I have seen numerous threads on this. In the intereats of capturing any recent experiences from forum members, a few questions.
I can live with the 20 inch wheel but want to replace the Goodyears with (in order of preference) Continental or Michelin tire. I am leaning to a relatively smooth 3 season tire with as much of a Terrain appearance as possible. Possibilities are: Continental Terrain Contact HT and the Michelin Defender 2. The Michelin CrossClimate is also a possibility.
The problem is the 245 45 20 is not available on most excellent quality A/T or H/T tires (the wet weather performance matters in Metro Vancouver).
Q1: Has anyone installed these tires on the OEM 20 rim? What size, any issues, experience with them, and photos?
Q2: If you went to an 18 inch rim, I am looking at these options:
FAST HD OVERLAND (PAINTED/GLOSS BLACK)
WHEELS 18X7.5, 5/114.3 OFFSET:40
DAI ALLOYS AUTOBAHN (PAINTED/MATTE
BLACK) WHEELS 18X8, 5/114.3 OFFSET: 35
FAST WHEELS FC04A (PAINTED/TITANIUM)
WHEELS 18X8, 5/114.3 OFFSET:40
Q3: Has anyone installed these on a CX50? Again, tire brand and specs, experience thus far, and any photos would be greatly appreciated.