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    Re: Are 22's to big

    What does Stabilitrak do if the front and rear tires have significantly different circumferences? Will it think there's wheel slippage and apply the brakes?

    The stock tires on my car are slightly different in diameter already. I assume the speedometer/odometer run off the rear wheels, so if I went to a 235/55 instead of 50 in the front only, I'd gain almost half an inch of sidewall. In the Continental DWS, it's also $25/tire cheaper than the 235/50. The revs/mile would be 716 and 746 instead of the stock 740 & 746.

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    Re: Are 22's to big

    Here's mine with 20's. Only a 1/4" different than stock 17" size. No rubbing at all and plenty of fender gap (a little more than what I want) but I had 22's and if I hit a big enough dip with people in the back it would rub, only because of the rim offset. If you get something that tucks I wouldnt see a problem, but then again I didn't care for the ride of 30 series tires.542135_519483824750347_197547225_n_zps1a0c8ca8.jpg

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    Re: Are 22's to big

    Sandwich - There are a few non-V's with the six-lug wheels & V brakes.

    I'm not sure the 17" wheels will clear the mid-option brake calipers.

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    Re: Are 22's to big

    Quote Originally Posted by EChas3 View Post
    Sandwich - There are a few non-V's with the six-lug wheels & V brakes.

    I'm not sure the 17" wheels will clear the mid-option brake calipers.
    Good call. I forgot about that.

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    Re: Are 22's to big

    @eat - I think the user 1SG_LAC (or something like that) has a nice Red STS with the V brakes.
    What on earth happened to cause that 4 lugger to break like that?

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    Re: Are 22's to big

    20s look best on a Kenworth.
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    Re: Are 22's to big

    No i had 22 u2 wheels fit perfect didnt have to get lifted little rub but after it rubs down the liner it wont b an issue as far as speed there is a 5 mph difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EChas3

    I'm not sure the 17" wheels will clear the mid-option brake calipers.
    I have JE5 brakes on my 1SF, not sure if that's the mid-option, but the 17" wheels from my old CTS clear the calipers. I use them for my winter wheels.
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    Re: Are 22's to big

    Base is JL9 - my wife's 1SE has them. They are OK.

    Nice to hear that 17" wheels clear the JE5 calipers. I don't think Cadillac pairs them together. I was referring to these as mid-option. The V brakes are bigger yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EChas3
    Base is JL9 - my wife's 1SE has them. They are OK.

    Nice to hear that 17" wheels clear the JE5 calipers. I don't think Cadillac pairs them together. I was referring to these as mid-option. The V brakes are bigger yet.
    They barely clear, probably less than 1/4", I was worried about that very thing prior to having them mounted.

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    Re: Are 22's to big

    Personally, I think 22's would be too big. Four Fins, those 20's look pretty good. I have the stock 17's. I wouldn't mind going up to 18's or 19's. But currently i'm happy with the 17's. Actually, I would really like to get a second set, and then get them sand blasted and powdercoated something not shiny chrome.

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    Re: Are 22's to big

    Personally, I think the ride is rough enough with 18's. Wouldn't even think about 22's, not to mention I think it looks horribly disproportionate. If you're looking to stand out, those will do it, but I'm not sure it is in a positive light. To each their own though.

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    Re: Are 22's to big

    If you want to stand out, it's much cheaper to paint flames coming out of your wheelwells. I did that on my 74 Fleetwood--for a friend's wedding.

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    Re: Are 22's to big

    Quote Originally Posted by ral1960 View Post
    If you want to stand out, it's much cheaper to paint flames coming out of your wheelwells. I did that on my 74 Fleetwood--for a friend's wedding.
    That is why I want stock non-chrome wheels, so they stand out less. I would like to do a gunmetal grey color, or something similar.

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