Do same size tires but diff brand really have same width? - ClubLexus - Lexus Forum Discussion



The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum Where else do you go for wheel, tire and brake information?
Sponsored by: TIRE RACK

Do same size tires but diff brand really have same width?

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-26-14, 04:08 PM   #1
Whitena
Pole Position
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Ca
Posts: 353
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Do same size tires but diff brand really have same width?

I was told that domestic made tires such as Continental, Michellin, Goodyear, etc have wider width(contact patch) than imported tires such Hankook, Toyo, Kumho, etc in the same size. Is this true?
Reason I'm asking is because I'm in between choosing tire brand for my 3rd gen GS. Currently I have Hankook v12s in 245-30-20 on 20x9 and I was going to go with same brand and size but I was suggested by a sales person that I should go with Continental DWS in 225-35-20 instead because they're more comfortable and the contact patch would be the same.
Can anyone chime in on this?
Thanks
Whitena is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-14, 07:39 PM   #2
mitsuguy
Maintenance Moderator
iTrader: (2)
 
mitsuguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: AZ
Posts: 6,387
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

It actually has nothing to do with where tires are made, what brand they are or anything else...

Some tires are just built wider than others, great example, even within a brand, Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus versus Bridgestone RE-11A, same size, and the RE-11A is a good bit wider in the tread area, though the sidewall to sidewall distance is approximately the same...

That being said, the DWS is a fine tire, though built more for true all season usage versus the Hankook that will be a better performing tire in the dry and wet...
mitsuguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-14, 07:58 PM   #3
Whitena
Pole Position
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Ca
Posts: 353
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thank you Mitsuguy, I'm considering switching to DWS instead of going back to V12 because of comfortness, wear rating and everyday use. Anyone else has diff suggestions please let me know.
Thanks
Whitena is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Replaced OE Tires LBCDan NX Models (2015-present) 6 09-26-15 12:08 PM
TX Barely Used Tires - Hankook Ventus V12 EVO 2 tx_is300 Wheels and Tires Classifieds 0 08-23-15 11:46 AM
98 GS400 fitment questions Danny365N The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 2 09-18-14 10:48 AM
OK FS: Two Hankook Ventus V12 255/35/20 Kira X Wheels and Tires Classifieds 6 07-11-13 09:21 PM
Hankook or Goodyear Tires? bridgeth11 IS - 1st Gen (2001-2005) 6 07-18-12 12:18 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:15 AM.


Copyright © 2000-2017 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: