am wrong but if the diameter of the tire is larger then the tire covers more ground per revolution thus the mph on the speedo would be less than the actual speed. Yes - No???
So: going from 31.60" (factory spec) to 32.80", would cause your speedo to be off 3.79%, but when going 60 on the speedo you would actually be going 62.274 mph. In this situation it is negliable either way but I want to make sure I get the theory right in my head.

Yes it's 3.80% off on the speedo and the 3.66% is the diameter difference, my bad. The tires are larger so the speedo would turn slower making 60 mph with the 31.60 tires be really 57.8 mph.

Stock Tire - 265/70R17 >Search Tires Tire 1 - 305/45R22 >Search Tires
Section Width: 10.43 in 265 mm
Section Width: 12.00 in 305 mm

Rim Diameter: 17 in 431.8 mm
Rim Diameter: 22 in 558.8 mm

Rim Width Range: 7 - 9 in
Rim Width Range: 9.5 - 11 in

Overall Diameter: 31.60 in 802.64 mm
Overall Diameter: 32.80 in 833.12 mm

Sidewall Height: 7.30 in 185.42 mm
Sidewall Height: 5.40 in 137.16 mm

Radius: 15.80 in 401.32 mm
Radius: 16.40 in 416.56 mm

Circumference: 99.27 in 2521.4 mm
Circumference: 103.0 in 2616.2 mm

Revs per Mile: 658.2
Revs per Mile: 634.1

Actual Speed: 60 mph 100 km/h
Speedometer1: 57.8 mph 96.3 km/h

Speedometer Difference: - Speedometer Difference: 3.800% too slow
Diameter Difference: - Diameter Difference: 3.66%

The Scientist
04-09-08, 12:51 PM
Cool! Didn't mean to be anal about it. Just wanted to make sure I was thinking straight and maybe keep someone from getting the wrong idea.

hcvone
04-09-08, 01:51 PM
No problem, I just plug the numbers into a program and I post what is says, I am way too old and dumb to calculate it out. ;)

RedExt05
04-09-08, 09:25 PM
Thanks for the info. I will look into these tires.

sholade
01-14-09, 12:31 AM
the middle number 40/45/50... is the overall hieght and makes the difference.

dbeau69
01-21-09, 03:48 AM
I say Toyo Proxies, good tires in my opinion.

Povich
01-21-09, 08:10 AM
I say Toyo Proxies, good tires in my opinion.

I have the same on my 22's and have nothing but good to say about them! Theyre quiet,good treadwear, awesome in rain and love the handling! Also not to pricey!:thumbsup:

shore
01-21-09, 11:26 AM
I was on the fence about two questions you have.

1..305/40 or 305/45.I had 45's on my last set 22's and they just look and feel like too much tire.The 40 drives better no doubt but looks a hair to thin.I hate to say it but if they had an in between it would be perfect.if i had to pick again I would do these 40 series again.The truck likes them better.

2..I had Nittos on the last set and on a whim bought a set of Nexen's for this set.They where $450 mounted and balanced then put on the truck.I also had the other tires broken down.They where cheap for sure.I had low expectations for them but so far they have been very quiet and ride very well.I prefer them over the Nitto's for sure despite the price.The Nitto's are a bit loud.

SUX2BU
01-21-09, 09:06 PM
the middle number 40/45/50... is the overall hieght and makes the difference.

The middle number is not the height. It is the ratio of the sidewall hieght compared to the tire width. So a 305/45 r22 has a sidewall height of 137.2mm (45% of 304) and a 285/45 r22 has a sidewall height of 128.2 (45% of 285).