Rim question...plz help - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


General GM Chat When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made. Chat about all things GM (and related cars). Off-topic stuff should be in the Lounge, and all Model specific mechanical problems should be posted in the proper forum.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-04-2004, 12:36 AM   #1
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 21
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
jasons92bonne is on a distinguished road
Default Rim question...plz help

i know i will probably get bashed for this and be told the typical "you lose performance after 17 or 18 inches" but her goes anyway, i am thinking of getting a set of 20 inch wheels for my 92 bonneville and i know those will fit. i probably wouldnt get some but a friend of mine mentioned puttin 22s on and im wondering if thats even at all possible to fit, and if they fit will the turns be affected and wil it rub? thanks in advance!
jasons92bonne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2004, 12:41 AM   #2
Senior Member
Expert Gearhead
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Posts: 20,892
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Jim W is on a distinguished road
Default

That size is seriously going to mess up your rolling diameter, the tranny gearing will not be the same, the speedo will read wrong.

Make sure the depth of the rim has a tire that can fit it, modding the tire well or something is in order and make sure the offsets are ok..

20" rims, geez, those are more expensive then the car bud
Jim W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2004, 12:54 AM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Texarkana, Texas
Posts: 6,041
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Damemorder is on a distinguished road
Default

dubs can be fitted. 10" width max. use a tire size calc to figure outyour new tire size.
Damemorder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2004, 12:56 AM   #4
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,177
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Twister97 is on a distinguished road
Default

Yea, it is going to drive and feel like a small truck. 20'*, your going to need upgraded brake setup most likely, or youll just eat up through those rotors and pads every few months. I went from 15 to 17'* and I needed a upgraded brake pad, but the rotors were still ok, the drums in the back were also ok.
Twister97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2004, 12:57 AM   #5
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 21
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
jasons92bonne is on a distinguished road
Default

yes, i realize the cost of the wheels vs the cost of my car...lol. well to most they would be but to me, well i have pretty good connections, and everything is legit so dont get the wrong ideas. my friend that said to put 22s on, has 24s on 72 olds cutlass. so...do u think theres a chance of them even goin into the wheel wells, just so i can take a pic? lol...i just want to see how outrageous it would look
jasons92bonne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2004, 01:00 AM   #6
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 536
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
AD Bear is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Rim question...plz help

Quote:
Originally Posted by jasons92bonne
i know i will probably get bashed for this and be told the typical "you lose performance after 17 or 18 inches" but her goes anyway, i am thinking of getting a set of 20 inch wheels for my 92 bonneville and i know those will fit. i probably wouldnt get some but a friend of mine mentioned puttin 22s on and im wondering if thats even at all possible to fit, and if they fit will the turns be affected and wil it rub? thanks in advance!
I have a couple of friends that work in the tire & rim business
and we talk about wheels & cars all the time. And from what I hear,
you would not be able to get 22' rims to fit your car without mods. 20'
is not a problem for your 92 but like Jim said it can really hurt your car.
AD Bear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2004, 01:07 AM   #7
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Texarkana, Texas
Posts: 6,041
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Damemorder is on a distinguished road
Default

Nope, 22'* are a no go. I did alot of measuring when a set was found for $150 at the pawn shop in perfect condition.... It won't work...
Damemorder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2004, 01:14 AM   #8
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 21
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
jasons92bonne is on a distinguished road
Default

i was thinking...if my stock wheels and tires together measure out to about 26-27 and i went 22s and the lowest profile tires available, still no go? well 20s it is then, maybe stick the 22s in there just for a picture or 2
jasons92bonne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2004, 01:16 AM   #9
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Texarkana, Texas
Posts: 6,041
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Damemorder is on a distinguished road
Default

You get a tire that skinny and your rims are gone on the first pothole...
Damemorder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2004, 01:18 AM   #10
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 21
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
jasons92bonne is on a distinguished road
Default

yea thats true, especially here in milwaukee where the city thinks its fine and dandy to just leave the potholes open and the railroad tracks a huge bump

well, 20 inches it is, wut tire size is recommended?
jasons92bonne is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
palm help (plz any help is good help) gojo83 Lounge 2 09-24-2007 10:34 PM
Rim opinion plz russianpolarbear Detailing & Appearance 14 03-14-2007 11:30 PM
SSEI split 3 spoke Rim pics....JUST THE RIM Findlay GTP General GM Chat 14 01-31-2004 01:17 AM
frustrated plz help! alittlejazzi 1992-1999 9 01-05-2004 07:22 PM
Rim question...plz help jasons92bonne General GM Chat 3 08-29-2003 01:17 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:58 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.