Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 2007-2014 Discussion, Tire size on 24s in Cadillac Escalade Forums; Whats the largest tire size you can go on 24s? The more aspect ratio the better for ride purposes.
I currently have 26 x 9.5 wheels with 305/30r26. Those tires are taller and just as wide so they must rub. I just bought the truck though. I want to downsize to 24s and get the biggest tires for ride purposes.
@soulsea your lowering kit doesnt contribute to the rubbing? Is it more of a front to back issue than height of truck issue.
When comparing the 295/35/24 to my current 305/30/26 the current tire is 1 taller in diameter and .5 wider. Ill have to go inspect for signs of rubbing because that alot bigger. thanks soul sea
The 305/30/26 don't ever touch when i turn wheel left to right. You can see where there has been some rubbing in the plastic. THe guy had been running these 26s for 3 years so the rubbing is minimal. Thats interesting because the tires are much bigger than 295/35/24. Maybe the 30s has a sharper profile sidewall and doesn't balloon out much. Maybe it has something to do with offset.
Has anyone tried 285/40/24s? Read on another forum people like those. You lose the wide squatty look but gain side wall.
I have 305/35/24 and absolutely love it. I don't notice any rubbing, though I know on RARE occasions it'll lightly rub small parts of the inner liner. I didn't feel it, and only reason i know is there's a small "shiny" spot on the plastic. But I'll gladly take that so I can have a little extra cushion and curb protection from the crappy roads.
Guys, unless you state what your wheel offset is, then it's going to be hard to compare on just tire size alone.
305/35 rubs quite a bit on an OE 30 offset with or without a drop (with a drop you have to start cutting a lot of liner), many many people have documented this with 24" OE replica wheels that have the 30 offset.
Currently i have 26 x 9.5 wheels with 305/30r26 - wheel offset +25. Overall tire size is 33.2 x 12. It seems to run fine. Im going to down size to 24" ck375 wheels 24 x 10. I dont know offset. Id like to put as much tire on as possible. Seems like options are 295/35r24, 305/35r24 or possibly 285/40r24. Id like to possibly do the 285/40r24 but dont know if thatll work with 24 x 10 rims. Seems like height and width (33 x 11.2)is no problem because its smaller than what i have now although you lose the wide sqautty look. Thanks for your input
Well for reference, I have a 2010 rwd escalade, base model with fixed step rails and stock height. 305/35/24 nexxen roadians on the esky replicas from Cpw wheels. Minor rubbing. I actually don't even know when it rubs, only evidence is a smooth spot in the front section if the fender well. Size about a baseball. I turned the wheel to full lock and it seems like it's literally 2mm away. So only time I think it rubs is full lock going up or Down a curb.