: what is the proper tire size for 22"

07-08-05, 05:39 PM
Hi im looking to buy some Echelon Goochi rims 22" and was wondering what tire size to put on them. Some people have 305/45-22 and some have 305/40-22, what is the proper size for the rim and look of the truck. Do the 40's not rub on anything, is that why? My escalade has the stock suspension and hight and don't plan on changing it. One last question is do any of you guy's have these rims, are they good quality it's the first time I have heard of them. If someone has them on there truck could you guy's please post a picture. Thanks and looking forward on some input!

07-08-05, 06:44 PM
I have the 305-45-22 tires. I have no rubbing at all. The 45 tire gives the rim more cushion from the road for a smoother ride. The 40 has a smaller profile and you are more likely to damage your rims if you hit a pot hole or if you rub a curb.

07-08-05, 07:08 PM
I just put on a 305/45/20 and had to cut a little off the inside of the running boards, but other than that no problems, I really like the looke of the 45 series a lot more, but the 40 series actually is the right tire it is the exact same height as the stock tires and any tire shop will recommend it for our trucks, so 305/40/22 if you want the exact match 305/45/22 if you want more tire for a more aggresive look

07-09-05, 12:50 AM
I say if you have no plans on a lower stance they go with 305-45-22 the ride is alot better with more side wall..

07-09-05, 12:55 PM
why do some people have rubbing issues and some don't? I whant no problems with rubbing. I like the 305 45 22 because of the ride quality just scared that it's going to rub. If someone has pictures of the two sizes installed on the truck could you guy's send it to me. Thanks! premierplastermoulding@hotmail.com is my email.

07-09-05, 01:14 PM
i've seen the 305 45's and would say they are my choice, i have seen a guy with the 40's and he said the ride sucks... plus both of them also lowered there Caddy's.