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    24s on the caddy

    If I put 24 on my 2005 escalade what would I need to do? Do I have to adjust the transmission????

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    I'm not an expert, but you shouldn't have to do anything with the transmission to my knowledge. Some smaller sedans can have transmission issues when you put big rims on, but the escalade should be fine. You may have speedometer issues, but I doubt that as well. Maybe if you were going a bit bigger, but you should be good with the 24s.

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    I'm not an expert either but I think it has to do with wheel size and tire size for example on my 05 esv I've not had to tune my cars speedometer but the wheels I have are different sizes. My winter tires are 265/70/R17s I believe and my main tires are 305/45/R22s.

    Although I do know this info that the first number means total rim and tire size then the middle means tire ratio and the last number with "R" is Tim size. So on my winter tires they are 17s.

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    First number: width of tire (side to side) i.e. 305s would be much wider than 245s.

    Second number: height of tire (from top of rim to top of tire) I.e. 60s would be much bulkier than 25s which you may see on the sedans with huge rims that barely fit.

    Third number: rim size

    I used to switch out 20s and 16s on my old coupe with no trouble at all.

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    Re: 24s on the caddy

    what about 26's would i have to do anything?

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    If you want a rough ride with almost no tire tread no. If you want to maintain good ride then yes you'll need a lift.

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    Re: 24s on the caddy

    but with 24's i really dont need anything, it just will be a little rougher

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    Re: 24s on the caddy

    The real issue is the overall tire size diameter compared to stock. If it is exactly the same, all is well. If the new tire/wheel is taller than stock, there is a bunch of issues. The speedometer will run slower (whatever it reads, you will be going faster), it will have an effect on your ABS brakes system, it will change your final drive ratio so that it feels like you have lost power.

    I switched my 17s to 18s but made absolutely sure the 18 had lower profile tires so that the overall diameter was the same, and had no problems.

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    Zogg is right, but most of the time as the rim size gets bigger the tire gets more low profile in order for it to fit in the wheel well.

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    Re: 24s on the caddy

    I put 24's on mine, when turning, the tire rubbed the plastic fender lining a bit.
    I grabbed the drill and some zip ties to pull the fender lining away from where the wheel was rubbing it.
    I had to trim the bottom of the plastic windshield washer resovoir a bit for clearance.
    Total time was about 15 minutes.

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    Re: 24s on the caddy

    Nothing to adjust, throw them on and enjoy the ride!

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    Re: 24s on the caddy

    Now that the weather is nicer I have been thinking long and hard about big rims for the summer. I was thinking big raunchy 26s, gotta see what the tax return can bring in!

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    But with the 6s comes bigger brakes and probably cut the fenders out, not sure if its worth it. 24s seem alot more plug and play. Decisions decisions, if only you could try them before you buy them.

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    Re: 24s on the caddy

    24" rimes with 305/35/24" on my escalade and nothing rubs, thay fix just like the factery tiers.

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    305/35/24 on my 03 and thay fit like the factery tiers no rubbing.

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    Re: 24s on the caddy

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    It's dark so I had to hit the led's, but you can see how mutch room you have with 305/35/24.. But regardless no rubbing the ride is crap. Truck rides like a hay wagon now. And every pothole meens buying a new 250 doller tier.

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