: '07' EXT on 26 Giovannas



gforceext
04-14-07, 04:27 PM
Here is a pic of my new Lade on 26" Giovanna Caracas. You would not believe the trouble that I went through to get these wheels. The first place made me wait a week after I left a deposit and then couldnt produce the wheels. After a high volume verbal battle they refunded my money. I called MONSTER wheels in miami and the dude asked me if I wanted to pick them by 5:00 that same day.I was shocked. Needless to say I got the wheels from MONSTER. A buddy and I are going to install the lowering spindles and springs tomorrow. Hope you guys like it....

99escalademan
04-14-07, 04:32 PM
Giovanna is such a classy rim

bcchen
04-14-07, 08:46 PM
this just shows how huge the escalades are... the 26s just look 'normal sized' on these trucks. i had 22s installed on my new escalade and it looks like im riding on mini bike wheels. im going to get 26s some time next week as well.

medlines
04-14-07, 10:47 PM
YOU GOT TASTE , I HAVE THESE RIMS ON MY 07 TOO , BUT 24s".
NICE LOOKIN.

gforceext
04-15-07, 12:00 AM
I am waiting for the solid black caps for the wheels. With the caps instaled the wheels look totally different. The ride on the wheels is as smooth as the stock wheels but the sharp bumps hit just a little bit harder. The steering feels pretty much the same as stock maybe a bit heavier. Do you guys notice the blacked out chrome??

07slade
04-15-07, 12:23 AM
wow, I love those, Nice truck, it looks mean

cadymon
04-15-07, 12:51 AM
26" or bigger is the way to go nice ride and i also have 26" on my 07 ESV.
http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/2902/img4484zk2.jpg

ecs177
04-15-07, 02:16 AM
beautiful... very nice..

hcvone
04-15-07, 06:26 AM
Nice looking truck, always liked those wheels. :)

RANGER 66
04-15-07, 07:01 AM
Great looking wheels. Do you notice any issues with braking or do you get any rubbing during hard turns, specifically while pulling in and out of parking spaces?

medlines
04-15-07, 11:01 AM
these are beautiful trucks, and these wheels shows them off from a mile away.

DLE
04-15-07, 12:08 PM
Very nice wheel choice. :thumbsup: I like it. :)

memphisstylee
04-15-07, 04:34 PM
beautiful. im looking at getting these same rims in 24s with the solid black cap for my 06. how big is the lip? any chance we could get a pic of it?

gforceext
04-15-07, 05:19 PM
The wheels RUB harder than a fourteen year old hitting puberty. I am going to take care of that tonight with a heat gun. I think that I can just heat up the plastic inner wheel well and move it out of the way. It only rubs on the front wheel wells wile turning both ways. These new pics are after we installed the 2/3 drop. "Warning" its not as easy as I may have said in earlier posts. The drop really does alot. GG

07slade
04-15-07, 05:43 PM
I want those wheels, but i wouldn't want to drive the truck with them on, I would curb them to HELL.... mabye i'll go order a RR supercharged and give the escalade to my husband and throw some dubbies on it...haha

Falkolade
04-15-07, 05:48 PM
I love how his lade has the trailer hitch sticking off the back of it... i leave mine on like that all of the time...

gforceext
04-15-07, 06:38 PM
Wadayameen? you dont like the hitch? I am just a lazy bum.

jrs05caddyext
04-16-07, 12:00 AM
Use zip ties for your front fender liner. This will pull them out of the way

DLE
04-16-07, 09:14 AM
Wow, looks very perrty. :thumbsup:

And from that pic, looks like a windstorm is coming your way! Yikes!

Kappa-Lac
04-16-07, 09:57 AM
Use zip ties for your front fender liner. This will pull them out of the way

Zip tie trick dosent worrk on the 07's. Nothing close to tie off too behind the wheel.

gforceext
04-16-07, 01:40 PM
well then what does work????

DLE
04-16-07, 01:44 PM
I know my '04 is different from the '07 lades, but on my truck, we had to do some zip ties, and some wouldnt work, so we just cut the plastic, wherever its rubbing/hitting...

Have a buddy turn the wheel for you while you stand looking at the front wheels.. Whichever part its rubbing on, cut that piece out etc.

Turned out great. :thumbsup:


You gonna do an alignment?

gforceext
04-16-07, 01:55 PM
yeah I need to do an alignment. I streightened the wheels as good as I could after the lowering. I just have to take it in sometime this week.

DLE
04-16-07, 02:06 PM
Thats good. I lowered mine last week, and I have an appt this wednesday. Give it a week to settle, then go get it aligned. :thumbsup:

Andy@Kartoyz.com
04-21-07, 12:47 PM
looks good man

gforceext
04-23-07, 01:24 PM
thank you

wookerNokturnal
04-25-07, 02:50 AM
Here is a pic of my new Lade on 26" Giovanna Caracas. You would not believe the trouble that I went through to get these wheels. The first place made me wait a week after I left a deposit and then couldnt produce the wheels. After a high volume verbal battle they refunded my money. I called MONSTER wheels in miami and the dude asked me if I wanted to pick them by 5:00 that same day.I was shocked. Needless to say I got the wheels from MONSTER. A buddy and I are going to install the lowering spindles and springs tomorrow. Hope you guys like it....

not bad looks clean i think need to drop it just a bit..

gforceext
04-25-07, 10:28 AM
its been dropped. 2/3 spindles and springs