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post #1 of 19 Old 12-24-2011, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Are 14.5R20 (43") Michelins ok on 20x14 Wheels?

Anyone know if a 14.5r20 Michelin is safe to mount on a 20x14 wheel? I want to go wider and need to regear. I figured I would go taller while I was at it. I've seen people with Michelins on 20X12's but I want to wide as possible. I know a few guy on here are running them. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.


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That thing is going huge! Sorry I can't help though.

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I'm sure you could do it, not sure if you should go wider than a 12" rim though.

Get w/ Trevor (Notstock), I know he has some experience w/ them

I would like to see some pics of what you end up with
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I'm sure you could do it, not sure if you should go wider than a 12" rim though.

Get w/ Trevor (Notstock), I know he has some experience w/ them

I would like to see some pics of what you end up with
X2 Definitely post some pics when your done.
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You can do it, but just remember the tire is designed for an 11" wheel. The tread is about 14.5" wide so it'll look a little funny. Im running the same size tire (goodyear) on a 10" wheel right now and im going up to a 12" next. I was going with a 14" but i decided against it. Reason being if I ever get a smaller tire I wont have to buy new wheels. How much lift are you running? I ran the 14.5R20 Michelins for a while, its a decent tire.

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You can do it, the tire will kinda look ballooned though.

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You can do it, but just remember the tire is designed for an 11" wheel. The tread is about 14.5" wide so it'll look a little funny. Im running the same size tire (goodyear) on a 10" wheel right now and im going up to a 12" next. I was going with a 14" but i decided against it. Reason being if I ever get a smaller tire I wont have to buy new wheels. How much lift are you running? I ran the 14.5R20 Michelins for a while, its a decent tire.
I dont mind the ballooned look but with a 14.5 wide tire I didnt think it would be too ballooned out on a 20x14. I am trying to avoid the cookie cutter look. The Michelins arent that wide considering their height. I am currently running what is in my sig but plan to go up 2" or 3" by getting 4" or 5" hangers and getting cut out flares. What gears are you running?


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IMO it will look silly and shorten the tire.....

I had them on 20x10 wheels...and they were indeed skinny....20x12s would be about right...

They will bead up though...but will look "cali" style....just like the M16s etc do on 14" wide wheels...

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You can do it but you will have trouble keeping the bead seated, they will come unseated at highway speeds and turns occasionally.
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