: How do you like my 26" winter rims?!?



tc3
05-04-08, 02:42 AM
Finally got a chance to put them on...and look what we get a week of!!! Really, it was beautiful out...:helpless:
http://members.shaw.ca/tc20/winter%2026.JPG
http://members.shaw.ca/tc20/winter2%2026.JPG

TSS
05-04-08, 08:36 AM
Rims look great - that salt and snow on them has got to just make you sick to your stomach... :gah:

JD001249
05-04-08, 08:52 AM
How did you get your headlights cleared?

tc3
05-04-08, 01:06 PM
Rims look great - that salt and snow on them has got to just make you sick to your stomach... :gah:

Yes it did,and I cleaned them every chance i got!! And i drove it a little as possible, 2-3 days?!?

tc3
05-04-08, 01:12 PM
How did you get your headlights cleared?

Professional heat gun, allot of time, patience and very hot finger tips!!!

There are quite a few 'How to do" in past threads.

hcvone
05-05-08, 08:15 AM
Must have been scarey with 26's in the snow, you tap a curb and it's all over. :(

DLE
05-05-08, 03:16 PM
What kind of rims are those? I like them! :thumbsup:

Also, looks like its lowered.. What kit? 2"/3"?

How did it perform in the snow? I bet that was a bit scary.

dstinson
05-05-08, 09:51 PM
lets do the math here 26 inch wheels, stock brakes and snow, hmmmmmm, are you nuts????

tc3
05-05-08, 10:54 PM
They're Milanni Kool whip with black inserts. I'm pretty happy with them and they're not too pricey either!!
It is the McGaughy 2/3. No rubbing except the front left in reverse. I think i have to move my windshield washer reservoir.
Actually, they were pretty damn good in the snow. Of course, I don't ever want to make a habit of it...but it was reassuring if i were ever to get caught in a surprise snow fall!?! Happens from time to time up here.

The Brakes are actually the Baer big brake kit. The wheels make them look stock in size!?!

dstinson
05-05-08, 11:03 PM
ok now i can see them, i have the same ones (Baer Brakes) on my truck and with the big wheels they look stock minus the cross drilled rotors. I bought a set of 18's for the snow and camping. I get too nervous in the snow.

tc3
05-06-08, 12:12 AM
I couldn't find 18's to fit over my brakes...What did u find?

I ended up with 22" winters, Cheap BOSS rims with Terra grappler tires. AWESOME winter tire!!!

http://members.shaw.ca/tc20/22 winters.JPG

hcvone
05-06-08, 07:40 AM
You can get some good traction snow tires in 20", looking at them for the 09' with big brakes.

tc3
05-06-08, 11:18 AM
I agree 20's would have been better, but i tried finding OEM 20's for months with no luck (well at a fair price). And then after market 20 VS 22's price difference was very minimal. So i opted to up size to the 22's.

hcvone
05-06-08, 11:20 AM
You are corrrect about your 20" choices, I need a real good traction tire for the winters were we go. :)

tc3
05-06-08, 11:42 PM
Even though the Terra Grapplers weren't a true 'ice tire', they had a great tread pattern and offered excellent traction. I'd say they have off road traction capability with out the swamper style tread.
In fact, so far there is not a true ice tire available in a 22" as of last winter.

hcvone
05-07-08, 07:07 AM
Even though the Terra Grapplers weren't a true 'ice tire', they had a great tread pattern and offered excellent traction. I'd say they have off road traction capability with out the swamper style tread.
In fact, so far there is not a true ice tire available in a 22" as of last winter.

Tried them a few years back, I just need a better tire for deep snow. :)

Saevar
05-07-08, 02:42 PM
very nice rims, how is the ride quality

tc3
05-07-08, 02:47 PM
Not the greatest combined with the drop, but really not noticeably worse from the 22's.
Handles way better of course, much more stable at higher speeds and corners. You don't ever feel 'floaty'.
Much more responsive, but u feel every reaction to the road.

sam hamm
05-11-08, 06:56 PM
man the truck looks good. what size tires are on the 26"?

tc3
05-11-08, 11:34 PM
Thx! They are 305/30/26

tc3
05-11-08, 11:40 PM
I will pot pics in a new thread.

TAWoody
06-06-08, 01:08 PM
Damn man. Nice rims. Too bad you lowered it and don't have the stockers around for winter. AWD is a LOT more fun in the winter when your clade can handle it.

tc3
06-06-08, 01:14 PM
I have 22" winters for it, we just had a surprise winter dump on us.
Actually, the lowering hasn't affected any of my winter driving. Other than snow clogged wheel wells. Snow usually doesn't pile up high enough.

droppinbombs
07-09-08, 04:06 AM
I work in the wheel/tire business and I heard that some major name brand manufacturers are bringing 22 inch Winter tires to market, hopefully in time for 2008 winter, keep your eyes open

getlade247
09-18-08, 04:44 PM
hey im a calgary boy too! have same escalade with 24" milanni witchy. Im upgrading to 26s this yr, i might go talk to the boyz at chrome depot and see what kind of deal the can hook up! But about the cleared headlights , i just put mine in the oven ( SOUNDS CRAZY) for about 5-10mins . when the glue was soft enouph they pulled apart. Looks good with no damage , but you must be patient!!
good luck!

tc3
09-19-08, 03:10 PM
Tell Nick from the Chrome Depot u saw my rims and was forwarded to him directly, he'll give u a deal!! Tell him u talked to me, Taric, online.