: 22's or 24's ??



pcguy760
03-03-09, 12:05 PM
Debating between 22 or 24 inch rims for my suv. What do you guys think? I want something that would not ride rough or cause fast wheel bearing wear, etc. but I do want it to look nice.

jordan00escalade
03-03-09, 12:41 PM
sounds like 22's to me

93si
03-03-09, 04:04 PM
I've been rollin on 22's for the last year or so and am going to some 24's or 26's this summer. 22's are nice but don't look big enough to me on the 'lade

shore
03-03-09, 05:38 PM
22's are the right size for it.The 24's and 26's are just too much plus the difference in cost oft ires from a 22 to 24 is substantial not to mention 26" tires.

pcguy760
03-12-09, 03:26 AM
Ok I hate to say this but I am in a dilemma again. I talked to some guys with 24's and although I did not ride with them, they claim the there is BARELY any difference in how the road feels. I find this hard to believe because I KNOW I could feel almost every rock on the road with my 23's on my Expedition.

Now I found that sometimes, there is not really much price difference in 22's and 24's but then I wonder about putting extra stress on the suspension components with 24's, so ummm I am confused now lol. Darn it - 22's or 24's????!!!!!!!!!!!

luxurylife33
03-12-09, 11:10 AM
Im torn between u2-55 24" rims and the oem 22" rims! I know the 22" wouldnt be a problem but im more worried about potholes with the 24's. I dont wanna crack them! Im sure your suspension will be just fine with the 24's...

99cadiman
03-12-09, 11:18 AM
On a lade you in 24's or bigger on my 99 lade I have it sittin on 24's anything smaller would looks like 20's on lade's and if your gonna put rims on your truck and your worried about bending your rims have a spare rim in case of anything I have seen trucks with donuts and have 22" rims or 24" rims I don't think you wanna drive in a CADILLAC with your head down

J-Ridez
03-12-09, 04:53 PM
Im torn between u2-55 24" rims and the oem 22" rims! I know the 22" wouldnt be a problem but im more worried about potholes with the 24's. I dont wanna crack them! Im sure your suspension will be just fine with the 24's...

I'd go with 24"s.

anthonyG
03-12-09, 08:15 PM
24's All the way. Been riding on 24's for about 6 years and they are better on potholes then 26's of course and they are a big difference in look than 22's. like 93si said 22's not big enough for the lade. Good luck on your decision.

pcguy760
03-13-09, 03:43 AM
LOL, okay how about some 23's haha. That's what I had on my Expedition, so now you guy's know why I am so confused haha. Here is a pic btw of the old Expy on 23's with 305 35 23 Pirelli Z's ...

http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/32/l_2a688ce9af8c36f7a52d1f118facce1b.jpg

Cadillacon22s
03-13-09, 06:16 AM
You got to go with at least 24s. 22s would look too small.

pcguy760
03-13-09, 04:04 PM
What about some 23's - I kinda figured since I still have the 23's rims and tires for sale from my Expedition (5 Bolt btw :() - maybe I could find some 23 inch rims and use the 23 inch tires on them since my tires have like 80% life left and they are Pirelli's too. Also I know that I will not get the price I paid for em anyways, might as well figure out a way to use em lol.

So far, I have found these 23's - I dunno how they would look on the Escalade, but what do you guys think of these...

http://www.wayneswheels.net/Moto-Metal-MO952.jpg

pcguy760
04-04-09, 12:06 PM
Just a quick update, I ended up going with 24's lol. For the first time I saw a 'lade with 24's in person and I gotta say that there is basically a day and night difference compared to 22's.

Got the tires already 315 35 24 whoa - just deciding on the rims now. I only drive on chromes in the Summer because we have bad winters here. Guess I will have to watch out for potholes, etc. Gotta compromise one way or the other and recently I noticed there is barely much difference in rim and tire prices comparing 22's / 23's / 24's. Now 26's there IS a difference in price.

"Bad wheel bearings and regular suspension maintenance here I come!!" Gotta love the looks though, especially being a custom car show guy hehe.

Eskilade
09-12-09, 09:03 PM
I'm stuck too, debating between 22" or 24" definitely like the look of 24". I'm worried because of my 99 escalade put 22" on around 40k miles, and i had to replace my stock brakes frequently(16 at the time, so my driving?) also had my steering pump replaced cuz of the 22". If i go with 24" should i put some brembos, on and will the suspension handle it?

Ghost Deany
09-13-09, 01:20 AM
get the OEM escalade 22's from the 07 and up body style, i have the regular 17s and im happy with them, i love the comfortable ride, but if i was going to get rims, i'd get the stock 22's, clean and classy looking

sfv41901
09-15-09, 01:37 PM
24's FTW

Old Foose Heat 22's:

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p12/sfv41901/Escalade%20Retro/22inchFoose1.jpg

New Foose Speedster 24's:

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p12/sfv41901/Escalade%20Retro/24inchFooseRear.jpg

You tell me what looks better.

FYI: The 22's are for sale :D

__Iz
09-24-09, 11:58 AM
Can't send PMs yet :(

Love the new 24's. How much are you asking for the 22's?

Thanks!

Iz

sfv41901
09-24-09, 09:10 PM
Can't send PMs yet :(

Love the new 24's. How much are you asking for the 22's?

Thanks!

Iz

$1200 with tires

Silent_Assasin
03-16-13, 12:35 PM
Ok I hate to say this but I am in a dilemma again. I talked to some guys with 24's and although I did not ride with them, they claim the there is BARELY any difference in how the road feels. I find this hard to believe because I KNOW I could feel almost every rock on the road with my 23's on my Expedition.

Now I found that sometimes, there is not really much price difference in 22's and 24's but then I wonder about putting extra stress on the suspension components with 24's, so ummm I am confused now lol. Darn it - 22's or 24's????!!!!!!!!!!!


Bro you are comparing a Expedition to and Escalade, there simply is no comparison! 24's are the only way to go! 26's to ruff of a ride, 24's Perfect, and fit those huge wheel wells a little better!

the cadillac man
03-16-13, 12:44 PM
Bro you are comparing a Expedition to and Escalade, there simply is no comparison! 24's are the only way to go! 26's to ruff of a ride, 24's Perfect, and fit those huge wheel wells a little better!

I agree you can't compare a expedition to a escalade

sprink60
03-16-13, 01:53 PM
I stayed with 22's after speaking with GM engineers. Their words to me involved calculations involving bump steer, static loaded radius, and lateral stability. When Cadillac/GM explains it to me in those terms...I listen. I use my vehicle daily and expect performance, safety as well as aesthetics. I pull a boat, carry loads and travel long distances at HIGHWAY speeds. I'll stick with the 22's.

If you run a lot of back-road pot hole stuff you're probably better off with 17" or 18" to handle the impact.

http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww52/sprink49/DSC_0097.jpg

Everyone has their own opinion ...but I think the 22's fill in the wheel wells nicely.

the cadillac man
03-16-13, 03:31 PM
I stayed with 22's after speaking with GM engineers. Their words to me involved calculations involving bump steer, static loaded radius, and lateral stability. When Cadillac/GM explains it to me in those terms...I listen. I use my vehicle daily and expect performance, safety as well as aesthetics. I pull a boat, carry loads and travel long distances at HIGHWAY speeds. I'll stick with the 22's.

If you run a lot of back-road pot hole stuff you're probably better off with 17" or 18" to handle the impact.

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Everyone has their own opinion ...but I think the 22's fill in the wheel wells nicely.

I agree I live on a back road with a lot of pot holes and I prefer the stock 17's because of this

djais1801
03-17-13, 08:46 AM
i had 22's on my white 03...
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c367/ivandrew/escalades/006.jpg
and plan on getting them for my 04...currently on 17's

djais1801
05-29-13, 02:11 PM
just ordered these in 22's.
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c367/ivandrew/xd7787r_zpsc35ba0cd.jpg (http://s31.photobucket.com/user/ivandrew/media/xd7787r_zpsc35ba0cd.jpg.html)

capriRS
05-29-13, 10:49 PM
Cool you will like them! You will wish you went 24's after a few months lol! I had 22's on my ext when i bought it. I was wanting 24's or 26's everybody talked me into 4's. I purchased my 24's over a year ago. I love them they look good! But after 6months i wish i would of went 6's cause the 4's look small now. I personally did not notice any ride quality difference going from 2's to 4's! I can hook on to my car hauler trailer an boat an tow anywhere still! I even lowered it to take up fender gaps! 2/3 drop kit with 305/35/24 tires! Sorry for a late reply!

Later,
Dalton
http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa418/capriRS1/98BDF8DE-6788-434F-8646-094419417259-890-0000022C4A14E28C.jpg
http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa418/capriRS1/98E0C2E9-D006-4855-8F8F-3DD604A8EC99-890-0000023510908EE8.jpg

Silent_Assasin
06-08-13, 09:59 PM
This is an easy one! 24's all the way! 22's are too small for a big Escalade! ...I have rode on 24's for a few years now, and theres no way I would go smaller! There is literally zero difference in the ride with the 24's! :thumbsup:

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grayparatrooper
06-11-13, 01:38 AM
24's
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g190/grayparatrooper/8ed2f06a-39e0-4324-9f32-10022c4878dc_zps643d03de.jpg (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/grayparatrooper/media/8ed2f06a-39e0-4324-9f32-10022c4878dc_zps643d03de.jpg.html)