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Old 03-07-2011, 04:34 PM   #1
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What are all the possible tires that will fit a 2000 Nissan Maxima SE

Hi guys, I NEED tires ASAP for my moms 2000 nissan maxima SE. Stock 17"s that have 225/50/17's on them right now. I need something all-seaon cause' here in Toronto, when it snows, it snows.

So I was thinking 215/50/17's or 215/55/17s or 225/45/17s or... help me out? I need it to stay safe... not looking to go "wide" 235 styles or anything.

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Old 03-07-2011, 05:26 PM   #2
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Keep using the same size thats on their then if wide or performance is not your thing. 225/50/17 or go crazy with the 225/45/17 Lol. That change in aspect is not extreme.

If you wanted advice on performance or how wide you can fit then that's a different story.

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Old 03-07-2011, 07:37 PM   #3
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Just cause I dont need performance help, I wont get non-performance help lmao??

I dont want wide cause' it'll glide on snow rather than cut into it.

P.S. I read that 225/45/17's wont cause cause the "sidewall" or some **** messes up? true or false? O_o?
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Just cause I dont need performance help, I wont get non-performance help lmao??

I dont want wide cause' it'll glide on snow rather than cut into it.

P.S. I read that 225/45/17's wont cause cause the "sidewall" or some **** messes up? true or false? O_o?
Sorry your right, I spend all winter in a performance trance trying to get ready for the summer and it's hard to think about anything else.

The differences between your choices is minimal and you won't notice much difference with traction and handling in snow by making such small adjustments in your aspect ratio and width. My best advice to you would be to get a set of winter tires like some Hankook i-pikes from Canadian Tire in you stock size and some cheap steel rims or do a changeover.

Most cars and trucks that you see in the ditch in Canada, is due to the fact that they run alll-season tires during a Canadian winter. You have to remember that all tire manufacturers sell the same all-seasons in California as they sell in Canada, But are winters are not the same, my opinion.

And l didn't understand your sidewall concern, please explain.

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Sorry your right, I spend all winter in a performance trance trying to get ready for the summer and it's hard to think about anything else.

The differences between your choices is minimal and you won't notice much difference with traction and handling in snow by making such small adjustments in your aspect ratio and width. My best advice to you would be to get a set of winter tires like some Hankook i-pikes from Canadian Tire in you stock size and some cheap steel rims or do a changeover.

Most cars and trucks that you see in the ditch in Canada, is due to the fact that they run alll-season tires during a Canadian winter. You have to remember that all tire manufacturers sell the same all-seasons in California as they sell in Canada, But are winters are not the same, my opinion.

And l didn't understand your sidewall concern, please explain.
I couldnt explain to you the sidewall situation, I read on these forums via searching google an old post from 2002/4/6 or something and the guy said that the "sidewalls" wont compensate for the wheels or something .. ??
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Biggest size that can possible fit is 245/30/20 ... that's what im running on my 2000 SE

Also i have rims from a 2005 Maxima the 8 spoke rims that are 245/45/18 ... they fit....no issues

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I'm curious to know, if 245/45/17s will fit on my 2000 Maxima SE without sacrificing safety, and without rubbing?
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no it wont
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no it wont
Just curious as to why they would not work?

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Many people have done it without issue.

Wheel' a little thin for that width of tire, but heck, like I said, more than 1 person has done it.
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I have a fat (tread) set of 4 that we took off of an 2008 or 09" E350 that I can have for free. Thanks for the info!
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i just bought a used 2000 nissan maxima and it has 235-45zr17 tires on it.....im shopping for new tires bc those are worn out bad. i was wondering what all tires im able to put on it without problems.....
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Based on manufacturer spec, on a 7" rim we shouldn't run wider than 225 but I have run 3 set of 235/45/17 without any issue, actually the car felt safer, better traction as well as handling.
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so, what you all are saying is that 225/45/17 will fit with no rubbing issuses?....what about 225/55/17 will they work also
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