12-30-10, 09:12 PM
I bought a set of 24" Bentchi B7 wheels for my 04 EXT and now im trying to decide on tire size. Most common for everyone is the 305/35/24 size that is 32.4" tall. Falken makes a 295/40/24 size thats is 33.3" tall. I like the idea of having a little more sidewall for protection of the Rims and a slightly better ride than the rubber band 35 series.You guys that have the 305 tires on your 24's are trimming or tyraping back some of the plastic inner wheel well so they dont rub..is there room for another 1/2" of rubber. any experience or opinions?
12-31-10, 04:57 AM
I'm on the process of buying 22s and did some research on 305/40 and 305/45 tires. Saw some complains about rubbing on the 45, some other people said it was fine. Do you like to gamble?
I'm running 305/35 Vredestein Sessanta tires on my 4's. I did have some rubbing on the fronts and zip-tied the splash guard plastics back. I still rub a little bit but nothing I wasn't expecting. The ride is great with them and they have held up well. I usually run the pressure around 45 psi and I've hit some gnarly bumps that I thought had certainly bent a rim but I am still running strong with no curb rash or bent rims.
01-06-11, 03:07 AM
Just put 24s on this week, 305/35 tire. only driven about 30 miles on them and from what i can tell, ride is definitely stiffer and lets just say ''different''. This is coming from a person who has never had aftermarket wheels and tires though. I would gladly trade in the comfort for looks!
01-18-11, 10:35 PM
So..does anybody have a experience with the 295/40/R24 Tire size?
02-09-11, 12:26 AM
That would work but would for sure rub when cornering that tire size is about a 1/2'' narrower than my 26's and .09'' taller than them with a 305/30/26 I would also upgrade the brakes with that big of wheel/tire combo
02-09-11, 12:31 AM
oh and sidewall height with 305/35/24 =4.20in and with the 295/40/24 =4.64in not that much of a real difference I would just go with the 305s and just be careful but just my .02
02-09-11, 02:38 AM
I just ordered 24's for my lade and went with 305/35 tires. The offset is +32, which should keep the rims tucked in the fender well nicely with no rubbing. 295/40 you will probably get some rubbing. Ive heard of guys rubbing with a 305/35, but that was because they went with a +15 offset and the rim/tire stuck out a little past fender and rubbed. You need to go with a high offset and maybe try 295/40, but its your call. Remember a 35 seris tire on a 24" rim has some meat, its not like a 30 seris rubberband:) Good-luck
02-09-11, 09:52 PM
I also ran 305/35/24 on my Escalade with Asanti AF128s and never had any issues. The ride was definately stiffer, but that was expected