Pics of R51 WITH 265/65/18 and 275/65/18 tires

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Pics of R51 WITH 265/65/18 and 275/65/18 tires

Postby Armani » Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:44 am

I have a 08 V8 pathfinder and was wounding if anyone could help me out with some pics of a R51 with 265/65/18 and 275/65/18. I upgraded from the stock 265/60/18 to 275/60/18 on my pathfinder and want to something a little more Aggressive , but don’t want to go to the 285/65/18. I will say I don’t know why but mine is a V8 and it sets pretty high stock. Any help from any of you would be really appreciated.


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Postby AZ_Path » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:26 am

The visual difference between these two options is almost unnoticeable. Your talking about 10mm in width. Neither of these options will make the appearance more aggressive unless you're going with an off-road tread pattern. The height of the sidewall is the same so the vehicle height remains the same. Here's more info on sizing if you're interested m.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=46

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Postby BullDozer » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:29 pm

AZ_Path wrote:The visual difference between these two options is almost unnoticeable. Your talking about 10mm in width. Neither of these options will make the appearance more aggressive unless you're going with an off-road tread pattern. The height of the sidewall is the same so the vehicle height remains the same. Here's more info on sizing if you're interested m.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=46
The sidewall height is calculated as the aspect ratio- this is the second number in the tire numbers - multiplied by the tire width.

This means the sidewall height of a 275 60 18 vs 265 60 18 will be and additional height of 6mm (275-265) = 10 x .60 = 6 mm.

This is the sidewall height increase which then gets multiplied by 2 since we are dealing with a circle which has two sidewalls - when you look at your tire there will be total of two sidewalls below the wheel hub and above wheel hub.

So the 275 60 18 is 10 mm wider but also 12mm taller

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Postby AZ_Path » Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:37 pm

BullDozer wrote:
AZ_Path wrote:The visual difference between these two options is almost unnoticeable. Your talking about 10mm in width. Neither of these options will make the appearance more aggressive unless you're going with an off-road tread pattern. The height of the sidewall is the same so the vehicle height remains the same. Here's more info on sizing if you're interested m.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=46
The sidewall height is calculated as the aspect ratio- this is the second number in the tire numbers - multiplied by the tire width.

This means the sidewall height of a 275 60 18 vs 265 60 18 will be and additional height of 6mm (275-265) = 10 x .60 = 6 mm.

This is the sidewall height increase which then gets multiplied by 2 since we are dealing with a circle which has two sidewalls - when you look at your tire there will be total of two sidewalls below the wheel hub and above wheel hub.

So the 275 60 18 is 10 mm wider but also 12mm taller
I stand corrected. I should have kept reading my own link. :D

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Postby BullDozer » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:35 pm

Like AZ_Path said, it won’t be too much difference.

Here is another tire visualizer.
https://tiresize.com/comparison/

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265/65/R18 Pics

Postby miles5.6 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:43 am

Here are some pics of new Pirelli Scorpion ATR Plus for my 2008.

Keep in mind I have a V8, so stock tire is 265/60/R18.

265/65/R18 is 1.1 inches taller than stock.

Pop your before and after dimensions in here.

https://tiresize.com/comparison/

https://ibb.co/VJS5r6p
https://ibb.co/xHLMwvT
https://ibb.co/2vG1kQx

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Postby palmerwmd » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:25 am

Miles, welcome to ThePath!!! :D

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Postby V8Pathy » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:36 pm

I run BFG K02 275/65/18 on m yV8 pathy. stock suspension. As big as you can go I believe before it rubs.

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Re: Pics of R51 WITH 265/65/18 and 275/65/18 tires

Postby coatseast » Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:02 am

for those that have upgraded to 265/65R18, are you happy with the results? from above post - gives a 1.1" lift, wondering how it affects acceleration, handling and mileage?


I have a 2011 LE with the 18" rims. plan is to get the the cooper discoverer AT's sold exclusively at Walmart - $133 in the stock 265/60R18 size. A lot less than the 200 for the newer AT3 4S option. I'll take that tradeoff

just want to figure out if its worth going up in diamerter with the 65 aspect ratio. I'd like the extra height, but want to hear from those that have!

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Re: Pics of R51 WITH 265/65/18 and 275/65/18 tires

Postby palmerwmd » Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:50 pm

coatseast wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:02 am
for those that have upgraded to 265/65R18, are you happy with the results? from above post - gives a 1.1" lift, wondering how it affects acceleration, handling and mileage?


I have a 2011 LE with the 18" rims. plan is to get the the cooper discoverer AT's sold exclusively at Walmart - $133 in the stock 265/60R18 size. A lot less than the 200 for the newer AT3 4S option. I'll take that tradeoff

just want to figure out if its worth going up in diamerter with the 65 aspect ratio. I'd like the extra height, but want to hear from those that have!
I will let you know my outcome.
The tires on the 2008 I just bought are in poor shape.
So I will replace the complete set.
Since 265/60-18s where not available locally to me for install tomorrow and I believe these tires are breaking apart internally (thumb-thumb noises) I ordered
Yokohama Geolanders AT in 265/65-18.

After tomorrows install I will take pics and report findings.

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Re: Pics of R51 WITH 265/65/18 and 275/65/18 tires

Postby palmerwmd » Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:48 pm

And here are pics just installed YokohamaGeolander AT in 265/65-18 on my 2008 SE:

You can see they fill out the wheelwell nicely.
This is probably exaggerated on my Pathy on the rear wheels, due to weak rear springs ( soon to be replaced with Moog)
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Re: Pics of R51 WITH 265/65/18 and 275/65/18 tires

Postby palmerwmd » Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:50 pm

For comparison here is stock size:

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