: Ride Quality with 24s



sloppy
10-28-04, 11:19 PM
I wanted to see what your guys thoughts are on the ride quality from stock to 20s, 22s, 24s. I am getting a 05 ESV and was planning on 22s but if the ride quality isn't different between 22s and 23s, 24s, then I might as well go with at least 23s. I am planning on the baer brake kit to compensate for the wheels. I am going to lower it a little (2") and get toyo proxys. So what do you think?

T_Dogg8
10-29-04, 08:41 AM
well, obviously the bigger wheel you get the smaller tire you have to get. the smaller tire you get the harsher the ride. it might not be that bad, but a lot depends on your roads. i live in a snowy area that gets beat up by trucks and snowplows in the winter. i'm not even sure i want to go to 22s. if you live where the roads are smooth and you don't have snow, then i wouldn't worry about it. otherwise, go with the 22s.

hcvone
10-29-04, 08:42 AM
Every inch of tire size will give you a slightly stiffer ride, of course it depends on the roads you drive on, in florida, texas, arizona or cali it's not an issue as much, but if you live in the north or northeast with potholes it is tougher, I have many customers with 20's, 22's, 24's and a few with 26's and they complain as it gets colder out that their ride is harsh.

BLUEXTON4S
10-29-04, 11:24 AM
I Have Had Several Sets Of Rims Ranging From 20s-24s. I Was A Little Skeptical About Jumping Up To 24s But So Happy I Did. I Promise You Will Regret It If U Dont. I Really Did Not Notice Any Difference In Ride Quality When I Jumped Up From 22s To 24s. And In Such A Big Truck Like The Esv It Would Really Look Best With Some 24s. Sounds Like U Want The Setup I Have. I Have A Ext Lowered On 24s With The Baer Brakes. I Posted Some Pics A While Back. The Headline Says Something Like New Baer Brakes On Caddy Lowered With 24s.(something Like That). Oh Yeah And Go With The Mcgaughys Drop Kit.

sloppy
10-29-04, 04:02 PM
The roads are really smooth here though (southern cali). I did rent a esv on 22s on our last vacation and the ride was pretty smooth. I will probably go with 24s cause the 22s looked small on the esv. BLUEXTON4S thats pretty much what I want. Thanks for the help guys

sloppy
10-29-04, 04:11 PM
Also during the winter I am planning on putting the stock 17s back on so I wont have to worry about traction problems

T_Dogg8
10-29-04, 04:18 PM
what kind of traction problems in southern cali???

sloppy
10-29-04, 10:26 PM
where I live it gets pretty cool during winter and can get icy (snows once in a while too). Its already down to the 30s at night

fast66
10-29-04, 10:44 PM
The roads are really smooth here though (southern cali). I did rent a esv on 22s on our last vacation and the ride was pretty smooth. I will probably go with 24s cause the 22s looked small on the esv. BLUEXTON4S thats pretty much what I want. Thanks for the help guys

where did you rent an esv on 22s?

sloppy
10-30-04, 02:19 PM
In seattle at park place rentals. It was one of those luxury car rental places.

sloppy
10-30-04, 02:22 PM
did your 24s rub BLUEXTON4S