There is no single answer for 265/60/18. That's the size at which some rub, some dont -- which highlights variations in actual sizes by manufacturers.what Is the biggest size anyone has put on the stock rims (18) without any rubbing and without a lift kit? I have 2019 RTL-E and I am looking to put some beefier tires on with the stock rims. From the threads here it looks like 265/60/18 will be fine but I just wanted to see if anyone could confirm before I commit to ordering a set.
thanks in advance and pics are always appreciated!!
There is no single answer for 265/60/18. That's the size at which some rub, some dont -- which highlights variations in actual sizes by manufacturers.
I dont think anyone with that size however has said "man this rubs a lot". It's always minimal.
Maybe not a big deal if the rubbing only occurs at full steering lock when you are not likely to be going fast enough to damage anything. Still, the larger tire means less wheel well clearance all around, which could cause more rubbing on ice build-up under certain winter driving conditions. That already happens on my vehicles with stock tire sizes. It is very annoying and a safety concern when it messes with the steering at highway speeds.So what exactly is the consequence of "a little" rubbing? A heavy rubber tire rotating with tremendous energy hitting the stationary parts of your vehicle. No big deal?
This is exactly the kind of comparison that helps! You sir, are a great asset to this thread! Thank you!No time to get into a ton of testing tonight as far as rubbing goes, but here are some basic pictures. I will take a comparable "profile" pic when my girlfriend isn't parked right next to me. This is all stock, no lift with stock Sport rims.
is that picture with the Bora spacers or without?Oops....wrong button and it posted early..... Pics here.
There is a Traxda 2"/1" kit installed. The wheels have a 32mm offset and I also added some Bora 1.25" spacers. This combo rubbed on both sides forward and reverse at full lock. I removed the spacers and the rubbing stopped.
same as the 245/70-R17 which is the popular upsize tire in both the G1 and G2. However, with the 265 and non factory offset with OEM suspension setup, there is a chance that it may rub in some areas. I believe (could be wrong) that the G2 is a bit more forgiving than the G1.Damn, a 265/65 fit without issues!? thats a whole inch more in radius that a 265/60.
Ah nvm...didnt realize it was a 265/65/17....my old.man eyes should read more carefully.same as the 245/70-R17 which is the popular upsize tire in both the G1 and G2. However, with the 265 and non factory offset with OEM suspension setup, there is a chance that it may rub in some areas. I believe (could be wrong) that the G2 is a bit more forgiving than the G1.