Don't do it! Not only will you brakes wear faster, you will need more room for stops. Bigger wheels also throw off your speedometer, which throws off your odometer. I once had a Suburban and I only put 18s on it and regretted every minute of it. Don't ruin a nice caddy the same way, it deserves to be left alone.clickart said:I just wonder if you put 22" or above would you get suspension problems in the future?
This is the best advice I've read here, I keep telling everyone I know the same thing.GMike said:Your speedometer will be fine, as long as the overall circumference of the wheel/tire combo is the same as original. I went from 265/70 R17's to 285/50 R20's. Larger wheel + lower profile tire = same overall diameter.
Regarding suspension, the key to this is to make sure the weight of the wheel/tire combination is as close to the weight (or as light), of the original wheels. My 02 escalade factory 17" wheels/tires are about 65lbs. The new 20 Boss 307 wheels with 285/50 tires are about 76lbs. Handleing in better but ride is harsher (by just a bit, not many people notice). So, don't buy fancy expensive huge chrome wheels until you know how much they weigh.
I have not noticed any difference in brake performance. However, I plan on upgrading to Stainless Steel Braded brake lines and new pads. Eventually.
What do you advise on replacing the shocks and drive yoks with? which companies would u prefer?skides1 said:Plan on brakes every 15,000 miles, shocks 30K, drive yokes 30k. You gotta pay to play! Plus I drive the crap out of my Escalade.