: anyone running 285 or 295 40 24 tires???



253caddy
01-01-07, 04:03 PM
I have been looking at buying 24's and most places offer the 305 35 24 but it is just alittle to small plus doesnt help on the ride!

I was wondering if anyone is running 285 40 24 or 295 40 24 tires? If so could you post a pic or even email it to me?

Thanks guys

jrs05caddyext
01-01-07, 04:25 PM
I had these 24s a few months ago. I think they were Toyo 285/40/24 tires.
http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/2702/dscn02016fv.jpg

253caddy
01-01-07, 04:50 PM
Thanks JRS they look alot bigger than the 305 35 24 tires and my new 07 lade has a big gap in the wells and I really dont want to lower the truck and lose any ride...

Thanks for taking the time to post the pic...

benamaster
01-01-07, 04:51 PM
I think it depends on how wide the rim is too. I do see almost all the places pushing the 305 with 24's.

253caddy
01-01-07, 05:01 PM
Yeah they really push for them!!! We put a set on last week and the gap in the rear was HUGE!!!

They didnt have the 285 in stock so I am sure that was way there was such a push for the 305 but it just didnt look that great!!!

benamaster
01-01-07, 05:15 PM
I agree I like having a little more tire. I have 20's with 285/50R20's I wouldn't trade them for the 305's they wanted to put on.

253caddy
01-03-07, 12:37 PM
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183/donholli/DCP_0834_sized.jpg

This is how the lade should look with the bigger tires! I think it is alot better

benamaster
01-03-07, 04:51 PM
This is how the lade should look with the bigger tires! I think it is alot better

Are those 24's? The look like 22's but I like the larger sidewall.

253caddy
01-03-07, 08:09 PM
Those are 285 40 24 toyo tires that do make them look like 22's due to the sidewall BUT they are 24's with alot better ride

This is what I am doing as we speak I will get pics up once the new rims and tires are on!!!

enspiredEXT
01-03-07, 09:28 PM
I'm running 295/40/24s on my 2006 Cadillac EXT. The rims are giovanna genoa but I am having severe problems....the tires keep scraping the inside fender. Plus the ride is horrible beyond belief, at 65mph all the bumps are felt. The tire shops tell me to go 305/35/24 but I don't want to spend thousands of dollars on tires if the smooth ride isn't there, I might just go back to stock. I need help!!!! Here are some more details for anyone to help me:

1. 24 inch Giovanna Genoa rims (don't know width). They came off my older brother's truck and the tires are worn pretty bad (enought to require new ones probably within a month).
2. The body is not being rubbed, just the inside fender.
3. 2006 Cadillac Escalade, not lowered.

I'll try to post pix tomorrow.

Eddie

benamaster
01-03-07, 09:46 PM
If it is rubbing I hear you might beable to zip tie some of the plastic back away from the tire. Depends where it is rubbing though.

enspiredEXT
01-04-07, 12:34 AM
Yup did that, still rubbing. It only rubs while driving and turning right or left.

ZX_man
01-04-07, 09:27 AM
Who makes the tire your on right now? Also what psi are your tires inflated too? Both those will make a difference in ride quality.

Walter

253caddy
01-04-07, 12:10 PM
These tires should ride alot better then 305 35 24's you are getting down to just about nothing I would think more sidewall more ride but who knows?

enspiredEXT
01-04-07, 03:14 PM
The tires on are Pirelli Scorpions, they are inflated at 40psi. Here is some more info:

The tire shop told me the following:
1. The tires on right now 295/40/24 are the wrong size, the correct size is 305/35/24. In fact they had me sign a release form that stated that the tire shop had informed me the tires were the incorrect size and that I was aware of it. I trust this place, they did my grill and they have done a lot of Cadillac work before, they were highly recommended.
2. They further suggested to keep the tires inflated at all times at 40psi and that with these tires or with 305/35/24 to not drive faster than 35mph on streets otherwise there would be a possibility that if I hit a pot hole the tires would need to be re-balanced.
3. I live in the los angeles area and there are lots of potholes on the street and the freeways are crap too.

I guess it is just too much of a headache to have 24s. I really do miss hitting 90mph in EXT and not feeling anything. I'll probably go back to stock rims, everyone has 22s and there is not point in getting a smaller size.

Thanks for the help though.

Eddie