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Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 2007-2014 Discussion, New 24" Wheels on my ESV in Cadillac Escalade Forums; Originally Posted by Andyou75 Elusive... I don't hear any rubbing other than during sharp turns (which I rarely do anymore). ...
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    Re: New 24" Wheels on my ESV

    Quote Originally Posted by Andyou75 View Post
    Elusive... I don't hear any rubbing other than during sharp turns (which I rarely do anymore). I visually check for any sign of wear today on the tires and front wheel well (did not notice any damage or signs of wear). I think you are right the absence of power running boards is a plus. Like someone mentioned before a 285 or 295 may eliminate the rub all together.
    Agreed. Thanks for checking!

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    Re: New 24" Wheels on my ESV

    E, looks real nice. I have the same year and color as you but have the stock 22's and have love red it 2" front and 3" rear. Interesting that we have about the same tire to fender clearance on the top, yours just has more ground clearance.

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    Re: New 24" Wheels on my ESV

    Any word on pushing the PAS back a tat to clear the tires?

    I saw the usarim linkie you posted and I'm jonesing to know if it's possible.

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    Re: New 24" Wheels on my ESV

    Quote Originally Posted by soulsea View Post
    Any word on pushing the PAS back a tat to clear the tires?

    I saw the usarim linkie you posted and I'm jonesing to know if it's possible.
    No word yet... It's been pretty much snowing here in Colorado since I put the wheels on. Ugh.
    I've been driving my older SUV with proper snow/winter tires around.
    I'll let y'all know as soon as I look into it...

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    Re: New 24" Wheels on my ESV

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    Re: New 24" Wheels on my ESV

    OK, i seriously just laughed out loud quite a bit.
    I've driven the Caddy a few times as the weather has finally started getting nice here in Colorado just the past few days.
    We seriously have had more snow in April than we have had all year. It's nuts!

    I'm still rubbing the liner and the side steps so i've been really really cautious when turning. I really wish i would have gone with the 295/35/24..but I do like the Pirelli tires and they are not available in 295/35/24.
    Even being cautious, I've already ripped out one liner clip on the right side.

    I'm hoping this weekend to crawl under there and see if I can slide the steps back just a tad to prevent them from hitting.

    You're gonna have to stay in your rocker a few more days S!

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    Re: New 24" Wheels on my ESV

    Soulsea the gifs you post are hilarious keep on rocking

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    Re: New 24" Wheels on my ESV

    Ok guys...Y'all can stop widdlin' wood in your rockers now!!
    Here is some info with regards to the Power Steps with 24x10 wheels and 305/35/24 tires:

    On the bottom of each power assisted step are four 5mm allen wrench screws. I loosened each of these 4 screws and slid the steps back just a tad. It appears to have worked as when I turn the wheel now to full lock I no longer hit the steps. I do still obviously hit the inner fender liner (and he worst part is one liner fastner that I think I should remove). As stated before, I'm OCD on this stuff and I don't think this subtle move is much of an eye sore.
    Some before and after photos. I'll attach smaller ones here and put the links to the full size images at the bottom if you're interested in seeing them more up close. Hope this helps:

    Close up looking down:



    A few steps back:



    Close up with the wheel turned:



    Another close up from a lower point:



    Full size images:
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    Re: New 24" Wheels on my ESV

    That looks good E, I can't even tell they've been pushed back.
    Where exactly under the PAS are the screws to be loosened?

    Btw, removing one fastener stud isn't going to hurt anything, and then you can always take a heat gun to the liner to push it back a bit.

    One last q ... do you have any rub on the liner at the front of the wheel arch under any driving condition?
    For example, if the truck is leaning backwards on a hill so that the liner is as close to the tire as it can be, will it rub at full lock?

    Thanks for the pics.

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    Re: New 24" Wheels on my ESV

    Quote Originally Posted by soulsea View Post
    That looks good E, I can't even tell they've been pushed back.
    Where exactly under the PAS are the screws to be loosened?
    You know, I really can't either. They don't look out of place at all. They are pushed back just enough so that the tires don't hit.
    On each side step there are two brackets that move the steps down. On the bottom of each of these brackets are two 5mm allen screws. These are the screws that I loosenedd to be able to push the steps back slightly. Once they were loose, I used a 2 foot long 2x4 as a lever to push the steps back. Both sides I pushed them too far and had to push back the other direction.
    See in this pic:



    Quote Originally Posted by soulsea View Post
    Btw, removing one fastener stud isn't going to hurt anything, and then you can always take a heat gun to the liner to push it back a bit.
    I agree. I'm not nearly as concerned with the liner as I was with the steps.

    Quote Originally Posted by soulsea View Post
    One last q ... do you have any rub on the liner at the front of the wheel arch under any driving condition?
    For example, if the truck is leaning backwards on a hill so that the liner is as close to the tire as it can be, will it rub at full lock?

    Thanks for the pics.
    I cranked the wheel to full lock and I don't see any rubbing of any kind on the front side. It's about 1/4" from the front liner but that's about it. Nothing with any of the suspension components or anything on the inside either.

    I just took it out for the first drive after doing the work and it was seriously a totally different experience. Before I was super nervous about turning the wheel more than 1 full turn (because I'd hit the steps) and on this drive I was going to 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 turns (in both directions) with no problem at all. Again, i'm still rubbing slightly on the liner...but I can fix that later if desired. It really only rubs on low speed sharp turns. I feel so much better!!!!!

    Hope this helps some of you.
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    Re: New 24" Wheels on my ESV

    It helps me a great deal ... I had 24s on my old Tahoe Hybrid (without PAS) with 295/35/24s and I also rubbed on the liner slightly. That didn't bother me, but I hated how thin the sidewall was on those tires. So knowing that I can do 24s on the Esky with a little more sidewall without rubbing on the PAS is a huge deal. Looks like I'll be buying 24s real soon.

    Thanks again E.

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    Re: New 24" Wheels on my ESV

    Anytime bro. Happy to help!
    I also think the Caddy will ride better with the Magnetic suspension. It's definitely a bit harsher, but not bad at all.
    It's funny, I see Escalades with the stock 22's and they look so small now.
    I used the think the 19's on my 911 were enormous. They look micro now to me.

    Post pics when you get something...

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    Re: New 24" Wheels on my ESV

    All of the previous pics were from the drivers side.
    Here are some before and after pics from the passenger side up close. As you can see the steps were only moved a small amount..but make a big difference:


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    Re: New 24" Wheels on my ESV

    That is a really good look. I have been thiking about going with that look. I just did alot of work on my truck, seenig this is going to push me forward on getting those wheels.

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    Did they cost alot?

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    Re: New 24" Wheels on my ESV

    Quote Originally Posted by Escalde coop View Post
    Did they cost alot?
    Wheels are $1350 shipped from USARim.
    Tires are anywhere from 700 - 1600 depending upon brand and quality. I don't skimp on tires with crappy no name brands and went with Pirelli's. Overall, Not too expensive considering...

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