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Hello, guys I just found this site and I love it! I bought a 05 Mada in February and love it! I know its a gas guzzler, but who cares. It's my and my dog's road trip car. I will try to post pic soon. Look forward to learning alot. :)

PS - I have 20 wheel on mine now. Really wanted to get 22 but, tire guy told me they don't sell a off road tire that will fit and they warranty any tire larger than 20. Said a bigger tire will start to chip apart on gravel or rough terrain. I am not a off roader, but do occasionally have to go off road to get to hiking spot or trail head. So is this true? Advice?
 

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The 20 in. wheel/tire is a fair compromise. For serious off road use a tire with a tall bulging sidewall (to protect the wheel rim) is the norm. Look at the hard-core off road rigs and you'll see what I mean.
On road, a lower profile tire (within reason) can improve steering response and cornering.
But one tire/wheel cannot be the ultimate for both on *and* off road. So compromise the best you can.

dave and xtoy - with two sets of tires/wheels - no compromise
 

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Tabor said:
Hello, guys I just found this site and I love it! I bought a 05 Mada in February and love it! I know its a gas guzzler, but who cares. It's my and my dog's road trip car. I will try to post pic soon. Look forward to learning alot. :)

PS - I have 20 wheel on mine now. Really wanted to get 22 but, tire guy told me they don't sell a off road tire that will fit and they warranty any tire larger than 20. Said a bigger tire will start to chip apart on gravel or rough terrain. I am not a off roader, but do occasionally have to go off road to get to hiking spot or trail head. So is this true? Advice?
Welcome.
Yes and no.
Yes, there aren't any offroad 22s that will fit without a lift. No, bigger tire wouldn't chip any more than any other. Bigger would be more prone to denting from bumps due to lack of sidewall cushion. Also, they would be all season at best, so they wouldn't have great traction. I like my Nittos. Toyos are basically the same.
As for warranties, I hadn't heard that and would be skeptical. ;)
 
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