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09-18-2009, 10:30 AM #1
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Lets talk big rims
A few months ago I was looking to buy a new silverado, crew cab ltz. Instead I ended up getting an white 05 denali I got for a great deal. In the spring I plan on throwing a set of 24's on the truck but want to find out what offsets and other little things people run. As far as sizes go. I read some people rub with 22's and others have no problem running 26's so im guessing offset and tire size play a huge role in correct fitment. I would also love to lower the truck a little bit.
I found one denali on cardomain thats lowered 2/3 McGaughtry's spindles and coils and this is the ideal look I want for my truck when the spring rolls around.
09-18-2009, 11:19 AM #2
With wheels that big, make sure you look into a big brake kit. I have a 2002 Suburban 4wd, and installed 20" centerline wheels. I had all new brake system installed (AC Delco) installed a week before the wheels, tires and shocks were replaced. All worked perfect until the oversize wheels were installed. The brakes feel like total garbage during a panic stop. Around town all feels well, but in the back of my mind, know the wheels have a negative effect on the braking performance. This is all from the increased rolling mass of the larger 20" wheels. Also, be sure to look for hub-centric wheels and stay away from lug-centric wheels. Good luck.
Last edited by 89SSC; 09-18-2009 at 11:23 AM.
09-18-2009, 11:34 AM #3
^^ Good point!! I would really consider this before dropping $$$$ on new rims and tires just to find out your brakes cant keep up. Going up to 26" is a huge difference and would need an upgrade from Bear, Willwood or Brembo. Going that big can also mess up the ABS functions as well.99 K1500 Suburban LT "THE BEAST"
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