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I'm looking at tires in the stock 20" size for the Ascent. I know I can't find my perfect tire (3PMS, quiet, lightweight, rim protection, available in my size...) without making compromises.

For now, I'm asking about tires in this size that have excellent rim protection. This is not easy to find out when tire shopping. Can anybody from Discount Tire offer any first-hand knowledge?

Examples of good rim protection from "best" to "non-existent" are below.

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Thank you for reaching out, rockthebeef.

You're correct in saying that rim protector details are not readily available from the tire manufacturers.

I do not have any details for this type of information on my end but I'll touch base with our tech team to see if they have the information needed for this. I'll report back (y)
 

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rim protectors "The rim protector is easy to recognize. It is an additional layer of reinforced rubber, located in the contact area of the tyre and wheel. Its structure is distinguishable from the rest of the tyre, so it is difficult to overlook it. "

You might consider rim blades
Interesting product. Although I do not like that they'll make the rim poke out even more - not the aesthetic I'm going for. Also, I assume they'd have to be removed when getting new tires, and a new set reinstalled after new tires - not sure.

At least the article you linked has a chart with some mfg's codes for rim protection. But that article is from the UK, so I wonder if that applies here.

SYMBOL:ABBREVIATION MEANING:USED IN TYRES:
RFPRim Fringe ProtectorGoodyear
FPFringe ProtectorGoodyear
MFSMaximum Flange ShieldDunlop
FRFelgen Ripen (Rim protection ring)Continental
CordCord (on tyre sidewall)Pirelli - currently not used
 

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Interesting product. Although I do not like that they'll make the rim poke out even more - not the aesthetic I'm going for. Also, I assume they'd have to be removed when getting new tires, and a new set reinstalled after new tires - not sure.

At least the article you linked has a chart with some mfg's codes for rim protection. But that article is from the UK, so I wonder if that applies here.

SYMBOL:ABBREVIATION MEANING:USED IN TYRES:
RFPRim Fringe ProtectorGoodyear
FPFringe ProtectorGoodyear
MFSMaximum Flange ShieldDunlop
FRFelgen Ripen (Rim protection ring)Continental
CordCord (on tyre sidewall)Pirelli - currently not used
I had never heard about this type of product before your post. Apparently my 16 year old son had. I do not even know if my 20" rims are the type to accept this protector. The instructions indicate the tires do not need removal to install them. I can not tell from the photos if I would like the aesthetics or not.
 

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I had never heard about this type of product before your post. Apparently my 16 year old son had. I do not even know if my 20" rims are the type to accept this protector. The instructions indicate the tires do not need removal to install them. I can not tell from the photos if I would like the aesthetics or not.
I think our wheels are OK to use these on. My concern was not putting them on with the tires in place, but rather when it comes time to get new tires. Will a tire shop damage them when installing new tires? It's kind of moot since I don't really like them. I'd prefer this to be a feature of the tire itself.
 
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