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Old 08-08-2009, 07:29 PM   #1
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Are 22"s too big

i dont want the car to look ghetto and i dont wanna mess up the speedometer soo are 22's overkill...?
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Old 08-08-2009, 07:30 PM   #2
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Old 08-08-2009, 07:32 PM   #3
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yes, IMO, they are not necessary. 20's are huge as it is. With 22's your probably going to have have to drop the suspension also. Your tire selection on 22's probably wont be to great either.
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Old 08-08-2009, 07:32 PM   #4
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Got a pic of the wheel?
most wheels look a little too big when they get over 19-20 inches IMO
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Old 08-08-2009, 07:46 PM   #5
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depends... there is not a yes or no answer... it depends on how YOU like it.

I want to go 21's but... if i see 22 in person i might like it and go that route... go with your feel... not what other people think.,
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Old 08-08-2009, 07:51 PM   #6
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depends... there is not a yes or no answer... it depends on how YOU like it.

I want to go 21's but... if i see 22 in person i might like it and go that route... go with your feel... not what other people think.,
i understand that but i like to hear opinions

as for pics ive posted them in another thread but these are my top choices
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Old 08-08-2009, 07:56 PM   #8
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The middle wheel might look alright as a 22, I would go 20's with the first and third though...
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Old 08-08-2009, 07:57 PM   #9
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Old 08-09-2009, 01:57 AM   #10
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If you would have asked me this question a month ago, I would have said that yes, 22's are too big. However, after seeing Nine Ball's Camaro with 22's, my mind is changed.

http://www.planetlsx.com/forums/show...6721#post36721

As mentioned earlier, your selection of tires is going to be limited. As long as you maintain the same overall diameter (or very close), your speedo will not be affected. It really comes down to personal taste.
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Old 08-09-2009, 02:25 AM   #11
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Keep in mind you're adding unsprung weight which is going to slow down the car, cause longer stopping distances and work your shocks harder. If the bigger rims and tires weigh just 9 lbs more than the stock wheels, the effect is like adding a 180 lb passenger to your car... permanently.

I don't like them personally; they make the car look like a toy, like a hotwheels car or slot car. But if YOU like them and you don't mind the performance penalty, get what you like...it's your car.
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Old 08-09-2009, 02:30 AM   #12
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It's a matter of personal taste. A lot of guys here have knee-jerk bias against anything larger than 20" but I think the right 22"s will look great. Just make sure you get a high quality wheel, because your tires won't be offering a lot of protection against shit roads.
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Old 08-09-2009, 03:11 AM   #13
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Consider the concept Camaro had 22's in back and 21's in the front. 22's are not too big, especially with that huge wheel opening. If your autocrossing your car the extra weight may be a valid issue. But in large most Cars will be daily drivers or cruisers and it's not an issue. Buy what you like, your the one paying the bill.
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i dont want the car to look ghetto and i dont wanna mess up the speedometer soo are 22's overkill...?
Ugh we're on the same boat buddy! I'm trying to make a decision if I'm putting 20's, 21's or 22's. Looking at the stock rims they look to small on the car even though they're already 20's then I saw 2010_5thgen's 22's Spec 5ive rims and I can't make up my mind if they're too big or not.
So the 21's choice came up in mind but I'm still confused on what size I want for my camaro. Help?
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