: Got 22" Platinum Rims on my 2005 ESV



sprink60
10-24-12, 08:38 PM
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Got these today from a guy with a 2012 EXT that was getting a set of custom 24" rims. These have the Bridgestone Dueler 285-45/R22 H rated tires with 6000 miles. We had a tire shop swap my TPM's over to the 22's...the computer picked them up...no problem.

Tremendous difference in ride and handling. These are exactly what I have been looking for...the ESV looks "Complete" with these.

icaddy
10-24-12, 08:42 PM
Cong! Looks nice. Can you tell me what the difference is so i can save some money for one set? :) also how much you paid?

sprink60
10-24-12, 10:49 PM
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http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww52/sprink49/DSC_0098.jpg

These are the 17" Standard Aluminum Rims (top photo) that I had on originally. The 22" rims were an upgrade from the "base" 18" or 20" rims from 2007 thru current model year depending on which trim level you order. Th 22" rim was not available from the factory in 2005..only up to 20".

With good tires, expect to pay $1500~$2500 for a set of OEM "Takeoffs" depending on mileage and condition. These rims and tires purchased separately and new would cost over $3000. I watched Craigslist and E Bay for several weeks before I came across this set. Let me just say I did very well on this purchase of "New" OEM 22" rims and tires.

Madspeed
10-24-12, 11:59 PM
looks perfect.

jnrsesv
10-25-12, 08:43 AM
Man those 22's look bad fart box (azz) :)

Really makes the vehicle stand out. Nice touch.

Carvone
10-25-12, 09:43 AM
Your ride looks much better now. I scored the exact same set off of CL last year and replaced those 17" ones like you had, made a world of difference in looks and the ride is so much better. Have received many complements on them. FYI though....the "platinum" rims look like these http://www.ebay.com/itm/2012-Real-Genuine-OEM-Factory-GM-Cadillac-ESCALADE-PLATINUM-22-inch-WHEELS-TIRES-/380465067505?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item58957c35f1&vxp=mtr What we have are just called 22" Chrome Caddy rims.

LongRX7
10-25-12, 05:13 PM
I've been looking for a set of OEM Chromed 22's too. Prefer the regular 22's over the Premium ones. Looks good....one day I'll find a set for the right price :)

sprink60
10-25-12, 10:24 PM
Your ride looks much better now. I scored the exact same set off of CL last year and replaced those 17" ones like you had, made a world of difference in looks and the ride is so much better. Have received many complements on them. FYI though....the "platinum" rims look like these http://www.ebay.com/itm/2012-Real-Genuine-OEM-Factory-GM-Cadillac-ESCALADE-PLATINUM-22-inch-WHEELS-TIRES-/380465067505?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item58957c35f1&vxp=mtr What we have are just called 22" Chrome Caddy rims.

You are correct...

sprink60
10-26-12, 09:56 PM
I drove down to Pompano Beach today in 50 mph winds and the ESV is much more stable than with the 17"'s

http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww52/sprink49/DSC_0098-1.jpg

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

Carvone
10-27-12, 09:06 PM
Your ride is really looking nice. They are much more stable at speeds, these trucks should have came with these to start with.

Here is mine with the old rims...
http://www.lstwo.com/images/14976990605780717055.jpg

and the new ones...
http://www.lstwo.com/images/63172015340317096779.jpg

sprink60
10-28-12, 12:20 AM
Your ride is really looking nice. They are much more stable at speeds, these trucks should have came with these to start with.

Here is mine with the old rims...
http://www.lstwo.com/images/14976990605780717055.jpg

and the new ones...
http://www.lstwo.com/images/63172015340317096779.jpg

Thanks for the words...I love the White Diamond..and you are right...the 22's just bring it together.

jnrsesv
10-28-12, 07:51 AM
Man these rigs look nice with those 22's.

sprink60
10-28-12, 08:48 AM
I think it's part of the overall visual impact of an Escalade. An Escalade is such a massive vehicle anyway anything less than 20"'s looks a bit out of proportion relative to the vehicle size and gets lost in the wheel opening.

jnrsesv
10-28-12, 07:48 PM
Agreed, I am staring at our 20's (factory 9 spoke) with new Michelins and they just don't "fill" the wheel well like the 22's above.

Sentinelist
11-01-12, 02:03 AM
Looks great, sprink!