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Old 09-03-2013, 10:44 PM   #1
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Tire Size Question

I've got brand-new Michelin P295/80R 22.5 XZE Energy tires on my steers, want to put a more economical brand on the rear six positions.

Several folks have done this with Hankooks, which are about half the cost. 'Problem is, the Hankooks only come in 295/75R 22.5.

Is this still a viable option, or do I need to check other brands?
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I've got brand-new Michelin P295/80R 22.5 XZE Energy tires on my steers, want to put a more economical brand on the rear six positions.

Several folks have done this with Hankooks, which are about half the cost. 'Problem is, the Hankooks only come in 295/75R 22.5.

Is this still a viable option, or do I need to check other brands?
The tread width is exactly the same. The aspect ratio is only 5% less.
295MM X .05 = 14.75mm diameter or only 7.375mm radius difference.
I cannot see how this could be any problem...but I am no expert.

I'll be watching this thread for opposing opinions...might do the same thing ,'cuz it sounds like a great idea.

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Old 09-03-2013, 11:18 PM   #3
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Question would be ; will the difference in rotations per mile , make your ABS system throw a fit .
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Maybe I'm old school, but always put on as replacements the same size that came from the factory. They must have had a reason for that size.
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Cat320, I would agree with you. HOWEVER, I do know that sometimes what came from the factory is what happened to be in the warehouse or parts-line at the time.

I too am interested in knowing if the proposed change will work.

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Not to get a fray started again over tire choices, but I replaced all 6GY 275 80R22.5s on my 2000 Eagle, with Hankook AH12l, 11Rx22.5's. 3 MPH difference on speedometer, beyond that the ride improvement, reduced road noise and improved tracking has been well worth it and the price savings substantial. So far so good.
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You do not want to put 11r 22.5 on front and Low Pro or 295, 275, 285 on the rear. Michelin uses the number 275/80r22.5. GY uses 295 number etc. Ask the Dealer to roll out a 11r and LP 22.5 and you will see the difference. Best of Luck.
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You do not want to put 11r 22.5 on front and Low Pro or 295, 275, 285 on the rear. Michelin uses the number 275/80r22.5. GY uses 295 number etc. Ask the Dealer to roll out a 11r and LP 22.5 and you will see the difference. Best of Luck.
I don't see that's it's a problem to put 11Rs on the steer axle & keep the OEM size of 275/80 on the drive as long as the 11Rs will carry the weight. The 11Rs shouldn't be used on an axle heavier than 13,000 pounds.
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Im sorry i misread the original post. If you have 295 80r22.5 make sure they understand that they are NOT Low Pro 275 , 285. There is a difference.
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Try this site to get an idea.

295/80-R22.5 vs 295/75-R22.5 Tire Comparison - Tire Size Calculator
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There is a difference. Check with chassis mfgr about ABS.

Compare any size tires here: 295/80-R22.5 vs 295/75-R22.5 Tire Comparison - Tire Size Calculator

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