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slawkins31 said:
255/30/24 on a 24x9 and 275/30/24 on a 24x10 rear, yes thats right, SICK

.....WHY ??.....gonna ride like a tank
EDITING MY POST --Slawkins,you are correct,it's a personal choice. GO FOR IT ..
Who am I to tell anyone what to do with their car.
BUT...I personally wouldn't do it.
 

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Looks like a Hot Wheels toy.

Why not go for 26"?

Just knock the pesky steering knuckle out of the way - skip the tires - just put a shiney black wrap around the blingy wheel thingy . . .
 

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why put 20s on the car, or 22s? b/c people want to, atleast you could have an open mind about it. I thought I would share it since some people might want to put 24s on their car, is that ok with you all?
 

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To each its own

I would def buy the 24's for my charger. I had a 300C with 22's and loved it. People say that it rides harder, but i just think that the ride wasnt as floaty as stock, which isnt a bad thing. If I wanted a car with a very smooth ride i would have bought a caddy or lincoln. I bought my 300C for the same reason i bought my charger, they are both really, really stylish cars. If they made a 26 inch tire that safety fitted on a charger or 300 and it looked good to me, i would def buy that also. That pic is the best looking charger that I have seen so far. If they produce that tire and also that body kit I will be making on ebay buying both.
 

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Ok LEX but just dont the Woman drive in. Remember with the 22's did to you 300.
 

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oh boy, here we go again... you have to know you're opening the door to debate with this one. Just, whatever you do, don't say "oil"!! :27:
 

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HEMEEE said:
oh boy, here we go again... you have to know you're opening the door to debate with this one. Just, whatever you do, don't say "oil"!! :27:
Could you imagine if you had to put oil in tires?!!?! Just think of the debate:

24's with 20w-50, versus (the recommended) 18's with 5w-20.

;) and you know how that xxx debate ticks me, HEMEEE.


But those 24's would be ok for a trailered car, or rarely driven boulevard cruiser. I think a tubbed version would be cooler, with narrowed rear and wide street slicks.
 

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Ok LEX but just dont the Woman drive in. Remember with the 22's did to you 300.

Ha, yeah i finally helped her get herself a car. So now i dont have to worry about getting my rims scrapped on the curb. I finally got rid of the 300C and got a black charger. Now I have to find another set of black 22's or maybe 24's now :banana: .
 

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Don't go crazy Lex. Also remember that some of thou cars we see at big show's dont really run on thous 24 and 26. They will pull then in on regular wheels and then jack the car up and put the big boys on just for show. Good luck if you need any help you got my #.
 

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Don't go crazy Lex. Also remember that some of thou cars we see at big show's dont really run on thous 24 and 26. They will pull then in on regular wheels and then jack the car up and put the big boys on just for show. Good luck if you need any help you got my #.

those tires are the same height as the 265/35/22 so they will fit and drive,

people are putting 255/30/22 tires on these cars, its the same size just with 24s instead. :smoker:
 

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I know i read it just tellin a story.

Lex when you get the 24 cause we know your going to, you have to come out and give some of your IL brothers a ride in that thing.
Also this time get the Fenders Roled.
 

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HEMEEE said:
oh boy, here we go again... you have to know you're opening the door to debate with this one. Just, whatever you do, don't say "oil"!! :27:

Actually I was wondering what Oil I should run if I switch to 22's or 24's. I mean the rolling resistance would be different, which would affect the load on the engine, and it might go into MDS to easily or stay there too long unless we use a different weight oil...... any ideas?? :biggrin: :) :banana: :wave: :silly:
 

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why put 20s on the car, or 22s? b/c people want to, atleast you could have an open mind about it. I thought I would share it since some people might want to put 24s on their car, is that ok with you all?
Cars have always been influenced by what you see at the race track. Race cars tend to have bigger wheels because they are necessary to clear bigger brakes. So the "sport" models of many passenger cars came with bigger wheels in order to look more like the racing versions, often despite having the same brakes as the non-sport models. Of course, the aftermarket started providing even bigger wheels, because it became a contest - bigger meaning sportier and more like a race car.

From a pure performance standpoint, you want the smallest diameter wheels possible to clear the brakes in order to minimize weight and polar moment of inertia. But as with many things aftermarket, the original intent of bigger wheels was lost and people starting pursuing them simply for their own sake. Now, you can often stick your fist in between the top of the brake caliper and the barrel of the wheel!

Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini and others have been building 200 mph supercars for a while with huge brakes (and wheels just big enough to clear them). A surprising percentage of my customers are buying bigger brakes to emulate those supercars, even if they never track, let alone drive aggressively. I'll even get calls from someone telling me they want the biggest calipers possible and don't care about the performance, just as long as it doesn't make the car dangerous to drive! Brakes, just like wheels, have become jewelry. Certainly not what I had intended when I started up Zeckhausen Racing.

But getting back to the original question. People who are actively involved in racing (or avid fans) tend to have a negative view toward wheels significantly larger than needed to clear the brakes. They have spent their adult lives doing whatever is possible to improve handling and acceleration and the larger wheels do exactly the opposite. It can be jarring to them to see a car based on a Mercedes E-class chassis with world class performance, handling and ride comfort "downgraded" in every one of those categories with the addition of 24" wheels.

Those of us in that, often intolerant, group of performance car enthusiasts for whom it's all about the driving, need to be more understanding of the phenomenon of wheels as "jewelry." Not everyone shares our priorities and some are willing to give up a certain amount of the characteristics that we value, in exchange for aesthetics. The same can be said about lowering cars to (in our view) ridiculous levels. This also came from racing and has been carried far beyond the point of performance improvement by those doing it purely for aesthetics.

It's one thing to explain to someone who may not know any better the negative consequences of 24" wheels on ride, handling, and acceleration. But we should not be judgmental of those who know all of this and still chose to take the 24" wheel route. Clearly, they have a different set of priorities and goals for their ride. By criticizing their choice, you are attacking their values and that's why these wheel discussions can become so passionate and degrade into name calling so easily.
 

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DZeckhausen said:
.....It's one thing to explain to someone who may not know any better the negative consequences of 24" wheels on ride, handling, and acceleration. But we should not be judgmental of those who know all of this and still chose to take the 24" wheel route. Clearly, they have a different set of priorities and goals for their ride. By criticizing their choice, you are attacking their values and that's why these wheel discussions can become so passionate and degrade into name calling so easily.
Dave, well-said!!! It's great to have input from a respected professional, especially one who can speak to his knowledge while remaining open-minded and reminding the rest of us to try to do the same. The bottom line is that we are all adults capable of making our own decisions and bearing the consequences for the same. Having an open discussion board like this, and input from professionals and experienced, knowledgeable people, helps us all be a bit more informed about those decisions... That's what it's all about.
 
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