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Hi there,

Has anyone run their Tribeca on a different tyre size to the standard 255/55/18?

I was considering running 255/45/18 on my Tribeca when I change all 4 tyres shortly, to achieve a more 'planted' ride, as the car seems to 'wallow' to a degree,

but I guess that's due to the size and weight of the car, and the 55 profile tyres.

PS; does anyone know what size the tyre is on the space saver wheel for the Tribeca?

Any suggestions or useful comments are appreciated :wheelchair:

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Hi mate I would be cautious about going down to a 45 from a 55 the ride you are not happy with could be down to the suspension not the tyres I would see if you could drive another tribeca and see if that does the same the 45 profile could look a bit small in the arches maybe a 50 would be a compromise hope this helps 

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If you change the profile without changing the wheel size, you will be changing the rolling circumference which means your odometer will be out

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I have 2006 Tribeca and just replaced the tyres with a winter set.  2255 55 R18.   I have also purchased a set of Tribeca 19" alloys and intend to fit these with summer tyres size 255mm x50, R19

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Hi guys,

Thanks for all the comments, they're appreciated.

I take the point Andyscooby it may be the suspension being a possible cause of the ride issue, and I was wondering about the rolling circumference of the tyres if I dropped to a 45 profile, and issues with transmission winding up.

I don't really want to go to the cost of buying 19" wheels and 4 x new tyres, so for the time being I think on reflection i'll stick with the standard 18" wheels,and get the suspension checked anyway for peace of mind.

PS;If anyone knows of a Tribeca being scrapped I could do with the drivers side main power window console switch unit, or the drivers door card

My Tribeca is the same colour as yours I think Chiffchaff, silver grey paint, with grey leather seats and door panels.

Cheers guys.

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Hi Brom

Watched with interest your post re: tyre sizes.

I am near Bingham, Notts if you want to compare handling some time !

I am generally unhappy with the roll/handling issues on my Tribeca and wondered if better shocks are perhaps the answer ??  Anyone have thoughts in this direction?

Love the car otherwise and as you say, the size/weight will have a massive effect so don't want to overstate the problem.  I used to have Impreza's so have been spoilt in the past.

Cheers guys

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I have 2006 Tribeca and just replaced the tyres with a winter set.  2255 55 R18.   I have also purchased a set of Tribeca 19" alloys and intend to fit these with summer tyres size 255mm x50, R19

 

Hi Brom,

I picked my brand new set of 19"  Tribeca wheels on eBay for £240 this is about the price of a single wheel

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