i live in southern california and just bought a 2016 sorento lx v6 with awd in snow pearl.
i want to get 20" or 19" rims put on the car...american racing vn806s in black satin to be exact (sorry but the forum won't allow me to post a picture or link to the rims).
with these tires:
for the 20s: falcon ze950 255/45/R20, or 245/45 or 50/R20...... or for the 19s: same tire in a 245/50 or 55/R19
the whole thing will cost me about $1750 with the 20s ($1000 on the rims and $750 on the tires), and a bit less with the 19s (maybe $1500 total).
however, i have never done anything like this before, and am concerned about so many issues (but especially about everything fitting correctly in the wheel well, and fitting with the awd etc.)
now i'm studied for several hours, and even cut and pasted all of your expert comments and sent them to the shop where i'm having the work done (especially some posts by: @gdi 3.3 l,
), but i was wondering if i could get some direct input/advice.
1. i'm seeing different opinions about the decrease in comfort with lower aspect tires, with some saying that there's a negligible difference and others saying that it's very noticeable. from my side, i favor increased performance (and good looks), over cushiness, but don't want to be feeling like i'm driving a go cart, or bottoming out every time i hit a bump in the road.
2. i've seen concern expressed over hitting the inner fender (or perhaps other things while turning), and so i'm wondering if any of these configurations will run a risk of screwing up the actual drivability of the car. fyi, i have 5 kids, so when my family and i go for a ride we have anywhere from 800-1000lbs in the car.
3. also, what do you think about these tires? are they good? comfortable? other suggestions?
4. i like 20s, but could easily go with 19s, if it was strongly advisable not to stray outside of the oem specifications for the vehicle (which has 19s as the largest rim offered on the upper trims)
fyi, i've just begun learning about rims and tires, over the last 24 hours, so i apologize ahead of time for whatever ignorance i display here.
you all seem extremely knowledgable, so any advice would be most appreciated.