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    Cool are oversized rims worth it ?

    just wanted to get some opinions

    are 22's really worth it. I have read tons of post and this is what i have concluded.

    1. oversized rims with low profile tires is unsafe
    2. they make gas mileage go down
    3. to get it configured correctly is pricey.

    I just want to know if im wrong for assuming such things.

    it's almost to the point where i just my keep my wheels stock , FOREVER. haha
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    Default Re: are oversized rims worth it ?

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeVinceSequoia View Post
    just wanted to get some opinions

    are 22's really worth it. I have read tons of post and this is what i have concluded.

    1. oversized rims with low profile tires is unsafe
    2. they make gas mileage go down
    3. to get it configured correctly is pricey.

    I just want to know if im wrong for assuming such things.

    it's almost to the point where i just my keep my wheels stock , FOREVER. haha
    I have an opinion on this for sure. To answer your questions, I don't think they are unsafe. That would really be determined by what tire is used. Actually a bigger rim with a lower profile tire handles better on the road because there isn't as much sidewall flex, but you definitely give up comfort for the same reason. No sidewall to soak up the road irregularities. Gas mileage might be very mildly affected because of more rolling mass. Pricey? Yes indeed. Both the wheels and tires are expensive.

    I think for the Tundra, if you off road a lot you are better off with a smaller rim diameter like a 16" or 17" with a tire that has a nice high sidewall. Then you move to the all purpose truck, some off road, some on. This is fine with a 16", 17" 18" or even 20" with the proper tire. For a street truck of the Tundra's size, I personally like 18" or 20" wheels. With 22" you will have to run a very small sidewall just to fit them in your fenderwells and prevent rubbing. Again, the bigger the wheel the smaller the sidewall of the tire and you will get a harsher ride but better handling. I use my truck only on the street and have 20" with 295/45/20" tires. This smaller sidewall size makes my truck ride a smidgen rougher but it handles better and in my opinion, it looks better. The Tundra, especially the Double Cab looks better proportioned with a bigger wheel.

    Tires make a dramatic difference too. I had Falken Zeix S/TZ-01 that I had balance problems with, and they rode rough. I broke a belt in one of them at 10,000 miles and recently replaced them with BF Goodrich G-Force TA KDW with the new cad designed tread. The BFGs are a dramatic change even though they are the exact same size. They ride so much smoother and make less noise than the Falkens did. It rides almost as good as a Tundra on stock 16" rims again.

    Wheels and tires are really a matter of taste. For example, I like polished alloy wheels and some chrome rim designs look great, but I really don't care for the new black wheel trend. They look good on some vehicles, especially darker colors, but they just aren't for me. If you love the black, then get them. After all, it's your truck!

    Bigger rims do cost more and so do the tires, they are harder to get balanced correctly, there is a slight amount of more rolling mass depending on the wheel and tire weight, but I think they look great, and that's good enough for me and worth the small negatives. Just remember, the bigger the rim, the more it's going to cost and you will give up ride quality.

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    Default Re: are oversized rims worth it ?

    Hi,

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