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Hey all, nubie Armada owner here.. :p
Anyway, Im wanting to put some new shoes on my new Mada and been hearing some different opinions from different shops here, just wanted to ask real owners their opnions.
Considering either 20" or 22 ", but was told that the 20" left too much wheel well space open and that the 22" rode a little harsh due to the lower sidewalls..
If anyone has a min to post a pic of your ride with either 20" or the 22" and your opinion I would appreciate it..

Thanks..
 

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SilvMada said:
Hey all, nubie Armada owner here.. :p
Anyway, Im wanting to put some new shoes on my new Mada and been hearing some different opinions from different shops here, just wanted to ask real owners their opnions.
Considering either 20" or 22 ", but was told that the 20" left too much wheel well space open and that the 22" rode a little harsh due to the lower sidewalls..
If anyone has a min to post a pic of your ride with either 20" or the 22" and your opinion I would appreciate it..

Thanks..
You know, this is just me, my boy has 24" Foose rims on his. He dropped it 1/2 inch and his truck sits stout. Really looks good. That's what I'm going to do. Just have to save up, you know.
 

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SilvMada said:
Hey all, nubie Armada owner here.. :p
Anyway, Im wanting to put some new shoes on my new Mada and been hearing some different opinions from different shops here, just wanted to ask real owners their opnions.
Considering either 20" or 22 ", but was told that the 20" left too much wheel well space open and that the 22" rode a little harsh due to the lower sidewalls..
If anyone has a min to post a pic of your ride with either 20" or the 22" and your opinion I would appreciate it..

Thanks..
Your about to get so many different answers! My opinion is that its your Armada so get what you want. As soon as this wet weather clears up, Im getting the 22's put on. Good luck.
 

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I've got 22's on mine and don't notice a harsh ride. I put on 305/45/22 Sumitomo's. A 40's series will be a lot less sidewall and may be harsher thats why I went with the 45's. Fills up more gap too.

Check it!!!
 

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Ok , I did it Put the 22's on the SilvMada...

Hey guys, thanks for all the great info here on the wheel and tire combos. I decided to go with the 22's and wow its looks great.. :D

I put Martin Bro's Alloys 22 wheels on it , with Hankook 305/45/22 Tires, it did make the ride a little rougher, but not much..

Thanks again for the help.. Here are some pics..
 

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SilvMada said:
Hey guys, thanks for all the great info here on the wheel and tire combos. I decided to go with the 22's and wow its looks great.. :D

I put Martin Bro's Alloys 22 wheels on it , with Hankook 305/45/22 Tires, it did make the ride a little rougher, but not much..

Thanks again for the help.. Here are some pics..

I'm running 22 on mine, but I think I need something more for her. The Iraqi just don't seem to look anymore, even with my propellers!

Looks great! I can't wait to put new rims on my Armada, but I need to fix the body damage my wife did while I've been away.
 

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SilvMada said:
Hey all, nubie Armada owner here.. :p
Anyway, Im wanting to put some new shoes on my new Mada and been hearing some different opinions from different shops here, just wanted to ask real owners their opnions.
Considering either 20" or 22 ", but was told that the 20" left too much wheel well space open and that the 22" rode a little harsh due to the lower sidewalls..
If anyone has a min to post a pic of your ride with either 20" or the 22" and your opinion I would appreciate it..

Thanks..
First, there is no difference in "wheelspace" left open by any size rim. The tire size dictates wheelspace left open.

Next, there is nothing wrong with wheelspace. In fact, more is better. Wheelspace allows you to have more movement in suspension without ripping off your fenders. This is good for off road, High curbs, potholes, etc.

Third, the ride won't be that much different between 20s and 22s. Larger than that and you start to get close to trailer queen. The rims become impractical for a multiude of reasons.

Things to consider. The larger your rims, more the following apply.
-worse riding
-lower towing cap
-slower accelerating
-more expensive
-tires are also more expensive
-worse gas mileage
-heavier
-more stress on bearings
-better handling, to a point. After 22s, it starts to get worse.
-more susceptable to damage. This is why off roaders prefer smaller rims. More rubber between you and the bump.

Larger rims started about 8 years ago with 20s being put on Escalades. These were called Dubs. The original reason for larger rims was to give improved handling to street cars at the cost of ride. Many owners liked the look and wanted to put it on their SUVs. Consequently, it has gotten out of hand, like double wings on civics, and now instead of practicallity or anything else, it is done solely for looks, peer pressure, and to announce to the world you have enough money to buy them, which I guess is a good thing in some circles.

Notice, the makers don't put them on because of all the above reasons, which many people don't take into account when getting them.

I got mine because they don't make tires with the width and overall diameter I wanted for 18" my rims so I had to go larger. If you want to use it on rough terrain, snow, etc. I'd stick with 20s. If its a non winter weather street setup, 22s are fine also. ;)
 
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